The Texas Summer has been HOT this year. And honestly, we haven't been in the sun as much as usual. However, there have been those couple of instances where sun exposure has left its mark on shoulders, backs, or arms. This homemade After-Sun Spray has been a great relief when needed.
Why did I choose these ingredients?
Aloe Vera - assists skin in healing after burns. Read your labels when selecting an aloe vera gel for this recipe. Most OTC aloe vera contains additional ingredients and color dyes. (I found mine at a local health food store. You can easily find it on Amazon.)
Vitamin E - When applied topically, vitamin E interacts directly with the damaged skin cells, helping to prevent signs of aging as well as permanent skin damage.
Lavender - soothing to skin.
Peppermint - cooling to skin.
Copiaba - supports the body's natural response to injury and irritation
2 T Aloe Vera
1 T Vitamin E
10 drops Lavender*
5 drops Peppermint*
5 drops Copiaba*
Add all ingredients to a glass bottle. Fill the remaining bottle with purified water. Shake and apply to skin.
For this recipe, I used a 2 oz glass bottle found HERE at Abundant Health. At only $.85 each, they are very affordable! Of course you can use a larger bottle to make it more diluted or just a larger amount of spray!
*Not all essential oils are created equally. Most essential oils that you buy in stores are not pure and could do harm if applied topically. Do your research as to which oils are safe. I have spent hours upon hours of looking into Young Living and I fully trust their process in extracting essential oils without harsh chemicals or high temperatures. Want to know where to get them? Follow this link HERE.