Transform your body into a beautiful breathe-able haven. Ditch the chemical-laden skincare products prompting to protect your skin from the sun, bug bites, itching, and dryness. Switch to natural products that actually protect and nourish skin from the outside in. Remember, your skin is the largest organ and absorbs topical products quickly and with ease.
Today I share five favorite topical products discovered along my eco-journey that are safe and effective.
PP = Personal Preference
EO = Essential Oil
K.I.S.S. = Keep it Simple Sweetie
Protect your Skin – DIY Sunscreen
Regardless of your physical activity outdoors it is essential to protect skin from exposure/overexposure from the sun to prevent dis-ease and painful sunburn. Enjoy this DIY sunscreen recipe. It is a staple formula on my shelf. Tweak as needed to satisfy your skin type and PP.
Gather: 1 amber or cobalt blue glass spray bottle
Ingredients: 1/2 c. V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, 4-5 drops each of Myrrh and
Carrot Seed EO, 20 drops Lavender EO.
blend * shake * spritz
Apply and reapply as needed especially in the morning and after swimming.
***Carrot Seed EO: for natural sunscreens has a high SPF (30-40).
Itchy + Sunburned Skin
Did you ever have an itch that you couldn’t quite reach—between the shoulder blades, foot instep, etc? Do you recall the effects of too much sun exposure and touching the skin was very painful? Discover one natural product that resolves both concerns is calming and has a refreshing scent.
PP: LavaDerm Cooling Mist
Simply take the lid off and spray as often as needed.
That’s it! K.I.S.S.
Nourish your Skin – Body Cream
To nourish and hydrate the skin is essential. Slather on in the a.m., noon, p.m. or anytime your skin needs nourishment. A visual bonus: skin glowing beauty.
Gather: V-6 Mixing Oil + Genesis Hand and Body Lotion
Pour a small amount of oil into the palm of your hand, add cream, mix gently. Smooth over arms, legs, chest, and body. If you would rather apply one product try this delicious Coconut-Lime Replenishing Body Butter (topical only)!
Mosquito & Bug Bites
What’s my go-to?
PP: Purification Essential Oil
Soothes skin (topical application only)
Topical: Apply 1-2 drops of Purification EO topically to reduce irritation, soothe bug bites, and cleanse cuts.
Nourish those Lips
Lips need extra TLC after a day in the harsh elements. Begin with a scrub to remove dried skin and follow up with a natural lip balm to nourish and bring forth color.
PP: Lip Love Sugar Scrub (The Bathroom Book – excerpt)
Gather: label, lidded jar, small bowl, spoon
Ingredients: 1 drop Orange EO, 2 tsp. unrefined, organic coconut oil, 2 tsp. local honey, 1/4 c. raw brown sugar
Prep: Blend the ingredients in a bowl & transfer to the jar. Scoop out a pea-sized portion with the spoon and exfoliate those lips, rinse. Add a dab of Orange EO to lips.
All EOs are not created equal. I use and recommend one brand and have not swayed over the years.
As an active Young Living distributor (#909020), well-being consultant, and coach, I use Young Living products in my home to purify the air, to clean the home, and for body care. I recommend their use in my book Eco-Conscious Home and recommend it to clients through my design consultancy company. I hope you reach out to me with questions about the products or to discover more about joining our Young Living tribe of empowering and inspiring people, my member number is #909020. Go to https://www.myyl.com/ecoconscioushome . Or, youngliving.com. Send all questions to [email protected].