I don’t know about you, but I burn very easily. And of course, I wasn’t thinking yesterday when I was out on the back porch all morning. It was the first truly beautiful and warm day that we have had. Sunscreen was not on my top priorities for myself. Huge mistake!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- FILTERED WATER
- WITCH HAZEL
- ALOE VERA GEL
- LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
- TEA TREE (MELALEUCA) ESSENTIAL OIL
- EMPTY 15ML BOTTLE OR ANY SPRAY BOTTLE YOU MAY HAVE
- SPRAY TOP FOR YOUR 15ML BOTTLE
I personally don’t think that it matters the exact quantity, but rather the ratio. Everyone’s bottle will be different and it is just easier this way.
In your bottle you will want to add 1/3 aloe vera gel, 1/3 witch hazel, and 1/3 water.
The aloe vera will help cool the burn, while the witch hazel will reduce the inflammation.
Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil.
The both oils will support discomfort in the are as well as support the natural healing process of the skin.
Add your spray top and shake the bottle well before use. Make sure you label your bottle with what it is and the ingredients. Then shake and spray on your sun burn. You can apply this as often as you need to help heal and soothe the skin.
Note: this dilution is safe for children. But please use sunscreen on them! Apply your sunscreen 30 mins. before going outside and reapply every few hours and after coming out of the water!