The sun is shining bright and we all know that we’ll be spending every possible moment under its beautiful, warm rays this summer. As much as we try to avoid it, it’s inevitable that some of us might get a little too much sun one day, resulting in a potentially painful burn. To help soothe skin on days like these, I’m trying out a concoction made from the best-known soothing, calming, and cooling ingredients: aloe vera, chamomile, lavender, and peppermint. Here’s how to make a lavender after-sun lotion.
What you need:
4 ounces of your favorite plain, unscented lotion
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops chamomile essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil
A jar with a lid for storage
What you do:
Mix ingredients together well using a utensil of your choice – I used a wooden stirrer.
Transfer into your storage container.
There you have it – a deliciously scented after-sun lotion to make now and store on your beauty shelf until a day you really need it! For an extra cooling effect on skin, store this in the refrigerator.
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