Today I went through the cupboard and came upon my Oregano essential oil. I use this on my skin. I spent many hours in the sun when. I was young. I started working at the local swimming pool when I was in middle school and went from a basket girl “not a basket case” to a Lifeguard and WSI Instructor. We spent the days and nights at the pool. Usually from 7 am til 7 pm so my skin has been very damaged. I use about 5 drops of Oregano essential oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and use it on the damaged skin especially on my back and shoulders. Oregano is very potent so be careful and start with very small amounts and a test patch. It is also a very powerful natural immune support and I use oregano herbs in many of my food recipes.
Frankincense is another essential oil that helps remove sun spots. It is considered to be an excellent essential oil for anti-ageing and balancing skin tone. I use this alternating between this and oregano. Frankincense is thought to kill cancer cells as well. Those of us who live in Florida have to be very careful to check for skin cancer as it is very prevalent with beach goers.
So I also have wrinkles and have a combination I use to help reduce them. They will not go away and they do give me character but a little less character is good at times. I use a combination of geranium, frankincense, lavender and rose essential oils for reducing wrinkles. This combination also works for eczema and dermatitis but be sure to mix it with a carrier oil. As I have said many times, almond oil is my favorite carrier oil but I occasionally use jojoba which seems to work better on muscles. I have also tried Argan oil as a carrier for this last combination.
I would love to hear what you use for your skin and if you have any good combinations for sun damage and sun spots.
My DIY for this post is for Sunburn spray which you can use after you have spent too much time in the sun without sun block. Mix in a spray bottle, water, Lavender essential oil, Peppermint essential oil and Frankincense essential oil. Start with about 2 drops of each. You may want to try increasing the oil when it is tolerated well. Of course, I would suggest you go back and find my post on making sunblock so you won’t have to use this DIY recipe.
This is a very expensive essential oil, but it is well worth the expense if you really want a great Rose essential oil. NOW oil is less expensive and I use that the majority of the time. I buy the one from France when I am feeling that I need a really special Rose Essential oil for creams or salves.
Finally the Oregano I typically buy is from Eden’s Garden. They have good quality oils are good price points.