D.I.Y. Sunburn Relief Remedy Lotion: Cool Peppermint

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Nobody likes a sunburn…they don’t look good and they certainly don’t feel good!  Give your sunburnt skin some relief with this cooling peppermint lotion!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. witch hazel
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 drops peppermint oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well until a thin texture forms
  • Apply to the sunburned areas as often as needed

D.I.Y. Carrot and Aloe Sunburn Remedy Cream

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Heal and soothe irritated and sunburnt skin with this gentle D.I.Y. cream that is a must have for the summer!

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. beeswax
  • 2 tsp. emulsifying wax
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. vitamin C powder

Directions:

  • Grate the carrot and cucumber and place in a pan with sesame oil
  • Heat over low heat for 20-30 minutes
  • Strain the heated mixture and return the liquid to the pan
  • Add the beeswax and emulsifying wax to the pan; stir continuously while they are melting
  • Whisk the aloe vera gel and vitamin C powder into the mixture; whisk until creamy and smooth
  • Pour the mixture into a jar or container
  • Let cool (this allows the cream to thicken)
  • Apply to sunburnt areas 2-3 times per day

*If stored in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 2 months