As much as most of us love to be outdoors during the warmer months of the year – at the lake, the beach, the pool, gardening, hiking etc…the sun takes a lot out of your skin – things like moisture and softness. The best way to combat that is to add it back in as naturally as possible, preferably without artificial scents, colors, and other harmful ingredients that most store-bought products are full of.
In order to keep my skin care products as pure as possible, I like to make my own After Sun Cream here at home. It is so easy to do with just 4 ingredients and it takes less than 20 minutes. I end up with a thick, creamy, conditioning and healing mixture that absorbs well into my skin. If that sounds like something you want to try, then gather these 4 ingredients and let’s get started!
Please note: I’ve linked to the products I use so that you can find them easily if you don’t already have them at home. These are affiliate links, which means I’ll get a small commission but you pay the same low price you normally would. If you’re looking for essential oils, I highly recommend Rocky Mountain Oils.
How to make all natural after sun cream:
- 3 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
- 2 tablespoon Shea butter
- 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 10 drops Lavender essential oil
You will also need:
- Small saucepan
- Small jar with a tight fitting lid
- Place shea butter and coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk well as it softens until completely melted.
- Remove from heat and cool pan until it is just warm, pop it in the fridge and let it set for 10-15 minutes-just until it begins to set but is not completely hardened. If you leave it too long and it solidifies just leave it out on the counter until it softens.
- Add aloe vera gel and essential oil and whisk until well mixed and it has increased in volume. You can really whip it up if you want to use your mixer instead to whip it and add air into it which double or triple the volume. I like easy so I like to skip washing the big beater and bowl.
- Transfer to small jar with airtight lid and store in a cool dry place. For even better after sun refreshment you can keep it in the refrigerator.
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