Aromatherapy Skin Care During Summer


| 6/4/2018 9:24:00 AM


Keep your skin feeling great while looking great by embracing the aromatherapy nutrients needed before and after sun exposure.

Spring has arrived and we are enjoying the warmth and gardening season. Which means a lot of sun exposure! Caring for your skin during this time of year is absolutely a number one priority. Working in the garden can turn into hours when you least expect it. Including a safe SPF is a great start. Despite this, your skin will need nourishing after exposure. Remember your skin is your largest organ. Exposure to the sun, soil and dust can require some mending afterwards. You can create a cooling mist to have handy in your garden basket for those moments when you are experiencing intense heat, or a soothing spray for natural sunburn relief. Your hands will need mending as well, and you can make a hand salve infused with essential oils for this. These additions to your gardening are a great self-care practice.

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In many ways, we forget to care for the rest of our bodies and only care for our face and hands. Some may not even think to apply something after you have been outdoors all day. This is where taking the time to make a mist or a salve comes into place.  One of the wonderful experiences I have gotten to embark on is making my own skin care regimen. I have tried frankincense essential oil with lavender, and rose. All of these create a relaxing aroma that leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth. You can jump to the next level and apply this regimen to your neck and shoulders.  I can easily hide my face with a hat, or wear comfortable breezy pants in the garden, but my neck ends up exposed. I can only handle so much coverage during those hot summer days. My body is usually taking a beating from my love of the outdoors.

I have decided to make self-care easy to do, so that you can create this sort of routine. I believe you can simply add it to your current practice. Here is a recipe to revive your skin during the summer days.



Calendula and Peppermint Revitalizing Mist

Uplift and refresh your skin during the summer with this homemade skin soothing mist.



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