Natural oils, such as helichrysum (Helichrysum angustifolium), and aloe vera can decrease the impact of burning rays by up to 20 percent.
- ¼ teaspoon lavender essential oil
- ½ cup aloe vera gel
- 15 drops helichrysum essential oil
- 1,200 units vitamin E oil
- Blend all of the ingredients in a blender and pour the contents into a bottle.
- Shake well before using.
Kathi Keville is the author of eleven books, including Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (Crossing Press, 1995) and Herbs for Health and Healing (Rodale, 1996). She teaches herb and aromatherapy seminars throughout the United States and is director of the American Herb Association (
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