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Essential Oils to Soothe Summer Skin | DIY After-Sun Spray



Sweet Summertime!
 
Its mid-summer and we are all about using doTERRA essential oils to maximize the enjoyment of our outdoor experiences. I recently went on a 4500-mile road trip with my family through the Pacific Northwest. Those cloudy overcast days can be tricky, and I ended up with sun-burned bum after spending a day at the beach. A long road trip with a sunburned bum was not my favorite experience. Which is why I am sharing my Soothing After Sun Spray recipe. I don’t typically travel with this spray, but after that experience I may be rethinking that.
 


doTERRA Soothing After Sun Spray
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of Aloe Vera Juice
  • ¼ cup of Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp of Vitamin E Oil
  • 8 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
  • 8 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 8 drops Tea Tree Oil
 
Items needed
 
I use an up-cycled Kombucha bottle to store my sun spray in and use the spray nozzles listed above from Amazon to turn it into a spray bottle.
 
Uses
  • Use after sun exposure
  • Place bottle in the refrigerator for best results
  • You don’t need to be sunburned to use this
 
The cool thing about essential oils is they have many uses.


Lavender 
 
Lavender has been called the Swiss Army Knife of essential oils, because of its versatility. 
 
Lavender is known as the calming oil. It is calming to the brain, the skin, and emotionally. You can add this oil to a diffuser with other oils or diffuse it by itself.   This oil is also great for skin irritation or minor burns. I actually keep lavender in the kitchen because I am prone to burning myself while cooking and this helps with the discomfort. 

 If you are the type of person who puts lotion on before going to bed you can combine a few drops of lavender with your favorite unscented lotion and apply to your body before bed to promote an all-over calming effect.
 
 
Primary Benefits of Lavender
  • Soothes occasional skin irritations
  • Can reduce anxious feelings and promote restful sleep
  • Can ease feelings of tension
 
Ways to Use Lavender
  • Diffuse at night to calm restlessness
  • Add 2-3 drops to a warm bath with Epsom salt
  • Add to dryer balls
  • Add a few drops to tea or water to reduce anxious feelings and promote peaceful sleep
  • Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help unwind
  • Apply to skin to soothe skin irritations

 
Lavender Lemonade
  • 6 Lemons, juiced
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 drops of lavender
  • Ice water, about 10 cups
 
Mix juices, honey, and oils in large glass pitcher. Add in water to taste.
 


Roman Chamomile
 
I used Roman Chamomile on my daughter a lot when she was a baby. It smells amazing and it has so many amazing benefits.
 
Read the description below from doTERRA’s website about Roman Chamomile, it was too good not to share.
 
Roman Chamomile grows close to the ground, reaching only up to a foot in height. It has gray-green leaves, flowers that resemble a daisy, and smells like apple. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it has positive effects on plants growing nearby. Ancient Romans used Roman Chamomile oil for courage during war. While the most common use of chamomile is in teas, Roman Chamomile oil can also be found in face creams, drinks, hair dyes, shampoos, and perfumes. Roman Chamomile essential oil is known for its calming effect on the skin, mind, and body.
 


 
Primary Benefits of Roman Chamomile
  • Calming to the body
  • Soothing to the skin
  • Help support a healthy immune system
 
Ways to Use Roman Chamomile
  • Add 1-2 drops to herbal teas and hot drinks to soothe the body and mind
  • Rub a few drops on your abdomen during your menstrual cycle for a soothing massage
  • Apply to bottoms of feet at bedtime to help unwind
  • Diffuse at night if you have a restless baby
  • Add 2-3 drops to a warm bath with Epsom salt
  • Put a few drops on your pillow at night

 
Make a Pillow Spray
Add to a 2oz spray bottle: 20 drops of Roman Chamomile, top odd with distilled water.
Optional: 10 drops of Cedarwood or Wild Orange

 
Make Up Remover Recipe
2 Tbsp Witch Hazel
4 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil
3-4 Tbsp Distilled Water
8 drops Roman Chamomile
4 drops Tea Tree (optional)
 
Store in a 6oz jar or glass bottle. Dip a cotton pad into the mixture and gently use to remove make up.

 

Soothing Foot Soak Recipe
1 cup Epsom salt
¼ cup Baking Sofa
5 drops Peppermint
5 drops Roman Chamomile
 
Stir all ingredients together and sprinkle into a large soaking bowl or bath. Soak for 20-40 minutes to soothe achy feet and promote gentle cleanse.
 
Tea Tree
 
In the article, 9 Essential Oils You Need in Your First Aid Kit, I talk about why Tea Tree is a must have in my first aid kit when I go camping or hiking. Tea Tree has anti-microbial properties, it is cleansing, and has a fresh and clean scent. I use Tea Tree in my cleaning products that I make. If you want all my toxin-free cleaning secrets check out, How to Make Household Cleaners with Essential Oils.
 
Link: https://www.blissedmama.com/blog/2021/3/28/how-to-make-household-cleaners-with-essential-oils/

Check out some of the diffuser recipes below for more ideas on how to use Tea Tree.
 

Ways to Use Tea Tree
  • Apply to occasional skin irritations
  • Apply after shaving to soothe and cool skin
  • Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy
  • Roll over sinuses
  • Apply behind and around the ears
  • Roll on bottoms of feet and inside shoes for a fresh aroma and feeling
  • Apply to abdomen for digestive support
  • Rub on chest for respiratory support
 
Primary Benefits of Tea Tree
  • Cleansing and rejuvenating to the skin
  • Helps purify and freshen the air when diffused in the home
  • Soothes irritated skin
  
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Essential oils can be incorporated into any lifestyle and can serve many purposes. My goal is to show you how easy it is to get started with essential oils, be there to answer your questions, and teach you about all the goodness these oils are capable of. If you want to know more about essential oils check out my shop page and if you have any questions you can reach out to me here or on any of my social media channels. 

-Rigel 

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