I received an email this week from a reader who just recently returned from a summer vacation at a tropical destination. She is an essential oil user and had packed her carry on bag with all the oils she thought she’d need for the trip, only to realize when she got there that she had forgotten her Lavender and Peppermint oils. This sent a distress signal throughout her entire body she said because she knew from experience that she would need these oils. When you are a beach lover and are out in the sun for any length of time, you are going to be sun kissed, or sun smacked, as this woman called it. When you have Lavender and Peppermint oils, together they ease the discomfort of this, plus the Peppermint stops itching and cools the skin. Sometimes no peeling after the event even occurs after applying these oils. Over the past few years I have received hundreds of emails from people who have shared their own experiences using many of our oils for certain things. These are all written about in blogs on this site and if you’d like to read more, go to the Search window at the top right of this page and type in anything you are interested in learning about and how these oils can help you. And please, send in your own stories because people like to learn from others. I learn new things everyday and the fun part is being able to share all of it on here for everyone! ~ One other helpful hint for sun related issues is that pure Helichrysum essential oil is a natural sunscreen. One of my surfer friends swears by it…every day that she is out there she doesn’t have any problems at all. Something to think about if you are looking for the most natural way to fight a sun smack!
Have a great day! Jana
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