It’s been way too long since I’ve created a DIY post, so I’m super excited to share the recipe for this Sunburn Spray! Last week my family went to Amelia Island for a conference, so I made up this spray to test before posting it. I know that no matter how many times I apply sunscreen, I always get burned at the beach. And, what do ya know, I burned the backs of my knees during a surfing lesson on the first day. OUCH.
On the plus side, I was able to try out my sunburn spray! And I must say, this spray saved the trip! I actually looked forward to using it because it soothed my burned skin, moisturized, and smelled so good! I basically sprayed it on my legs every time I was in my hotel room, and especially before I went to bed. Ahhhhhhh . . .
I also used this sunburn spray on Abby, who LOVED the beach. Even though I was super vigilant with the SPF 50, she still had red shoulders where her swimsuit straps rubbed off her sunscreen. Mommy to the rescue! I sprayed her with my sunscreen spray, and her burn didn’t seem to bother her at all.
There are many recipes for DIY sunburn spray online, so let me explain why I chose the ingredients I use in my recipe. First, I use pure aloe, which is very soothing and is commonly used on sunburns in a gel form. You can purchase it in most grocery stores in the juice aisle, or on Amazon.
I combined the aloe with witch hazel, which is cleansing and dries quickly. My favorite brand is Thayer’s in lavender. It smells so clean and fresh, and the lavender scent just adds to the great smell of the oil blend.
For a skin moisturizer, I mixed in a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. I use the Jason brand. It may seem expensive, but a little goes a long way!
As for essential oils, I combined lavender, which soothes burns, peppermint for its cooling effect, and rosemary for its anti-inflammatory properties. The result was a natural, non-toxic, soothing sunburn spray!
- 1 4-oz glass spray bottle
- 2 oz pure aloe
- 2 oz witch hazel
- 1 tsp. vitamin E oil
- 10-12 drops lavender oil
- 10-12 drops peppermint oil
- 5-10 drops rosemary oil
- Combine all liquids in spray bottle and shake before every use.
- Spray on sunburns as needed.
Be sure you have pure essential oils from a reputable company. I use doTerra, but Young Living oils are also good.
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Also check out my DIY: Bug Spray!