This botanical trio rescues tender skin from summer irritants.
|Photo by Mars Vilaubi|
Aloe After-Sun Relief SprayThis blend, with hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties, soothes and rejuvenates skin damaged by sunburn and windburn. It doubles as an anti-itch and healing spray for those suffering from all manner of skin irritation and bug bites.
Recommended for: all skin types, especially environmentally irritated and abused skin
Use: as necessary
Prep time: approximately 5 minutes
Blending tools: shake vigorously before each use
Store in: plastic or dark glass spray or spritzer bottle
Yield: approximately 1 cup
1 cup aloe vera juice
20 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops rosemary (chemotype verbenon) essential oil
Place all ingredients in a storage container and shake well to blend. Please keep refrigerated and use within 4 to 6 months.
Spray on skin as often as necessary.
Sunburn relief suggestions
- Add 2 cups apple cider vinegar to cool bath water and soak for 10 to 20 minutes.
- Apply cold aloe vera gel or juice directly to sunburn as often as needed to ease pain and rehydrate damaged tissue.
- Apply cold, strong, regular black pekoe tea directly to sunburn with soaked cotton pads. Repeat as needed.
- Spray chilled lavender or chamomile hydrosol directly onto sunburned areas to help relieve inflammation.
Recipe and text excerpted from Organic Body Care Recipes © 2007 by Stephanie Tourles. All rights reserved.