Did you get too much sun this weekend? Say good-bye to your sunburn…

Holy Hannah!! Mother Nature just flicked the switch on the seasons here in Winnipeg. I tell ya it is hawwt out!! How we can go from +7 to +36 Celcius in the span of a week is beyond me, but I’m not complaining. I love it!!  I love the heat, and the sun and everything that comes with it.  Well, almost everything. There is one thing I can do without, the sunburn.

We’ve all been there haven’t we..Enjoying your day out in the sun to only realize when you get home that you’re burnt to a crisp. There’s not a lot that you can do for relief at that point. A quick google search has showed me that people are using almost everything for sunburn relief….. Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, Oatmeal Bath, Tea Bags, Cucumbers, Yogurt or Milk.

Preventing is key really… Getting a good base tan at the beginning of the year by covering up enough, and using sunscreen when needed is very important.  I find that if I’m careful in the beginning, my tan will be just as nice and I lessen my chances of getting a nasty sunburn and hopefully reduce my risk of skin cancer.

But, that being said, there are still sometimes where I get too much sun. When that happens, I turn to this….

After Sun Soothing Spray

After Sun Soothing Spray

It’s perfect for when you’ve been out in the sun too long.  The cooling effects of the Peppermint will help reduce the heat in your skin, the Lavender and Tea Tree will help calm and address any skin issues.

If you have children who burn no matter how much sunscreen you apply, this recipe is for you.  It will help relieve the pain that’s associated with a sunburn allowing your children to settle down and get to sleep. We’ve all been there, haven’t we!

 After Sun Soothing Spray

Ingredients:

16-ounce glass spray bottle
1 cup Aloe Vera juice
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E
8 drops Lavender Essential oil
8 drops Tea Tree Essential oil
8 drops Peppermint Essential oil

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
  2. Shake to combine and before each use.

And that’s it. Super easy, super effective, all natural After Sun Soothing Spray.

If you’ve been outside enjoying the sun you may have also been dealing with bugs.  Check out this post to learn how to make an all-natural bug repellent using only 2 essential oils!!

Until next time – Enjoy the Sun!!

Sarah

 

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