Summer is the time to relax and soak up the sun, but it’s easy to lose track of time and overexpose your skin to harmful UV rays. If that’s the case for you, no worries, we got you covered! We’ve cooked up a simple, easy-to-make natural sunburn relief and are happy to share the recipe with you:
• 1 oz. Red Palm Oil – considered the richest natural source of carotenoids which act as biological antioxidants, protecting cells and tissues from the damaging effect of free radicals.
• 1.5 oz. Aloe Vera Gel – cold-pressed and polysaccharide-rich, which significantly increases collagen synthesis after topical application. It also has special effects that soften the skin.
• 1 oz. Virgin Coconut Oil – cold-pressed, pure, natural, unrefined and made from fresh coconuts. It is one of the most effective natural body moisturizers for after-sun exposure to nourish your skin.
• 0.5 oz. Tamanu Oil – renowned for its remarkable skin healing properties. It has been shown to promote new tissue formation and aid in reducing scaring and many other irritations and wounds.
• 30 drops Patchouli Essential Oil – excellent for treating skin conditions, such as dryness, inflammation, scars, sores, eczema and wounds. It is moisturizing and cooling for the skin.
• 20 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil – has an extraordinary amount of Caratol, which is best known for its skin-healing abilities and its tonic, rejuvenating effect on the liver.
• 10 drops Rock Rose Essential Oil – has wound-healing abilities for new or old scars, wounds, inflammation and infections. It is wonderful for nourishing mature skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in skin repair.
Step 1: Combine the Red Palm Oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Virgin Coconut Oil and Tamanu Oil in a saucepan on low heat and mix until it becomes a solid yellow/orange color.
Step 2: Add in the Patchouli, Carrot Seed and Rock Rose essential oils and stir until fully incorporated into the mixture.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into a jar or container of your choosing and allow to cool before applying to the skin.
Step 4: Voila! It’s finished! Rub onto the skin in affected areas. We suggest applying twice a day (morning and night), especially after a hot shower, as you would a regular moisturizer.