The weather is starting to warm up and Summer Vacation for my kids is quickly approaching, which means that I know I will be spending more time outside in the sunshine. I try to be diligent about protecting my skin (and my kid's skin) in the sun, but every once in a while you may find that after a day in the sun your skin needs some extra care.
In those instances...Young Living Essential Oils to the rescue!
The recipe I'm about to share with you is super easy and great for on-the-spot applications. All you need is Aloe, Lavender oil, and Peppermint oil. Lavender is a fresh and clean floral smell and is a wonderful renewing and soothing oil to support your skin. Peppermint is a minty and bright smell that has relieving and soothing properties and will give your skin a tingling cooling sensation. Here's what I do:
I like to use a spoon to scoop out a spoon full of Aloe (my sister grows Aloe in her backyard- if you're not lucky enough to have an Aloe plant available, you can find Aloe at a health food store), and right onto the spoon I'll add 1 drop each of Lavender & Peppermint. The great thing is...you can play around with this recipe to fit your needs too. Sometimes I will do 2 drops of Lavender to 1 Peppermint for myself, and for my younger kids I've just done 1 drop of Lavender with the spoon full of Aloe and omitted the Peppermint all together. Just mix the ingredients together in your hand, and rub the mixture on your skin. Ahhhhhh!
Side Note: If you aren't into do yourself recipes, Young Living also makes a spray (that just came back into stock-woohoo) called LavaDerm to promote healthy skin. It’s made with skin-loving ingredients such as aloe, Lavender, Northern Lights Black Spruce, and Helichrysum to gently support healthy-looking skin because it lightly moisturizes while also soothing and rejuvenating skin. I think this spray is the perfect addition to any beach/pool bag! You can read more about this product here:
Your Oil Loving Friend,
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