Category: natural products

Natural After-Sun

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We had our first real day of what felt like summer in the UK yesterday.
I was really excited, took all my work outside and sat in the sun for about three hours, basking in the beautiful healing rays and soaking up the vitamin D.
Foolishly though, as I typically don’t wear sunscreen (more on that later), I forgot to regulate my exposure and when I went inside, my shoulders and chest were pink. I wasn’t burned exactly, but definitely pink, which worries me a little as I’m usually good at making sure I don’t burn at all.
I’m two minutes though, I had put together a wonderfully soothing After-Sun Spray and when I woke up this morning, the redness had completely faded.

Here’s what I used:

15ml glass spray bottle
10 drops lavender essential oil (therapeutic grade)
Fill the rest of the bottle with:
1/3 fractionated coconut oil
1/3 aloe vera juice (refrigerated)
1/3 filtered water

Shake to mix ingredients and spray on affected area as needed. Wait to dry before dressing as aloe vera can stain clothes.

I was fortunate I already had all these ingredients as I make a lot of my own products but in an emergency and you don’t have all these ingredients, organic virgin coconut oil (ideally with a few
drops lavender), can make a really soothing balm.

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