18 May 2015

DIY After Sun Spray Recipe

Soothe your skin and add moisture back with this DIY after sun spray recipe.

In the summer, we spend most of our time outside.  There's always work to do on 12 acres of land.  We have a large garden, so we spend time weeding it and caring for the plants and then picking.

Between mowing, taking care of the garden, trimming trees, and everything else that needs done outside, we are outside most of the day.

In the evenings and on the weekends, we are cooking outside and usually eat outside on the patio.  We also have a pool, so we spend time in that or the kids jump on the trampoline or play on the swings.

This DIY after sun spray uses essential oils to soothe your skin after being in the sun.  Use this for sunburn relief or to moisturize after being in the sun. This natural recipe has aloe and apple cider vinegar for instant relief. Use this mists after being in the sun this summer. Homemade skin care is easier than you think!  #aftersun #skincare #diy

I'm big on sunscreen.  I wear sunscreen on my face every day.  In the summer, I also use sunscreen on my body when I'll be outside.

Even with using sunscreen, burns can happen.  You might miss a spot, or you sweat and it comes off.  It happens.

The sun and swimming zap moisture from your skin, so it's important to take care of your skin after being in the sun even if you didn't get burned.  

This easy DIY after sun spray recipe is great for soothing your skin, and it also helps add back moisture.  Peppermint essential oil also helps cool your skin naturally.



DIY AFTER SUN SPRAY RECIPE


ROSE WATER


Rose water is amazing for irritated skin.  It's been used for centuries for skin because it helps soften your skin and help with inflammation.

Rose water also helps adjust the pH of your skin.  It's full of antioxidants to help prevent the signs of aging.  

Although rose water is a toner, it's also moisturizing.  It's also a natural anti-inflammatory and has some cooling properties, which you want after spending time in the sun.

ALOE VERA


Aloe vera is one of the best natural remedies for your skin after sun.  It is moisturizing, which can help prevent peeling or at least reduce it.

GLYCERIN


I added glycerin because it also has several benefits for the skin. It acts like an emollient, so it makes skin moist and soft.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR


I added apple cider vinegar because it can help heal a sunburn.  It restores the pH balance of your skin.  It also cools your skin and helps it feel soothed.  

ESSENTIAL OILS


You can use one or more essential oils in this DIY after sun spray recipe.  I like to use peppermint essential oil, but I've also made it with other oils.


CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL


Chamomile essential oil is one of my favorite essential oils for irritated skin.  It's a natural anti-inflammatory and helps reduce redness.  


LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL


Lavender essential oil is also a gentle essential oil for your skin.  It's anti-inflammatory and is also an antioxidant.  It's a great oil for sensitive skin.  It's also antimicrobial to prevent a secondary infection.

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL


Peppermint essential oil is cooling, so it feels great in this recipe.  It also has a numbing effect on the skin, so it can help relieve pain.  

TEA TREE OIL


Tea tree oil is also antibacterial, so it can help speed up healing.  It is also anti-inflammatory.

HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL


Along with chamomile, helichrysum essential oil is one of my favorite oils for sensitive or irritated skin.  It's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.


GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL


I don't use geranium essential oil a lot, but it's a great one for this DIY after sun spray recipe.  It's said to help speed up wound healing and is also antibacterial.



INGREDIENTS



DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Combine the rose water, aloe, glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle. 

STEP #2


Shake well. The aloe may take a few minutes to mix completely. 

STEP #3


Add distilled water to fill the bottle. 

STEP #4


Store in the fridge since it doesn't have a preservative. Keeping it cool also feels great on your skin in the summer. 

STEP #5


Spray on your skin after sun exposure. Let dry before covering skin.

This DIY after sun spray uses essential oils to soothe your skin after being in the sun.  Use this for sunburn relief or to moisturize after being in the sun. This natural recipe has aloe and apple cider vinegar for instant relief. Use this mists after being in the sun this summer. Homemade skin care is easier than you think!  #aftersun #skincare #diy


DIY After Sun Spray Recipe

Yield: 4 ounces
Author: Cari Dunn
Estimated cost: $5
prep time: 5 Mperform time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 5 M
Soothe your skin and add moisture back with this DIY after sun spray recipe.

materials:

steps:

  1. Combine the rose water, aloe, glycerin, apple cider vinegar, and peppermint essential oil in a spray bottle.
  2. Shake well. The aloe may take a few minutes to mix completely.
  3. Add distilled water to fill the bottle.
  4. Store in the fridge since it doesn't have a preservative. Keeping it cool also feels great on your skin in the summer.
  5. Spray on your skin after sun exposure. Let dry before covering skin.

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This DIY after sun spray uses essential oils to soothe your skin after being in the sun.  Use this for sunburn relief or to moisturize after being in the sun. This natural recipe has aloe and apple cider vinegar for instant relief. Use this mists after being in the sun this summer. Homemade skin care is easier than you think!  #aftersun #skincare #diy








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.