Remember when you were a kid and used to play outside in the summer sun for hours at a time? Remember how bad those sunburns were when you forgot to wear your sunblock?
Or maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who tan.
I’m not! And boy, do those sunburns hurt!
Now that I’m an adult, I don’t seem to burn as easily anymore, but my kids – now that’s a different story altogether.
I try (really, really try) to remember to slather them with homemade sunscreen before they go out, but sometimes the ol’ mom brain takes over, and I forget.
So this recipe is for them, poor things. (Well, mostly. You can use it too). It’s very similar to itch relief spray, and in fact, I dare say the two are pretty much interchangeable.
The big difference is in the addition of fractionated coconut oil. Here are two things you need to know about that: First off, while the oil is helpful, I’m betting that this spray would still work without it. So if you don’t have fractionated coconut oil, and don’t want to splurge on it, just make it without, or try using another carrier oil such as grape seed.
Secondly, I am a die-hard user of Young Living essential oils. I didn’t start off that way, and frankly, I was one of those “yeah, they smell nice, but they don’t really do you any good” users until I did try Young Living. It was that time I burned my mouth on some insanely hot food, and it was a sample packet of Young Living’s lavender oil mixed in water that finally took the pain away. I’m sold. And frankly, I wouldn’t put another brand of oil in my mouth. Seed to Seal y’all.
Okay, On to the recipe then!
Homemade Sunburn pain Relief
- ¼ cup aloe vera juice
- ¼ cup witch hazel
- 1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
- 10 drops meuleluca oil
- 10 drops lavender oil
- 8-10 drop rose geranium oil
- Add all ingredients to a spray bottle. Glass spray bottles are awesome, but you can get a plastic one for a dollar or less at the dollar store or Walmart, and that’s what I’m using – for now, at least until my glass bottles come in.
- Shake to mix before each use.
- Spray liberally over sunburned skin.
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