Happy Memorial Day! This weekend was beautiful in Connecticut! So, naturally I went tubing, and even with my best attempts to cover up with sunscreen, I still got a little burn. I used to keep a bottle of Aloe gel in the fridge, but I hate how sticky it gets, and it's usually got all sorts of toxic preservatives in it. 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 (not gel)
- 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
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.