This past weekend was gorgeous. Flip-flops, bare shoulders and shade-of-Casper-leg-baring gorgeous. So of course I got a sunburn. Red hair and more than 15 minutes in the sun do not mix so now I'm mixing up a batch of my sun soother spray to make life tolerable again.
This soothing spray combines ingredients that help heal and treat skin damage from the sun. The main ingredient is natural aloe vera gel (not the neon green goo at the stores) that accelerates healing and hydrates the skin. Apple cider vinegar helps to draw the heat out of the sun burn and lessen the pain. Vitamin E and green tea extract are used for their anti-oxidant benefits to help curtail any free radical damage from the sun. The blend also has a healthy dose of lavender essential oil that is anti-inflammatory as well as an analgesic (pain reliever).
Obviously, prevention is key but when you do slip up this spray is a life saver.
Sun Soother Spray
By Living Life Granola
1/2 cup natural aloe vera gel
2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
20 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops green tea extract
Place all the ingredients in a 4oz glass spray bottle. Shake before use. Store in the fridge and use within 6 months.
Linked with the Simply Natural Saturday blog series.