I seriously can't believe summer is almost here! I'm so over the school year and really ready to have both my girls at home for a little while so we can enjoy the sunny outdoors. With thinking about all the great time we will be spending outdoors in the sun, it got me going over in my head what essential oils I am using on a daily basis that could be potential sun issues.
Citrus Oils are labeled photosensitive, so you want to limit your exposure for around 24 hrs after using a citrus essential oil.
Some oils even require longer times out of the sun. What can happen if you are in the sun and are wearing a photosensitive oil?
Well, mainly you have the chance of getting a VERY serious burn in the location of the oil. And to be honest I have no desire to try that out.
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Here is a list of some popular Oils that are Photosensitive
These are just a small portion of photosensitive oils. Always check first before applying oils when you could be in direct sun.
One of the primary essential oil beauty products I use is the Face Serum I made using oils from my Premium Kit. Man, it is the best natural Face Serum, Check out my post with its recipe here. You won't believe what it did for my skin wellness!
I was sad to remember that one of the key ingredients is Lemon.
Lemon is a citrus oil so it will be on my do not apply list for my face this summer. But I can't do without my face serum, so I decided to do a little research. You see my Essential Oil collection has grown a ton from when I first started and I just knew I had some great options for creating an all-new summer safe face serum.
Want to know more about Sun sensitive Essential Oils? Check out my blog post and download the essential oil safety sheet.
Did you know there are 3 common mistakes you can make when creating a face oil that will make your face serum not work? I wonder if you are doing any of these face serum mistakes like I was.
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And guess what I found in my little growing collection that is amazing for the Face?
Geranium and Patchouli!
Can you say wow! That has got to smell amazing? Cause yes mam it does!
I bought the Geranium when I made some homemade hand cream that smells amazing and works wonders on soothing skin.
Plus geranium just smells awesome diffused.
Geranium may help soothe and maintain an improved appearance of tender, red, and swollen skin.
Patchouli was just one of those oils that I kept seeing pop up for diffuser recipes. I will be honest I haven't utilized this oil as much as I should so I was so happy to find out it may be used for promoting skin care.
Of course Lavender is just amazing for everything and Frankincense is fabulous for anything dealing with skin.
Worried that making your own face Serum will be hard?
Check out this quick video where I show you just how fast and easy making any face serum can be. you will be so glad you did!
Summer Essential Oil Face Serum Recipe
- 15 drops of Lavender
- 20 drops of Geranium
- 15 drops of Patchouli
- 15 drops of Frankincense
- 10 drops of Vitamin E
- 1/4 Cup of Carrier Oil ( I use Grapeseed)
- Put all the above ingredients into a glass jar. (I like to use a glass dropper bottle) lightly swirl to mix.
- Apply to skin as needed.
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I used Grapeseed oil for my carrier oil.
Vitamin E oil (where to buy)
I've been using this serum for about two weeks. I absolutely LOVE the smell and how it feels.
I'm so glad I added the Vitamin E to the mix! With all the great qualities of the oils and the fact it is safe to wear out in the sun, I plan on using it in the morning and evening times after a wash my face.
In my research, I found quite a few other oils I can't wait to try in another face serum. but for now, this is my newest favorite of the summer. I hope you will give it a try and let me know how it works for you.
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