Fun in the Sun with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso

Summer means a lot of time in the sun. It’s important to be prepared with only the best natural products so that you and your family can make the most of your sun-filled break.

Even though Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” Arizona actually has, on average, more sunny days. We are constantly aware of the tremendous sun exposure we receive here, even during the winter months. For that reason, combined with our high elevation, we are always mindful of taking proper care for our skin.

Essential oils cannot help us screen out the harmful rays of the sun. They can, however, help us replenish and nourish our skin before and after our fun in the sun.

There is nothing more comforting than having a blend ready to soothe your skin after a day in the sun. Some fabulous essential oils to blend with are: lavender, German chamomile, helichrysum, frankincense, and myrrh.

Sunshine is essential—burns are not. Follow these ideas for sunny summer fun, without the aftermath of exposure. Protect, refresh, and soothe your skin with easy-to-make essential oil blends.

Sunburn soother

Make a lavender after-sun spray by mixing 20 drops of lavender essential oil with 1 ounce of aloe vera juice in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator and use after long days in the sun.

Tea tree foot balm

Ingredients

4 ounce jar

2 tablespoons coconut oil

¼ cup shea butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 ounce piece of beeswax, grated

25 drops tea tree essential oil

1. Combine all ingredients except essential oil in a saucepan over very low heat, stir until melted.

2. Remove from heat and stir to combine. Then add essential oils.

3. Pour mixture into a clean jar.

4. Massage a small amount into your feet at bedtime to moisturize.

If you are interested in learning more about summer sun skincare, please join me for one of my free intro to essential oils class. For more information, contact JoAnne Guadioso by text or phone at 480-225-5224 or by email at [email protected]