Music festivals, flea markets, canoeing, al fresco garden parties,the shore... the warm weather and super high temps have been lovely this year but so with it comes the chance of something blistering. Keep reading for a natural, super easy to whip up sunburn remedy along with an emergency kit gift idea:
Now on with the recipe:
DIY Natural Sunburn Remedy
While many doctors will tell you there is little they can do about sunburns and send you home with a few aspirins, there are a number of things likely already in your kitchen to sooth and heal the redness. A major one being the lactic acid found in milk. The neroli/orange blossom water acts as an antiseptic, helps the skin regain lost moisture and lessons discoloration with the honey acting much the same way and as a binder to help the mask stay in place. A free bonus is how delicious this smells.
- 3 Tablespoons Powdered milk
- 2 Tablespoons Orange Blossom Water (the one I'm using here is by Foxbrim)
- 2 Tablespoons Raw honey
- 1 Tablespoon Water or cold pressed aloe vera juice
In a clean and sterile mixing bowl (place it in the microwave for six seconds) combine the ingredients to form a paste that is easy to spread. Chill in the refrigerator prior to using for additional inflammation reducing benefits.Gently smooth over sunburned areas and allow to dry. Store any unused mask in the refrigerator for up to a week. Discontinue use if any further irritation or swelling is noticed and do not use this on broken or blistered skin.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 applications
For more favorites that are said to help repair sun damage see this previous post on the DNA serum trend, after sun care and doing spa treatments at home and also take a look at this recipe for making your own whipped body butter using shea. One of my favorite healing skin butters next to virgin coconut oil.
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