Too much sun? Use this use the tutorial on how to make After Sun Spray to help relieve your sunburn.
Maybe it was too much time spent on the beach, the forgotten hat while gardening, or lack of shade on your last hike but, whatever the reason, you have just had too much sun. Red nose, crispy shoulders, burning, and itching.
Would you rather turn to a store-bought, costly solution with ingredients that sound more like a science experiment or make your own with 6 simple, safe ingredients that you have actually heard of and can pronounce? Good me too, because not only is this easy to make, but it is actually incredibly soothing for sunburns.
Even if I don’t burn, anytime I come in from lengthy sun exposure, I put this on after I shower just because of how good it is for your skin!
How to Make After Sun Spray
This DIY Lavender and Aloe After Sun Spray is easy to make! This recipe makes a little over 1 cup of After Sun Spray.
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 1/4 cup witch hazel
- 1/4 cup fractionated coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil
Add the aloe vera gel, witch hazel, fractionated coconut oil, vitamin E, lavender essential oil, and peppermint essential oil to a spray bottle. Use a funnel to pour them into the bottle.
Replace the lid and shake well to mix.
How to Use After Sun Spray
Shake well before each use.
Spray liberally on sunburned areas. Do not rub it in; instead, pat or let it air dry.
Repeat every 2-3 hours as needed for several days.
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This feels really great and healing on skin. But I couldn’t get it to work as a spray. It clogged the spray bottle. Any suggestions?
Where do you get aloe vera gel? And what does it come in?
I made this minus the essential oils. I get extreme dry during the winter weather to the point my eyelashes and fingers feel like sandpaper. Plus my scalp feel like it burns when I scratch. I tried putting lotion on. Its difficult to actually get to scalp and not having the oily hair look afterwards. This spray allows me to spray my eyelashes (eyes closed and rub in with my fingers) and spray right on my scalp. Feels so much better.
I may have put Jojoba oil in too.
Would this be good for deep tissue burns as well??
Alea Milham says
I would recommend seeing a doctor for deep tissue burns.
Martha Jo Jones says
Small spray bottle – can you provide the ml or ounces the bottle holds?