Although we all now that using sunscreen protection is important all time of the year, we sometimes fail to protect our skin and this turns out to be a sunburn.
Of course, when you have a sunburn is too late to wear sunscreen so you neet to find other solutions and remedies.
You can make such a remedy at home, by using a few ingredients like:
Natural Witch Hazel
Commonly used in skin recipes, witch hazel makes a great base for this spray. It’s also high in tannins, making it soothing and anti-inflammatory for skin that has been more than just kissed by the sun.
Aloe Vera Gel
Perhaps the most common remedy for sunburn, aloe helps soothe skin and relieve the inflammation that comes with over-exposure to the sun. Combined with the other soothing ingredients, it’s diluted enough for a convenient spray in this recipe.
Aloe’s emollient and moisturizing properties also help offer relief from the tightness that often accompanies sunburn.
Lavender Essential Oil
This soothing oil is another powerhouse for sunburn relief. It’s actually helpful against any type of burn. Studies support using lavender to speed wound healing and recovery for any type of skin irritation.
Peppermint Essential Oil
A natural analgesic, peppermint offers quick relief from the pain of sunburn. It’s been used for years for topical pain relief, and may also reduce inflammation to speed recovery.
An optional ingredient, calendula is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. From the marigold family, this gentle flower has been used in skin recipes throughout history and adds additional soothing properties to this recipe.
Here is the simple spray recipe. If you're feeling the burn, relief is only a few minutes away!
12 oz natural witch hazel
2 oz (about 1/4 cup) aloe vera gel
20 drops CBD oil or more, I use water-soluble CBD from Ojai Energetics
40 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
40 drops calendula extract or more, up to 1 oz
16 oz amber spray bottle
Combine all ingredients in the spray bottle.
Screw on the cap and shake well to combine.
Store in the fridge until ready to use. This serves two purposes - it helps the spray cool skin more effectively and also helps prolong the shelf life of the spray.
To use: Attach the spray cap, shake gently and spray as needed onto skin.
All ingredients are shelf-stable, so this sunburn spray should last up to a year. You can store in the refrigerator to keep it cool and make sure it lasts this long.