Monday, June 28, 2010

eo sun prep

6 tbsp. sesame oil
6 tbsp. avocado oil
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops ylang-ylang essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bottle. Cap and shake the mixture thoroughly. Shake the mixture well before each use as well, since the oils may separate.
Apply evenly and sparingly to clean, exfoliated skin at least 30 minutes before going out into the sun. The oil must penetrate the upper layers of the skin for its protective properties to be fully effective.

Avocado oil conditions and protects: Oil from the fleshy part of the avocado is very beneficial for dry skin, as it contains high levels of vitamins, lecithin and unsaturated fatty acids. Avocado oil can be used as a light sunscreen and is good for long-term use, since it does not spoil easily. Be sure to use only cold-pressed, unrefined avocado oil.
Cold Pressed Avocado Oil is a high heat wonder, with rich stores of monounsaturated fat. The oil is best for high heat applications (Up To 450°F) like sautéing, frying and all-purpose cooking. Excellent for skin care and massage.
Sesame oil protects against harmful rays: Sesame oil, obtained by pressing the seeds of the sesame plant, provides the highest sun protection of all the natural oils. It is also very effective for softening and smoothing the skin. Be sure to use only cold-pressed, unrefined sesame oil, which has a fill, nutty aroma and is dark in color.

  • Natural suntan oils will keep for about 2-3 months. Refrigerate for maximum freshness.
  • Do not use oils that smell rancid, as they have lost effectiveness.
  • Do not add citrus essential oils to your suntan oil. They can cause brown spots to develop after sunbathing that can last for years or even a lifetime.
  • Natural suntan oil is not waterproof, so be sure to reapply after swimming.
  • If you are fair-skinned, it's best to stay out of the sun between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 P.M., when the sun's rays are strongest.


  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile(Anthemis nobilis) essential oil
  • 2 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil
  • 8 drops lavender (Lavandula officinalis) essential oil
  • 2 drops peppermint (Mentha piperita) essential oil
  • 8 oz. spray bottle
              to make the spray, add the aloe vera gel, witch hazel and essential oil to the spray bottle. shake well. then add the water. shake well again.
              after sun exposure apply a good amount onto the skin but not running off. the witch hazel will give a cooling feeling and the aloe vera and essential oils will help to calm the skin. wait a few minutes without disturbing the area, as this will allow the essential oils and aloe vera to soak into the skin. this won't take to long. reapply as needed.
            ALLWAYS TEST the essential oils first and be sure that you don't have any health conditions affected by the use of the oil. If you do leave out that essential oil, the partial blends will still work.

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