I am so ready to be outside, playing in the garden, going to the park and heading to the beach. I’m ready for the sun. However, I am not ready to handle a sunburn.
While we generally don’t get sunburn, sometimes though time gets away and I spend a bit too much time in that glorious sun. Last Spring I was so anxious to spend time outside, I totally didn’t realize I got too much sun until my skin was a nice shade of red.
Thankfully, there are lots of things you can do to soothe that sun kissed skin with natural things.
Since my episode last Spring, I spent some time combining some of my favorite ways to help get over the burn more quickly and put them in one great DIY sunburn relief spray.
It is so nice to have this around to spray and soothe the skin. Even when you really didn’t get a burn, this DIY sunburn relief spray will still feel good on slightly pink skin.
The nice thing about this spray is that you can use all the ingredients or just some. Each has their own purpose but all are soothing to the skin.
I have a lot of success with just apple cider vinegar and lavender essential oil so don’t worry if don’t have everything.
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DIY sunburn relief spray
What you will need:
- a small spray bottle
- a quart jar
- 1 part aloe juice
- 1 part of apple cider vinegar
- 1 part of plantain tea*
- 10 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of frankincense essential oil
- Add all ingredients in glass quart jar and shake.
- Pour into small spray bottle
- Keep in the refrigerator when not in use
*To make plantain tea, bring one cup of water to a boil, add a few leaves of a fresh plantain or a few tablespoons of dried plantain. Let steep for 10 minutes and then strain.
See? This is a super easy DIY sunburn relief spray that your sun burned skin will thank you for.
You can also make this and add it to a lukewarm bath for added relief if you have sunburn on extended part of your skin. Follow up with a good coating of coconut oil.
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