One of the side effects of being a sun worshipper is that, when not properly planned for, your poor skin suffers. We've all been there. You're rocking in your swimsuit and sunnies and before you know it you get engrossed in a good book, unexpectedly take an afternoon nap, or are having too much fun with girlfriends to re-apply the sunscreen or get under an umbrella.
For those moments of lapsed judgement or poor planning that happen to all of us, I give you this recipe for a cooling After Sun Spray. The aloe and lavender will offer immediate relief to the skin and promote healing, while the Eucalyptus will cool and refresh for an invigorating and aromatic experience.
Cooling After Sun Spray
- 4 oz Aloe Vera gel (or pulp from fresh aloe plant)
- 15 drops Lavender essential oil
- 1 oz Vitamin E oil
- 5 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- 5 tbsp witch hazel
- 5 tbsp water
Combine aloe, vitamin E, and essential oils in a jar or small bowl and mix well. Add in the witch hazel and water and pour into a 4 oz. bottle. Shake well and store in refrigerator to intensify the cooling effect. After a day in the sun, take it out and spritz your sun-kissed bits to soothe and moisturize. Will keep for 1-2 months in the fridge.
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