Summer is here, and with it come the harmful rays of the sun. The sun can be helpful to our bodies in so many ways, but it can also be damaging to our skin. When skin is exposed to the sun too long, it can burn it, or even increase our chances of more harmful conditions like skin cancer. Enter one of my favorite Herbal Cabinet Solutions: Sunburn Relief Spray.
If you find yourself, or your children, with a sunburn this summer, relief can be found naturally. While many essential oils can cause harm to your skin if they’re applied before direct sun exposure, there are some that can aid in relief of sunburns and discomfort related to prolonged exposure to the sun.
We have a recipe for Sunburn Relief Spray that is completely safe and natural, and works very well. The cooling relief from this spray helps ease the pain from the burn, and actually begins to heal the burn and alleviate the redness associated with sunburn as well. There are only three ingredients in this Spray, and they are easy to find and use!
Sunburn Relief Spray
10 drops peppermint essential oil
14 drops lavender essential oil
2 ounces of George’s Aloe Vera Juice
2 ounce glass spray bottle
In the glass spray bottle, combine the peppermint and lavender essential oils and the aloe vera juice. Replace the lid on the spray bottle, and shake to combine. Store in a cool dry place. Shake well before each use.
Spray the Sunburn Relief Spray on the effected skin liberally. The spray will dry quickly, leaving your skin refreshed and cooled. Re-apply as often as necessary. Always avoid the eyes and mouth, and sensitive areas when applying. The essential oils used in this recipe are heavily diluted so this mixture is safe to use on infants and children.
After application, you should notice a drastic reduction in the redness overnight. If you don’t wish to order online, Aloe Vera Juice can typically be found at health food stores. Be sure to use aloe vera juice and not aloe vera gel. For a detailed guide on the differences check out this article. If you use aloe vera gel, you won’t be able to spray the mixture through the nozzle of the spray bottle. It also doesn’t allow the essential oils to combine with the gel as needed either, making the entire recipe ineffective.
Don’t let a sunburn cramp your summer this year. Enjoy the warm weather, pain-free, by making and using this Sunburn Relief Spray. Natural products can be more effective than chemically based products when used correctly! Find relief for you and your family in no time with this simple recipe. Share it with a friend, so they can make it and use it as well!
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