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When it comes to the sun, it can be so brutal. I'm going to teach you how to make your very own sunburn cream. After you've been burnt by the sun, you can add this Homemade Sunburn Cream to your skin to help give it some relief.
What are the benefits of this sunburn cream?
In addition to being a healthy moisturizer for your skin, the Aloe Vera and coconut oil in this cream provide a cool, soothing feeling on your sunburned skin. The nutrients in coconut oil will help heal the skin faster and make your skin healthier.
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Do I have to use lavender essential oils?
You can use any essential oil scent that you would like. This oil does not provide any medicinal quality to the recipe, it simply makes the cream smell better. You are welcome to use any essential oil or omit it all together to create a “scent-free” version.
How long can I store this cream?
This sunburn cream will last until your coconut oil says it expires. Simply store it in a cabinet or cupboard. If the coconut oil solidifies, simply through it in the microwave for 10 seconds and give it a stir.
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup Aloe Vera
3-4 drops lavender essential oils
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Add the essential oils and mix until the essential oil is well incorporated.
Rub the cream on the sunburned area gently until absorbed by the skin.
Store in a container with an air-tight lid.
- ½ cup coconut oil
- l½ cup Aloe Vera
- 3-4 drops lavender essential oils
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Combine coconut oil and Aloe Vera until well combined.
- It is best to use room temperature coconut oil that is not solidified to make mixing easier.
- Add your essential oils and mix until the essential oil is well incorporated.
- Rub cream on sunburned area gently until absorbed by skin.