What You Need
- 1/2 boiling cup water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (you can really use any type but this is my favorite)
- 4 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel
- 1 bag peppermint tea (or 15 drops peppermint essential oil)
- 1 bag green tea
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
Put the tea bags in the boiling water and let them steep until the water has cooled down. Then add the water and the remaining ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake to combine.
I usually put mine in the fridge so it gets nice and cool then spritz it over the burned areas. This is great too if you have been tanning to heal any sun damage and hydrate and refresh your skin.
I also use this spray when I come in from working outside and am really it hot, it helps me cool down much faster.
Why these ingredients?
Apple Cider Vinegar: It relieves pain, cools skin, and balances pH to promote healing.
Aloe Vera Gel: has anti-inflammatory properties and helps skin cells regenerate faster.
Peppermint Tea/EO: Soothes and cools skin.
Green Tea: Has anti-inflammatory properties and other ingredients that help protect skin from UV radiation damage.
Lavender EO: Contains ingredients that local analgesic and aesthetic effects. It has anti-bacterial properties. It also helps increase new cell growth.
You can pick and choose which ingredients to use to match what you have on hand as long as you keep the base of water and vinegar.
I hope ya’ll like this spray! Do you have any favorite DIY sunburn remedies?