Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Homemade Sunburn Spray

Just in time for the sunny season.  Try to prevent sunburns by using a sunscreen lotion at all times while you are outside.  If you do get a sunburn, follow the recipe for better healing results.

- 1/2 cup Water
- 2 Tablespoons Pure Aloe Vera Gel
- 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
Mix all ingredients together in a glass measuring cup or bowl. Carefully pour the solution into the glass spray bottle.  Spray on sunburned skin as often as needed. Solution may feel sticky on skin at first but it dries with time.
Lavender is known for is healing properties specifically for burns, and healing skin.
Some other essential oils to try with the mix include Frankincense and Melaleuca, which is also known for its healing properties.
Tips for Preventing a Sunburn:
- Remember to reapply sunscreen if you spend more than 2 hours in the sun in a day.
- For sunscreen to protect your skin apply up to 30 minutes before entering the sun.
- Sunscreen should be worn even on a cloudy day because UV rays the rays that cause us to get a sunburn are capable of going through clouds.
 What else do you do to help when you have a sunburn?

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1 comment:

  1. Green tea - extracts in green tea can actually heal skin that is sunburned. You can soak a washcloth with cool tea and apply it to burned areas. Cool, not icy.

    When you use Christina's recipe, make sure you shake well before each application - this is an oil and water mixture and it will separate as it sits. You'll want to make sure you get the benefits of all the ingredients!