Even with my best attempts to cover up with sunscreen, I always end up getting sunburn at least once every summer. Stan and I keep a bottle of Aloe gel in the fridge, but we hate how sticky it gets. So I came up with this not-so-sticky alternative: a spray, made with aloe juice, coconut oil, and the soothing essential oils of lavender and peppermint.
- 4 oz spray bottle
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tbs aloe vera juice
- 1.5 tbs fractionated coconut oil or sunflower oil – note: unlike regular coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil remains liquid at cooler temperatures so you can blend it here without the fear of it hardening.
- 6 drops lavender essential oil
- 2 drops peppermint essential oil
You can buy all of these supplies through Bramble Berry (my go-to for natural beauty ingredients!) or your local natural foods store.
Using a funnel, add all the ingredients into your bottle, then shake it up and spray your sunburned areas. If you have it on your face, keep your eyes closed while you spray. Shake before each use.
Because this contains water, you’ll need to store it in the refrigerator. It will keep for 2 months.