Protect Your Skin This Summer with Essential Oils

There is solid proof now that most sunscreens are harmful to our skin and even internal systems. But we still have to protect ourselves from overexposure to UV rays. In my opinion, making your own sunscreen is the best, healthiest way to go. This way you know exactly what you are putting on your body.

This post is going to focus on which essential oils are best to put into your homemade sunscreen, and which essential oils to use for after you have been in the sun for a long period of time, or if you have a sunburn.

Here is the link to the Natural Homemade Sunscreen Recipe by Wellness Mama

https://wellnessmama.com/2558/homemade-sunscreen/

She also has a very informative blog post about the dangers of sunscreen. I highly suggest you educate yourself on this topic as sunscreen can be extremely harmful to you and your kids!

https://wellnessmama.com/55366/sunscreen-is-harmful/

Essential Oils for Sun Protection

These are the oils I add into my homemade sunscreen (recipe by Wellness Mama)! These essential oils do not add SPF, they possess powerful skin protecting properties. These oils protect against cancer and help restore cells to health.

Oil Properties Definitions:

Anticarcinogenic – Inhibits development of cancer

Anti-Carcinoma – Destroys or inhibits cancer cells

Anti-Inflammatory – Reduces inflammation

Antimutagenic – Reduces rate of genetic variants/mutation

Antiseptic – Destroys microorganisms to prevent or treat infection on living tissue/skin

Anti-Tumoral – Inhibits growth of tumors

Regenerative – Promotes regeneration of body tissue

Restorative – Encourages repair, recovery, and restoration

  1. Arborvitae

This oil’s skin related properties are:

  • Anticarcinogenic
  • Anti-Carcinoma
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-Tumoral
  • Regenerative
  • Restorative
  1.  Helichrysum

This oil’s skin related properties are:

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Regenerative
  1.  Lavender

This oil’s skin related properties are:

  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antimutagenic
  • Anti-Tumoral
  • Regenerative
  1.  Myrrh

This oil’s skin related properties are:

  • Anticarcinogenic
  • Anti-Carcinoma
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-Tumoral
  • Regenerative

Essential Oils for After Sun Care

These oils possess properties that clean, soothe, and rebuild skin. After being in the sun for an extended amount of time, or if you get a sunburn, I recommend adding any combination of these oils to a handful of Organic Aloe Vera gel and massaging that into your skin.

Oil Properties Definitions:

Analgesic – Relieves or allys pain

Antibacterial – Kills or inhibits growth of bacteria

Anti-Inflammatory – Reduces inflammation

Cytophylactic – Stimulates cell growth

Regenerative – Promotes regeneration of body tissue

Restorative – Encourages repair, recovery, and restoration

  1. Arborvitae

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Cytophylactic
  • Regenerative
  • Restorative
  1.  Blue Tansy

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  1.  Frankincense

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Cytophylactic
  • Regenerative
  • Restorative
  1.  Eucalyptus

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  1.  Helichrysum

  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Regenerative
  1.  Lavender

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Cytophylactic
  • Regenerative
  1. Sandalwood

  • Antibacterial
  • Regenerative
  • Restorative

I hope you found this helpful as to how you can naturally and safely take care of your skin this summer!

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