Today I am sharing my recipe for Homemade Sunburn Lotion. Last week in Florida, I got a bad sunburn. I of course stupidly sat outside without sunscreen and this sunburn was a doozy. Anyway, since I like to try to make my own beauty products, I headed over to the Whole Foods Body near my house and picked up some essential oils and other things that help with sunburns. This Homemade Sunburn Lotion was better then anything I have ever bought in a store and it was pretty simple to make. It will also go a long way. I know some of the ingredients are a little more expensive, but they are worth it.
I made several different kinds, the first one made my forehead peel immediately. Don't use witch hazel in a sunburn lotion, it will dry your skin out even more. The version below is the second version I made, and it even turned my sunburn into a tan, and I have not peeled yet and it been about 10 days since I did such a stupid thing. I don't know why I didn't put sunscreen on, but definitely don't do as I do, do as I say.
Homemade Sunburn Lotion
2 oz Aloe Vera Gel
1 tsp Herb Pharm Calendula oil
1 tsp Neem Oil
20 drops tea tree oil
1 TB Distilled water
Mix all ingredients with a whisk and pour into a container. I would normally uses an amber or blue glass container, but unfortunately this whole foods didn't have any, so I had to pick up this plastic one at the dollar store. Oh well!
Shake well before each use.
Apply to skin wherever needed, whenever needed. I put it on several times a day, but at least morning and night.
The reason for the ingredients:
Aloe Vera Gel - Is known for its healing properties for the skin. It's and analgesic, so it helps with pain (my sunburn). An antipruritic - helps with itching from bites and burns. It also helps with hydration.
Calendula Oil - Calendula is know for helping to heal wounds and minor infections skin.
Neem Oil - it's and anti inflammatory and an analgesic when applied to the skin. Great for a sunburns
Tea Tree Oil - antiseptic properties
I used the distilled water to thin it out a little bit and add a little extra hydration for burned and dried out skin.
I hope that you like this Sunburn Lotion.
Have a great week.
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