After Sun Lavender Remedy
- 5 drops tea tree
- 11 drops lavender
- 3 ounces distilled water
Combine tea tree with lavender oil for a soothing after sun skin treatment. Place the mixture in a bottle with a spray atomizer attachment and mist skin whenever cooling relief is needed. Be sure to follow the application with a moisturizer.
Cool as a Cucumber Soak
by Renee Rouleau, From Self Magazine 1/90
- 6 large cucumbers, skin removed, pureed in a blender
- 2 cups powdered milk
- 2 tsp dried lavender flowers, if available (do not use Lavender Oil)
Cucumbers & milk are anti-inflammatory, and this works on sunburn. Mix the ingredients and pour into a clean bottle. Apply directly to skin or add 1 cup oft he mixture to a lukewarm bath and soak for 20 minutes.
Sunburn and Itchy Skin Bath Vinegars
Copyright by Nerys Purchon (AKA Ravenna Morgan)
- 2 cups (500 ml) vinegar
- Lavender flowers
- 1 tablespoon (20 ml) glycerin
Put the mixed herbs (see recipes below) into a large jar, cover with warm cider vinegar then with a vinegar proof lid. Stand in hot sun or other warm place (such as a crock pot) for 24 hours. Strain the vinegar, add more fresh herbs and repeat the above process. Repeat once more if very strong vinegar is desired.
To use: Pour 1/2 cup (125 ml) in the bath after the bath has been drawn, mix well with the water. Stay in the bath for 15-20 minutes to obtain the full effect, or add 2 teaspoons (10 ml) to 1 cup (250 ml) water as a facial skin toner, aftershave or after shower splash, or use neat as a deodorant, or use 1 tablespoon to 1 cup warm water as a hair rinse.
From Herbs for Health and Healing by Kathi Keville.
- 2 oz sesame oil
- 2 oz aloe vera gel
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 24 drops lavender essential oil
Combine ingredients. Shake well before using. Remember, this will not provide total sun protection.
Soothing Summer Body Spray Recipe
From Pioneer Thinking
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon lemon essential / fragrance oil
- 1 teaspoon cucumber essential / fragrance oil
- 1 cup water
For a refreshing cool feeling, make an after shower spray by combining all the ingredients. Place in a pump spray bottle.Note: Don’t use if you have sensitive skin, the lemon may irritate it.
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