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.