With the beautiful sunshine and amazing weather we have had, it is so easy to want to spend every minute soaking up the sun and enjoying all the summer brings. You also love your essential oils and want to enjoy both! Here are some things to keep in mind when applying essential oils and going outside.

Did you know that citrus oils are phototoxic? What does that mean? What it means is when the essential oil is exposed to light on the area that you applied it, you are a risk of burning your skin. If you apply essential oils to your skin that are phytotoxic, it is best to wait 12 hours before exposing that part of your skin to the sun.

Here is a list of oils that are considered phototoxic:

*Bergamot

*Lime

*Lemon

*Orange

*Tangerine

*Neroli

*Grapefruit

So to keep you safe while still enjoying the sweet smells of citrus oils you can diffuse them. Diffusing in your house is a great way to freshen up your room. You can also diffuse them in your car diffuser. Be careful though not to leave the oils in the car as they will evaporate. Essentials oils are meant to be stored in a cool, dark place.

A great alternative to the above citrus oils is Petitgrain. It comes from the orange tree and it is the leave and twigs which are distilled to create an essential oil. You can apply this oil topically to your body and not have to worry about going outside after applying it.

If you happen to get a little too much sun on your skin a great oil to use is lavender. We have created a blend called all things lavender that helps to soothe after all the fun in the sun. You simply spray this onto the area of your body that is looking for some after sun attention. You can apply on an as needed basis.

Check out this product and others in our wellness product section.

Did you know that we can make custom products for you to meet you needs? We offer consultations to see how aromatherapy can help you physically, mentally and emotionally. If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

I hope you and your loved ones continue to have sun, fun, sand, laughs and enjoying creating all your memories.

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