I can’t believe we’re already creeping up to summer time! Today was a gorgeous, bright and lightly breezy day, and I am anxious to spend more time outside with my kids!
My family almost always wear sunscreen when we are outside, because we have fair skin and burn (and freckle) easily. However, sometimes I have been known to get a sunburn through the sunscreen, and there have been other occasions where I frankly forgot. Suffice it to say, I am no stranger to sunburns.
I have used quite a few commercial sunburn products over the years, but since I now make almost all of my own skin moisturizers, I figured I would make homemade sunburn lotion to keep on hand for this summer, should anyone in my family need it!
Homemade Sunburn Lotion
- 1/8 cup beeswax (I buy this kind)
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil (also sub avocado, almond or olive oil)
- 1 cup shea butter (I buy this kind)
- 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
That’s it! This homemade sunburn lotion is soothing, creamy and moisturizing and will feel heavenly on sunburned skin. This lotion is great for an everyday moisturizer too, so don’t feel like you have to store it for a special occasion! I also have a great recipe for a lavender body lotion, if you want to check it out!
Other Summer Fun
If you are in the mood to celebrate the season, I have a few other posts to share with you! My friend Cynthia at Feeding Big shared a post on how to turn a grill into a herb garden. Isn’t this so fun?! I love upcycle projects, especially when they involves yummy herbs!
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