Homemade after sun cooling spray
We’ve all done it! Spent a little more time in the sun than we should without any sunblock on or not enough. And we’ve all paid the price. Sunburns are the worst! Hopefully this homemade after sun cooling spray can give you a little relief.
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I’m all about eliminating chemicals and finding natural alternatives. So of course, this after sun spray is made of all natural, 100% chemical free ingredients. And it is amazing! I’ve had to use it more times than I’d like to admit. But it provides an immediate cooling sensation that feels sooo good on the skin!
After Sun Cooling Spray Ingredients
This after sun cooling spray only contains 4 ingredients. And like I mentioned earlier, each ingredient is all natural and chemical free! A little information about each ingredient is listed below.
If there is one thing you need to know about lavender essential oil it’s that it is amazing for your skin and especially for burns. The next time you burn yourself on a pan or hot dish run your skin under some cold water and then apply lavender oil immediately afterwards. In a few minutes the pain will be completely gone. It’s crazy!
The peppermint essential oil is what provides that instant cooling sensation. It’s also great at relieving pain. That’s why it is often used in muscle rubs.
Aloe vera gel is a must have for sun burn relief. Aloe vera gel contains glycoproteins which can help relieve pain and inflammation. It also contains lidocaine which also helps relieve pain. You can read more about aloe vera here. This is my favorite aloe vera gel.
Witch hazel contains a compound called tannins. Tannins can help relieve inflammation as well as reduce itchiness. Just make sure you use witch hazel extract and not distilled witch hazel. This is the one I use.
After Sun Cooling Spray Recipe
To make this diy after sun cooling spray you’ll just need the ingredients above and a small glass bottle. I use a 4 ounce bottle for this diy. It can be purchased from Amazon. If you use a different size bottle you’ll need to adjust the ratios below.
Also it is very important that you use a glass bottle. Plastic bottles should never be used with essential oils. Pure essential oils are very potent and the plastic may begin to deteriorate and leach into the essential oils.
Okay, back to the recipe. Fill the glass bottle with 1/2 cup of witch hazel and 2 tbsp aloe vera. Then add 15 drops each of peppermint and lavender essential oils. Gently roll the bottle between your hands to mix up and you’re done! That’s it!
How To Use After Sun Cooling Spray
This after sun spray is simple to use. Just apply liberally to the affected area and reapply as needed. If using on children 10 and under I recommend only using 8 drops of peppermint oil and avoid spraying near the face.
After Sun Cooling Spray Tips
- Store in the fridge when not in use
- Avoid spraying near the eyes
- If you have never applied any of the above mentioned essential oils to your skin before please do a skin patch test prior to applying all over to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction
- Mix well before each use
Final Thoughts About After Sun Cooling Spray
I hope this spray helps to soothe you skin. Just make sure you are using 100% pure, high quality essential oils. There are many essential oil companies that sell high quality essential oils. I used to use Young Living oils exclusively but I just couldn’t afford to use them anymore. I was pleasantly surprised to discover several brands that sell amazing, high quality essential oils at very affordable prices.
A few of my favorites are Eden’s Garden, Plant Therapy and Florihana. Plant Therapy and Eden’s Garden have amazing blends that can be easily purchased from Amazon. And Florihana is my go to for single oils.