Ahhhh, summer time. It's brings longer days, wonderful weather and lots of sun. One of the best things about summer is spending time with friends and family outdoors whether it be at the beach, camping, hiking, in the backyard -- all of it is great!
With all that summertime fun, sometimes we end up spending too much time in the sun and damage our skin with sunburns. Too much sun over an extended period of time can results in sun spots and wrinkles.
Did you know essential oils can help with sunburns, sun spots & wrinkles?
Immediate Sunburn Relief
TIP 1: Add 1-3 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to each teaspoon of pure aloe vera gel and apply to the sunburn.
TIP 2: Soothe the burn by taking a lukewarm bath and add 2-4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to the water.
TIP 3: Suffering from blisters & boils from all that fun? Apply Lavender Essential oils with or without a carrier oil* directly to the site.
*Some good carrier oils are coconut, jojoba, almond, olive or vegetable oils.
Sun Spots & Wrinkles
Did you know there is one essential oil that works to repair the past sun damage to your skin? Frankincense Essential Oil has been known to reduce sun spots and wrinkles, this is one of the reasons it is a common ingredient in anti-anging creams.
TIP 4: Dab a drop of Frankincense Essential Oil directly on those sun spots and fine lines to make them less noticeable. Or add couple drops of Frankincense to your daily moisturizer. (Keep in mind this takes time, give it a month or more for see results -- and take before and after pictures to remind yourself of what the area used to look like.)
TIP 5: Make your own body butter with Frankincense Essential Oil and apply daily to your sun-damaged skin.
You’ll need just 3 ingredients: shea butter, a carrier oil (we carry jojoba oil) & Frankincense Essential Oil. For the recipe in the following link, I added peppermint but this optional. You could add any essential oil to create a scent that is just perfect for you.
Check out the recipe here.
Why Lavender Essential Oil for burns?
Did you know, the roots of current day aromatherapy are often traced to the French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, who plunged his hand into a bucket of lavender essential oil after accidentally burning himself? He was amazed at the rate of recovery and minimal scarring from the burn. Fascinated by his experience, he began to study the effects of essential oils on the body and used them in hospitals on soldiers during the First World War.
Lavender has been known to assist with inflammations of the skin, acne, eczema, wounds, burns, scars, sunburns, bug bites, itching, pain related to arthritis, sprains & strains. Lavender is also used to relieve headaches and stress, menstruation, loss of hair, nausea, as a disinfectant, stress reliever, antidepressant, insomnia and more. When in doubt, try lavender!
Why Frankincense Essential Oil for skin care?
Frankincense Essential Oil is steam-distilled from the resin of the Indian Boswellia Serrata tree, also known as the Frankincense tree.
It has been used since the ancient past, with references of the treasured resin bestowed to Jesus by the three wise men. This essential oil is considered to be one of the most therapeutic oils, renowned for its ability to tighten the skin and help with cellular regeneration. It is also highly anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, making it a common ingredient in anti-aging skin care products and personal care formulations.
Disclaimer: The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: All products are for external use only. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application. Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.