Did you know that your body absorbs chlorine while you're swimming? Did you know that you can naturally support your body to help protect yourself from it? Yes!! There are essential oils to help support your body through chlorine exposure
7 Essential Oils That Support Your Body Through Chlorine Exposure
There are many cleansing oils that you can use (in order of the best to use, to alternatives)
How To Use Essential Oils To Support Your Body Through Chlorine Exposure
Infuse a thicker carrier oil such as grapeseed oil or castor oil with the above-mentioned oils, and coat the skin prior to getting in the pool, allowing it to soak in.
This will help provide a barrier for the skin- think about dry skin, and how it soaks up lotion.
Sometimes you have to reapply right after applying the first coat, whereas skin that's already moisturized, needs less lotion, so it absorbs little. A sponge can only get so full before the water runs through it.
After Swimming Protocol
After swimming, shower, dilute with a carrier oil, and then rub the oils on the bottom of your feet, allowing them to soak in a bit
A carrier oil can be any cold-pressed, seed-based oil (ideally organic and unrefined). This includes most cooking oil, like coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. Personally, we LOVE using sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and the V6 Carrier oil (made by Young Living). This is the best way to dilute your essential oils for topical use.
Make Your Chlorine-Busting Oils Into A Convenient Spray
Or, add them to a spray using the oils to spray in your hair, and spray your body, if you aren't able to shower right away.
Chlorine-Busting Essential Oil Spray Directions:
- Choose 1-3 of the essential oils listed above
- Add 3 drops each to a 2oz spray bottle
- Add 1 oz aloe vera gel (you can even make your own aloe gel)
- Fill the rest of the way with distilled or filtered water
- Shake and spray
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