DIY Essential Oil Sun Protection & After Sun Spray

 
There has been a lot of information lately about the dangers of many of the sunscreens out there on the market. This summer I was looking for a natural sun-protection alternative for myself and my little one. Well, of course I turned to my handy essential oils!! 
 
It’s easy to make and I found it to be very protective for our skin. I loved this for walks, trips to the park or when we played outdoors! I applied it every hour and if we were going to be in the sun for extended periods of time, by the pool or at the beach, I would stick to a natural sunscreen with some zinc oxide in it like this one for added protection. 
 
Ingredients:
- 20 drops carrot seed oil 
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- spray bottle to store in (like this)
 
Steps: 
1. Mix together, pour in the spray bottle and give it a shake! Apply before going out in the sun! Reapply every 1-2 hours
 
2. The smell isn’t fantastic, although I don’t mind it, but if you do you can add a few drops of lavender or raspberry oil to make it more pleasant! (Don’t use citrus oils, as those shouldn’t be applied before sun exposure.) 
 
 
 
Essential Oil After Sun Spray
Beach days are my favorite days, but somehow I always manage to end up a little red the next day! So, after our beach day this weekend I used some after-sun spray I made with lavender and peppermint and it was SO soothing, plus lavender aids in healing! I didn’t peel at all after using this a few times! It’s my new go-to for after-sun exposure!
 
Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup witch hazel
-  10 drops lavender
- 10 drops peppermint 
- optional: pure aloe vera gel (purchase here)
- 4 ounce spray bottle (like this)
 
Steps: 
1. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into spray bottle, sake well, and apply generously to skin that needs cooling. Don’t get in your eyes! 
 
2. Gentle baby is another option you can add use with this, as it is great for the skin! (I would avoid using peppermint on children under the age of 2)
 

I Want Oils! Where Can I Get Them?
You can learn how to start your oily journey with me here! I LOVE sharing oils with people and helping educate them about how to use them safely and appropriately, so I would be happy to help get you started!

Disclaimer: Essential oils are not FDA approved to cure, treat or diagnose. Statements made here are personal experiences and sole opinions and should not be construed nor substituted for a doctor's medical advice. Any decisions made personally on how to use essential oils are just that, a personal decision. Please take responsibility to gather information and make your own educated decision on how you can use oils to help you and your family.
 
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