There is a lot of controversy about whether we should expose skin to sun and UV rays. I believe there should be balance in this, as with all areas of life. Too much sun can definitely damage the skin, but we do need a certain amount to help boost our levels of vitamin D3.
The trick is knowing when to cover up. This weekend I was working in the garden. At one point, I realized it was time to protect my northern Minnesota skin from over-exposure. The result was a nice tan and no burn!
There is another problem and that is the toxic chemicals found in most sun screens and sunblock products. I prefer to make my own and have safely used it for several years now. I apply this prior to going out in the sun. Here is my recipe:
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
- 5 drops Helechrysum essential oil
- 3 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil
- 1 ounce Avacado Oil
I saw this recipe in the Young Living Essential Edge Newsletter recently. It also looks like a wonderful option.
Now if you over-do it and get a sunburn, you might find some fabulous relief from applying LavaDerm Cooling Mist or Lavender Essential Oil. I only suggest Young Living’s Lavender, as most other brands are cut with Lavindin, which actually can make a burn or sunburn worse. You really need to know and trust your source.
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