Homemade Soothing After-Sun Spray
DIY after sun SPRAY
Makes 4 ounces
4 ounces boiling water
1 Tsp. aloe vera powder
1 Tsp. salt
1 Tbsp dried calendula flowers
1 Tbsp dried plantain leaves
10 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops of peppermint essential oil. Note: If making for healthy children over 6 years of age, use only 4 drops of each essential oil.
Place calendula, plantain, salt and aloe vera in a canning jar.
Pour boiling water over the herbs.
Cover and let steep for at least 3 hours. (You could also prepare this step before bed and strain out the herbs in the morning.)
Once sufficiently infused, strain out into a glass measuring cup with a spout.
Add essential oils and stir until well combined.
Pour into a glass spray bottle.
Close bottle with lid and add a label.
Keep in the fridge.
Should keep for 1 week.
Shake before each use to ensure essential oils are well distributed.
Spray on skin that is sunburned or windburned. It helps to soothe irritation from bug bites too.
For an extra cooling effect, remove 1 tablespoon of the infused water and replace it with witchhazel.
NOTE: The EO's used in this recipe are safe for topical use, especially at such a low dilution rate. If you are concerned, use a solubilizer like Solubol. It won’t be drying to the skin and takes care of the dispersing for you.