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Summer Time – Sun Protection

Summer Time - Sun Protection

Summer Time & Sun Protection

Summer time is great for
getting your fill of Vitamin D, together with a chance to rest
& recharge your energy levels!
And make sure you get your Sun Protection right too!

We all love the summer time – well most of us do!It gives us a chance to chill, relax, spend time with our family and friends and change our daily scenery.

Holiday destinations whether near or far can assist us in feeling revitalised.Iparticularly love seeing where my friends go to for their vacations as it gives me something to add to my bucket list of places to see.

During the change of weather, some of my customers write me to ask about what sunscreen products to use and whether or not I make any.For strict legislative reasons, I don’t make certain products to sell, one of which includes sunscreen.Though over the years, I found it difficult to find sunscreen products that wouldn’t irritate my super sensitive skin.

Australia is famous for being a ‘Slip Slop Slap’ culture when it comes to the outdoors – Slip on the T-shirt, Slop on the sunscreen and Slap on a hat. Even Aussie kids at school cannot go outside in the playgrounds without wearing a hat to protect themselves from the sunshine.

During our jet-skiing days with my siblings in Melbourne, Australia, we spent most of our days and weekends out in the sunshine having a blast.Besides needing to keep hydrated drinking plenty of water, we had to protect our skin at the beaches and lakes for long periods of time.We wore our wetsuits & our caps but sunscreen had to be applied and reapplied especially after hours of being in the water & the sun.

One time I tried using the Cricketer’s famous ‘White Zinc’ on my face across the nose and cheeks.
‘Oh-My-God’ what a disaster trying to get off my face!

I had to cleanse and scrape at the end of the day and it still wouldn’t come off.The frustration of looking like a tomato face from both the sunshine AND the remains of White Zinc was so Urgh! Then there’s using Sun Creams which I found so rich on my skin, that they clogged my pores and caused me to break out with acne spots.

One day I tried something else.The discovery of Sun Block in the form of a stick was the best thing ever for someone like me.Of course, once I started using this, I stocked up big time and always carried it with me.What I found with Sun Block is that I could reapply it when needed, carry it in my bag all the time, and not worry about clogging my skin.

For those that tend to break out in acne during the summer , Sunblock is definitely a protection treat for your skin.It keeps your skin hydrated and protected without over filling your reserves with excess ingredients.

The other annoyance of the summer time are bugs, insects & mozzies which like to feast on our yummy sweet skin.And if you’re sweet like my family, then the mozzies will be hiding and biting whilst we sleep.For this, I made an All Natural Mozz-Off which contains ingredients like Lemon Lime, Eucalyptus Essential Oils that are great for our skin but not what bugs and mozzies like to smell.It was especially requested for a Customer’s gorgeous wedding which was held in a garden and the ‘Mosquitos were NOT invited’.Now I carry a small bottle of the concoction in my bag and apply on the skin to avoid being bothered by bugs!!

As the Sun draws the moisture from our skin, we need to stay protected and hydrated throughout the day. Preferably using sunscreen, sunblock for our faces, shade, a decent hat and by drinking plenty of water.This means that our after-sun care becomes just as important as protecting our skin during the day.

Start by making sure you cleanse your skin with a gentle product that replenishes and restores, rather than draw out more natural oils from within.Remember water and natural oils that are stored in our skin have been slowly evaporating from our skin whilst being outside in the heat.Our Cypress Cleansing Balm is made with Beeswax, Butters and Essential Oils.It makes you skin feel like it’s been re-boosted from within as the ingredients replenish your natural reserves.The gentle removal process allows for exfoliation of the skin even though the reserves have been filled up again. I just love this concept of treating without damaging your delicate skin.

For kids, I made the skin boosting Natural Baby Moisturising Oil which allows their skin to be rehydrated from face to feet.The ingredients chosen are soft and delicate for youngsters up to 10+ years of age, and includes Cocoa Butter, Calendula, Apricot Kernel together with Lavender and Roman Chamomile essential oils. I love using this on my kids as it protects & replenishes their skin, especially after spending hours basking in the sun like lizards!

For Adults that suffer with prickly heat or fungal infections, I have other products that help calm and restore the skin.Depending on where the condition is, Nourishing Face Balm or Renew Balm works a treat assisting with the heat rash and fungal infections, amongst other conditions like Eczema.

For those that have been ‘kissed by the sun, the Sun Kissed Balm helps with re-balancing this discolouration of the skin.(Though it does not remove freckles!)One of the key ingredients in this range is the Kukui Nut Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids linoleic and linolenic, Vitamins C, D and E to act as a natural preservative. The Sun Kissed Serum contains both Tamanu and Kukui Nut Oils for double the benefits.

For the body, we have 2 products that just melt with your body’s temperature when on the skin.The Mint Body Butter is what my husband describes as ‘Aero Bar’ for his body and always asks me to make bucket loads for him.Unfortunately this is not suitable for ‘Expecting & Nursing Mums’ , so for you, we have Geranium Hands & Body Butter. Both are applied the same way and benefit the skin without needing to apply very much!

In the previous blogs, Favourite Vegetable Oils , I shared about a whole lot of oils that I like to use. Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus) absorbs very quickly into the skin and leaves little residue.It has high concentrated levels of Vitamins A, B, D and E, together with insulin, lecithin and minerals. Whilst great for the skin, it has added UV Protection qualities in addition to the unsaturated essential fatty acids contained.For this reason it has been included in the ‘Sun Kissed Range’.

When I write a blend recipe to make for my customers, I always try to pick ingredients with the best benefits to help speed up the recovery, rejuvenation, repairing and replenishing process.When the products work a treat for you, please share with others so that theytoo can benefit like you have!I love hearing these stories as it makes me love doing this even more.

BLOG PARTICIPATION:

Have you had problems with your sunscreen or are you one of the ‘lucky’ ones that can use anything?
What is your favourite product for protecting your skin?

Should you wish to Contact us for more information about our All Natural Products, please send me an email info@essentiallylili.com

You can read more About Lili here, see the Products we offer and find other Essentially Lili’s Blogs on our webpage.

Kind Regards Lili @ Essentially Lili

Check out the Gallery of Pictures – includes Mozz-Off, Sun Kissed Range, Beach Summer Fun, Mosquitos Not Invited, Summer Sunblocks

More Vegetable Oils

Vegetable & Essential Oils

More Vegetable Oils

Baobab oil contains
Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fatty Acids, Antioxidants,
Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6,
Vitamins C, D, E, F
proteins & minerals.
It has the high content of
Vitamins A and F
which are vital for
skin rejuvenation
and anti-aging.

From our previous Blog – Favourite Vegetable Oils – I explained that our bodies’ cell walls and membranes contain quite a lot of fats and oils.Therefore if we use nutritious oils in our foods and skincare products, it actually helps us to maintain the fluidity of our cells.

I shared why I love these particular oils in the previous blog: Argan, Avocado, Calendula, Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Sunflower, Wheatgerm and Vitamin E. These are just the surface to the wonderful vegetable oils available for helping the skin and body to feel great all the time.

Baobab Oil (Adansonia digitata) contains Omega 3, 6 & 9 Fatty Acids, Antioxidants, Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, Vitamin C, D, E, F, proteins & minerals. It has the high content of Vitamins A and F which are vital for skin rejuvenation and anti-aging.

These factors contribute to maintaining healthy skin, makes an excellent moisturiser as it is a highly penetrating oil. Baobab leaves the skin feeling soft as it absorbs quickly and doesn’t clog the pores, which is great for sensitive skin.Baobab Oil is fabulous for those who suffer from, Eczema, Sun Spots, Actinic keratosis amongst other conditions, as it is intensely rich and nourishing on the skin and hair.

Baobab originates in Africa, and is referred to as the ‘Upside-Down-Tree’.The diameter of the tree’s trunk is often 11m in diameter, growing as high as 30 meters.There are currently Baobab trees that are over 1200 years old, and it is believed it can live up to 6000 years.In order to survive the harshest of droughts, the Baobab tree can store up to 100,000 litres of water in its trunk. The velvety shelled fruit produced by the Baobab tree is about the size of a coconut, weighing around 1.5kgs.

When I bought my first bottle of Baobab Oil, I wanted to ensure it was included in the right products I make. The first recipe to be amended was our Natural Baby Moisturising Oil as I wanted little our ones to get the best oils possible for our baby’s delicate skin.

Being great for lines and wrinkles, I had to add it to the Over 50’s Precious Diamond Era products for Classy, Strong Women who want the best for their skin.Baobab with Rosemary Essential Oil are included in the Diamond Era Balm and Diamond Era Serum.To ensure inclusion, Baobab was included to the Men’s Range Hydrating Face Balm.

Baobab has worked wonders in the Vitamin Rich Range as it boots the rejuvenation process for skin that needs a little more love and attention.These include the Vitamin Rich Mens Face Balm and Vitamin Rich Womens Face Balm. Eczema & Psoriasis products also have Baobab Oil to help boost the skin’s reserves and speed up the restoration process. Renew Balm for those that need help with conditions like Eczema, and Evanesce Balm for those that have Acne.

Using Baobab Oil specifically for moisturising dry skin conditions should be done often until the skin feels better.Baobab oil can be used on children and pregnant women which is a bonus considering how many benefits it has.

Baobab is a one stop product.I will write about other Vegetable and Essential Oils in future blogs, sharing why I choose them for the Essentially Lili Skincare products.If there is anything you would like me to share about, please let me know below.

BLOG PARTICIPATION:

What did you find amazing about Baobab Oil?Have you ever seen one?Would you like me to include it going forward in the products you use?If so, which ones?Next blog I will share about Tamanu & Kukui Nut Oils.

Should you wish to Contact us for more information about our All Natural Products, please send me an email info@essentiallylili.com

You can read more About Lili here, see the Products we offer and find other Essentially Lili’s Blogs on our webpage.

Kind Regards Lili @ Essentially Lili

Check out the Gallery of Pictures – includes Vitamin Rich Range, Evanesce Balm, Diamond Era Range, Mens Hydrating Face Balm, Renew Balm & Lili at Lake Zurich wearing no foundation

Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential Oils
are antiseptic anti-inflammatory & rejuvenates skin cells!

This is what I love
about Essential Oils.
When I studied
Aromatherapy & attended
blending courses in London
I appreciated how wonderful they really are.

I went to London for 2 weekends of blending which was attended by a group of fabulous women from all walks of life. We spent the first day inhaling, smelling, guessing, imagining and enjoying the natural fragrances of the Essential Oils variety our teacher had brought in. The range of top, middle and base notes from the Essential Oils, the way it made us feel, the smells we liked and those we didn’t enjoy as much.

Some of us left for the evening feeling invigorated, whilst some of us had to lie down from the sore head we got from of inhaling the range of Essential Oils.Ironically, when you read the benefits of Essential Oils, and their therapeutic capabilities, it’s no wonder we were feeling a mix of these emotions and symptoms.It was like an overdose of too many good things at once!

There are so many Essential Oils to choose from. There are those ‘Must Have In Your Cupboards’ like Lavender and Tea Tree Oil, others are nice to haves like Frankincense and Geranium, together with the would really love to have but they are sooooo expensive like Rose Absolute.

Essential Oils have many different properties.They are Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent and wound healing. They help stimulate circulation, can help smooth fine lines, rejuvenate cells, can unblock skin cells and promote cell growth. They are refreshing, cooling and help with hot flushes, sweating, headaches and fatigue.

With my Aromatherapy Studies, I compiled a list of my Essential Oils with the benefits they have, as well as who shouldn’t be using particular oils.Not everyone can enjoy the assistance of the Essential Oils due to their age, if they are expecting or nursing, or if they are undergoing treatment for another condition.This is why I ask about allergies, intolerances and conditions before giving products to someone.

In the Newsletter, I wrote about Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) and how it’s regarded as the ‘Go To Essential Oil.’ Best known for originating in Provence, France, blends also come from Bulgaria, Croatia, England as well as other popular places. It has many wonderful properties and suitable for all ages.Lavender is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and with skin healing properties, reduces irritations and assists the healing of wounds. Lavender is also relaxing and can help de-stress the body and mind.It also has antibacterial properties, and diluted with vegetable oil, can be applied directly to the skin.It is gentle enough for youngsters and fabulous for the skin cell regeneration of those with mature skin!

My other favourite is Frankincense (Boswellia Thurifera) which I use in my Frankincense Face Serum for the over 30s. Frankincense comes from the Middle East. It is also antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, has regenerative and skin healing properties.Frankincense helps improve the tone of mature and damaged skin, reducing scars as well as excess oiliness.I use Frankincense in quite a few products due to the variety of benefits it provides, though the Serum is my favourite go to boost for my skin.

Tangerine (Citrus reticulate) comes from Italy and has antiseptic as well as antispasmodic properties. It is great for helping circulation, digestion, relaxes the nerves as well as being sedative, assisting with stomach and digestive and is depurative. A fabulous inclusion for Mums who are expecting and nursing as it assists whilst they take care of their feet with Tango Twinkle Toes!

Geranium Egyptian (Pelargonium graveolens) is another of those Essential Oils that can help with so many conditions. It has antiseptic, astringent and properties for skin healing. It also regulates and balances skin sebum production, particularly if you have oily and combination skin types. It helps with broken capillaries, varicose veins, improves skin elasticity and tightens the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It also helps promote blood circulation and can help balance irritability and emotions.

Geranium Egyptian works well with Carrot Seed (Daucus carota). Carrot Seed has also become a favourite of mine especially to help improve the skin’s tone, capillaries and the rejuvenation process.

Both of these Essential Oils can be found in Essentially Lili Products: Men’s Aftershave Serum, Hydrating Face Balm, theVitamin Rich Mens Face Balm and Vitamin Rich Womens Face Balm, Diamond Era Balm, Sun Kissed Balm and Changing Seasons for Menopause.

Geranium is key ingredient for Geranium Hands & Body Butter. Carrot Seed is found in Oasis Balm (for Psoriasis), Renew Balm (for Eczema), Diamond Era Serum (for Over 50s mature skin) and Sun Kissed Serum (for Sunspots).

The amazing aspect of Essential Oils is if they are treated with respect, stored away from direct sunlight and not ingested without the assistance of a Clinical Aromatherapist, they can have so many wonderful benefits for everyday living.Used with a Carrier or Vegetable Oil will prevent the strength of the Essential oils burning or irritating the skin.I will blog my favourite Vegetable Carrier oils next time.

BLOG PARTICIPATION:

What are your favourite Essential Oils and why?Do you know where they come from?
If you could have a magic potion made for you, what would it be for and what would you like it to include?I would love to hear your ideas!

Should you wish to Contact us for more information about our All Natural Skincare Products, please send me an email info@essentiallylili.com

You can read more About Lili here, see the Products we offer and find other Essentially Lili’s Blogs on our webpage.

Kind Regards Lili @ Essentially Lili

Check out the Gallery of Pictures – includes Lavandula Angustifolia, Frankincense Face Serum, Tangerines, Carrots, Essentially Lili Range – Made With Love.