I sent in a recipe for an after sun lotion years ago. I didn't have any on hand when my daughter came home from kayaking with a sunburn.
I used plain aloe and peppermint and it worked so well. It was immediately cooling. I have a pump bottle of aloe gel. She just added a drop or two of peppermint oil to each pump or two of aloe gel.
If you don't have aloe on hand coconut oil would be a substitute to consider.
~Mama to Many~
Aloe and Peppermint
I was experimenting around with making a lotion and stumbled upon something that has been a help to our family for sunburn.
The day I made the lotion (recipe below) first was a day my son had worked outside all day and had a sunburn on his neck. He applied this to his neck and the skin was soft the next day. It also was immediately soothing. Today I was outside for hours in the heat of the day and had some sunburn when I came in. This lotion felt very good, and also was cooling as I was quite hot.
I have used the lotion other times just for fun. I love peppermint.
Peppermint-Aloe After Sun Lotion
1 Tablespoon Sunflower Lecithin
2 Tablespoons Almond Oil
6 Tablespoons Aloe Juice
10 drops peppermint essential oil (I may have used more.)
Put into a container and shake well. For longer term storage, it might be wise to add some Vitamin E. I have had it for a month or two and it is fine, just sitting on the counter.
~Mama to Many~
EC: Thanks, Mama to Many! I'm sure it will come in handy this summer for many of us.