Summer - the long-awaited, the blessed time of the year with long warm evenings, plenty of flowers, herbs, fresh fruits and berries - the holiday season, travel, rural getaway. The whole little life! I so want to, it was an exciting, joyful, pleasant and safe as possible for health and appearance.
But, alas, just in the summer we await and small troubles, and quite serious danger - hot sun threatens to dry up the skin and hair, insidious insects and strive to bite in the most inconvenient places, from the heat, swollen feet, and in the evening it seems that the feet forty-pound weights attached. Well, if you are fond of gardening, and a happy owner of a suburban garden, by the end of the summer there is a real opportunity to discover on the face, hands and other exposed parts of the body the signs of the terrible phenomenon called "photoaging".
To cope with these and many other problems will help aromatherapy summer! Essential oils, unless they choose correctly and wisely used, can solve most cosmetic problems arise in the summer.
Select base oil ...
The basis of any aromatic compositions comprise so-called base oils, it is there for droplets to be added oils. Base oil composition similar to sebum and therefore our body perceived as something very akin and friendly. Base oils made from natural ingredients, such as nuts, grains, fruits and seeds, by filtration and cold pressing. Such vegetable oils are present vitamins, micro- and macrocells, phospholipids, and other useful biologically active substances. They are easily absorbed by the body and are an integral part of metabolism. These oils are widely used in cosmetics for body care, face, hair, they are smooth wrinkles, nourish and moisturize the skin, has regenerating and anti-inflammatory properties.
As a base for aromatherapy oils are popular and which are used by mankind for centuries: olive, coconut, sesame, sunflower oil, and rather rare vegetable oils: shea, cocoa, mango, macadamia and others.
In summer, the basic requirements for base oils are the same as for other skin care products - UV protection, regeneration of skin hydration. What vegetable oils are most suitable as base for the formulation of aromatherapy:
- A wonderful emerald green oil, due to the high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins A and E protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation, increases local immunity, promotes beautiful, healthy tan, soothes and regenerates the skin.
- Fine selection of, soothes, regenerates the skin, contain sunscreens
- It protects against solar radiation and moisturizes the skin
Grape seed oil and macadamia
perfectly moisturize the wind and heat over-dried skin.
Cocoa butter and shea butter
- Along with other useful properties have excellent sunscreen properties and are appropriate for the summer season
If you plan to use an aromatic blend for evening skin care for its regenerating, moisturizing and softening as a base, you can select oils: almond, olive, peach, rose hip oil.
Beautiful tan contribute apricot kernel oil, the truth of the solar radiation it does not protect, so that the rules of safe tanning to be performed very carefully.
The choice of essential oil for summer
So, we chose the base oil, the main thing now so essential to choose the supplement that they become a harmonious complement to the base oil, have strengthened its beneficial properties, have extended the application of effective, and most importantly, do no harm to health and beauty.
What are the essential oils? This natural fragrances, having a strong volatility and cause specific smell plants. Essential them because evaporate like ether, as well as on the touch zhirnovat have consistency, and called the oil, though of course nothing to do fats do not. The composition of the essential oil is quite complex, it includes a variety of organic compounds - terpenes, terpenoids (alcohols, ethers, Kenoly, phenols, and so forth.) Coumarin, etc. furokumariny For each type of aromatic plants essential oil has its own unique structure. From the chemical composition of essential oil depends on its properties, including the ability to use and features of the fragrance in the summer.
To avoid trouble in the summer better
Avoid oils with phototoxic properties
- All citrus oils (orange, lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, lime);
- As well as essential oils of citronella, cinnamon, levzei, cumin, thyme, cloves.
The fact that some of the content contained in these essential oils and terpenes furokumariny increase the skin's sensitivity to UV light that can cause the appearance of resistant stains of pigment and even photochemical burns. Photochemical burns called because the dangerous components of essential oils begin to act only when it get sunlight. So, should not use these oils before going into the open, and even more so if you are going to relax on the beach or work in the country. According to some studies, the effect of phototoxicity can last quite a long time, so it is advisable to refrain from sunbathing at least a few days after the use of essential oils from the list.
But do not be upset and refuse to massage and other aromasredstv in the summer, there are plenty of absolutely safe in terms of photosensitivity essential oils, pour lots of valuable properties and is the best suitable for the hot summer.
Summer smells of lavender and mint ...
The most versatile oil for use in the summer set of properties can be considered as the essential oil of lavender - it protects from UV radiation and dehydration successfully fights and drive away harmful insects, scratches and wounds to receive medical treatment, and headache will help to cope. Lavender oil has a mild, soothing and fresh smell that permeates the air is pleasant, stimulating and at the same time a relaxing aroma. If you suffer from insomnia, but in the heat it is not uncommon, and here comes to the rescue of lavender oil. Due to its antispasmodic properties, it has a positive effect on the nervous system, just breathe the open vial, or apply a few drops of oil in the aroma lamp - stress and irritability retreat. And you can just before going to sleep on a pillow drip a few drops of lavender oil, and calm, healthy, sound sleep is provided to you.
If the legs are tired, it is useful to make the evening a cool bath with 5-7 drops of lavender oil (as emulsifiers can use creams, bath salts).
For the summer sun is very important properties of lavender oil, so we can safely recommend to include it in the multicomponent mixtures used before and after tanning
fit following mixture:
- 40% of coconut oil, shea butter 40%, 20% jojoba oil, 4 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Hazelnut oil 60%, macadamia oil 30%, 10% Tamanu oil, essential oils of lavender and ylang ylang 3 drops.
- Wheat germ oil 50%, 50% jojoba oil, lavender essential oil 5 drops.
If you still have not managed to avoid sunburn, and then come to the aid of lavender essential oil and chamomile oil, eucalyptus, mint and rose. Effectively it eliminates the effects of sunburn, skin photoaging struggling with neroli oil (oil of flowers orange tree)
In case of burns and irritation
It works well following mixture: 50 ml jojoba oil, 10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of neroli, chamomile 10 drops of blue.
It is not necessary to create a complex multi-component mixture, you can just take 30 -50 ml of base oil, such as shea butter, and add a few (3 to 10) drops of essential oil suitable.
Besides lavender oil, universal oil for summer use can be regarded as essential oils of rosemary (fatigue, eliminates hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, acne) and peppermint (relieves headaches facilitates acclimatization, fatigue, heals sunburn). Besides, the smell of mint can not tolerate many insects, so the essential oil of peppermint can be a great repellent.
As you can see, the list of essential oils used in the summer is quite wide, combining their amazing properties can cope with most cosmetic (and other) problems that prevent us from fully enjoying the benefits of the hot time of the year! Only
Do not forget about the possibility of allergic reactions, before taking into service the oil check it - Take 1 drop of oil and mix it with any vegetable oil, put the ear, if after 12:00 allergic reaction is observed, you can safely use it. Let the summer would be the best!