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Personally, I do not believe in sun screen unless a person has to be out in the sun long enough to burn, such as when enjoying vacation on a sunny, sandy beach. Otherwise, I promote enjoying the sun as often and as much as possible on bare skin. The important essential nutrient, vitamin D, is best utilized by the body when acquired through the sun. Supplementing with vitamin D is helpful, but it is a far cry from "the real thing." Regardless of how much you like to use sun screen, commercial sun screen is a big no-no because of all the harmful chemicals that affect hormone balances and cause the thing they are promoted to prevent -- skin cancer! Home made sunscreen made with Young Living Essential Oils is safe, gentle, and free of those harmful chemicals. Here is a sunscreen recipe that is free from toxic ingredients:
When you blend your first batch of sunblock, be sure to test it on a small area of your skin first to be sure your not sensitive to it. You can adjust the formula as needed.
1. Begin by using ½ cup of Young Living’s V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex or Young Living's Lavender lotion.
2. Add a combination of myrrh (4–5 drops), carrot seed (4–5 drops), and lavender (20 drops) essential oils.
3. Blend well and store in a dark-colored bottle. If you are using the lotion, blend it into a glass container and store in glass.
4. To use: Liberally apply sunscreen over exposed areas 15 minutes before going out into the sun. Remember your lips!
5. Reapply every couple of hours throughout the day, especially when participating in water activities.
Avoid citrus essential oils on days you will be spending hours in the sun. They are photosensitive and can create discoloration of your skin.
Sunscreen Recipe provided by Teri Secrest, Young Living Crown Diamond