Essential Oils After Sun Spray

Spring Break is at an end, but that doesn’t mean that tan should be.  While on Spring break, my skin was kissed by the sun, a little more some days than others.  

I always made sure I was lathered up in my SPF, but the Punta Cana sun was a bit stronger than here in the U.S.  That is where this wonderful spray comes in handy.

What is in the after-sun spray you ask?  It’s made with simple, natural ingredients you probably have laying around the house.

  • Witch hazel
  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Concoct oil
  • Essential oils

Why use these ingredients and what do they do?

Witch hazel: Freshness and smooths skin, decreases itching and reduces peeling of the skin

Aloe Vera gel: moisturizes skin, soothes skin, and reduces inflammation

Coconut oil: moisturizes skin

Lavender essential oil: soothes occasional skin irritations and rejuvenates skin

Peppermint essential oil: cooling
(Peppermint essential oil is a skin irritant, so while the cooling may feel wonderful, don’t overuse it.)

How to make it?

  • Add 2 tablespoons of witch hazel
  • ¼ cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • No more than 2 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Mix well and pour into a spray bottle

You can store at room temperature, but it’s nice to keep your Essential oil after spray in the refrigerator, to keep it even cooler. After a day in the sun, or even a couple days after, spray on your skin.

I am not a doctor and this DIY product may not work for everyone, but I sure do love it.  Many friends and family have tried it and have fallen in love.  So heal your sunburn with Essential oil after spray.

I hope you learn. I hope you laugh. I hope you never stop. And remember being fit is always in style.

-Karlee Fowler