Why Use After Sun Spray Anyway?
So first off, I must mention that it is much better to protect your skin from burning in the first place either by covering it up, by not staying out in the direct sun too long or by using a non-toxic sunscreen. I’d rather not burn than need after sun spray. However as a kid, I would always come home with burned skin after a long day at the pool. My mom would usually draw a cool bath with vinegar and let me soak in it for 30 minutes. Occasionally she would spray my burned skin with a popular brand name sunburn spray with Lidocaine.
As an adult, I am more aware of what I put on my body. Vinegar is an excellent natural remedy if I have the time but that usually isn’t the case. And the popular brand name spray is out of the question. The second ingredient on that can is isobutane and the third ingredient is propane. In the world of Whole Health Dana, that isn’t going to fly.
So simply put, I use this homemade after sun spray on those unfortunate days that I overdo it in the sun. It is made with lavender, peppermint and frankincense essential oils that are good for the skin and I feel good knowing that what I put on my skin can’t light a campfire.
Learn how to make after sun spray. Check out the video & printable recipe below.
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