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Sun Protection And After-Care With Essential Oils

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Sun Protection and After-Care

The sun’s light/radiation is vital for life. Not only for plant life, but also for the proper functioning of many systems in our bodies. But being exposed to too much of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation will cause damage, which manifests itself in more or less reddened skin that will, in severe cases, also start to blister. And it can get even worse… the DNA structure may become damaged, the consequence of which is that a high percentage of such cases will turn into malignant growth. Therefore, protection is vital. In case of exposure to very high radiation, or for very long periods of time, you will need to apply one of the commercially available, very-high-SPF-factor lotions. However, for mild to moderate exposure, and for after-sun care, a combination of certain carrier oils and essential oils can be a great choice for two reasons… one, they are all wonderful skin-care oils in their own right, and they will prevent the skin from drying out; and two, because of the overlapping and synergistic properties/benefits of many essential oils they will, at the same time, also have a host of other positive effects on your skin and your general well-being.

Here are some suggestions for a few simple recipes:

Sun Protection Oil:

  • 60ml of Sesame Oil
  • 30ml of Jojoba Oil         
  • 45 drops of Lavender Essential Oil           
  • 15 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil     
  • 1 tsp of Vitamin E                                 

After Sun Oil:

  • 60ml of Almond Oil
  • 30ml of Jojoba Oil
  • 20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 drops of Chamomile Roman Essential Oil
  • 5 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
  • 1 tsp of Vitamin E                  

Your scalp and hair will also be greatly affected by sun exposure, here’s a hair & scalp oil recipe that will soothe and nourish both:

  • 60ml of Almond Oil   
  • 30ml of Jojoba Oil   
  • 30 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil 
  • 15 drops of Atlas Cedar Essential Oil                              

Massage this oil into your hair and scalp and leave it in for at least 15 min, and ideally much longer than that, before washing your hair.

Enjoy your sun-protection and after-sun-care oils!

As always: only 100% pure and natural oils must be used in order to be safe, and to achieve positive results. For guaranteed purity and authenticity use STYX oils and PAEOS oils!

Cheers!
Ernst

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