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17 July 2014

After Sun Body Oil

When I was a kid and teen, I used to get a beautiful tan every year.  Now, I just burn.  I have to slather SPF 50 all over me when I'm in the sun.  Despite reapplying, I got a little burnt last week when I took the kids to the zoo.  This after sun body oil felt so good after I got home!

This recipe is formulated to hydrate your skin and soothe irritated skin.  It's not just for a sunburn; it works great for windburn or itchy skin from the ocean or chlorine.  If you are headed to the beach, you need to make this!

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After Sun Body Oil

What You Need

  1. Combine all ingredients in a plastic squeeze bottle.
  2. Shake well before each use.  The aloe vera juice will separate as it sits.
  3. Apply to your body before and after sun exposure.  
Use within 3 weeks if you store it at room temperature.  You can also store it in the fridge and will keep up to 6 months.  It will thicken if you store it in the fridge, but it will feel good on burnt skin.  

This is oily, so you'll want to really work it in to the skin.  

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.