Cucumber-Rose Sunburn Relief Lotion

Apply this soothing, moisturizing sunburn relief lotion on overexposed, sun-damaged skin for instant relief.

Organic Skincare Recipes

In Jessica Ress’ book “100 Organic Skincare Recipes” (F+W Media, 2014), find step-by-step instructions to restore the body with more than 100 toxin-free recipes for facial masks, body scrubs, home-spa treatments and more.

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Whether you have sensitive skin or just want to build a natural skin-care regimen, Jessica Ress’ book, 100 Organic Skincare Recipes (F+W Media, 2014), will teach you how to nourish the body with oils, herbs and other organic ingredients. This excerpt offers a lightly scented sunburn relief lotion, made with botanical ingredients.  

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: 100 Organic Skincare Recipes.

Cucumber-Rose Sunburn Relief Lotion

You will want to have this cooling, fragrant, milky lotion on hand after a long day in the sun. Store this concoction in the fridge and mist this soothing, moisturizing blend on a sunburn for instant relief. The aloe vera and cucumber provide instant anti-inflammatory relief, while the rose and coconut milk offer skin-saving healing moisture to overexposed skin.

• 1 medium-size cucumber, chopped
• 1/4 cup coconut milk
• 1/4 cup rosewater
• 1/4 cup aloe vera juice

What you will need: Strainer or cheesecloth, 8-ounce jar with lid, spray bottle

To make: Put the chopped cucumber inside a strainer or piece of cheesecloth and squeeze out juice. Pour the cucumber juice into a jar. Add coconut milk, rosewater, and aloe vera. Close the lid tightly and shake well to blend.

To store: Pour some of the mixture into a spray bottle. Reserve the remainder in the jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

To use: Shake well before use. Spray affected areas as desired. Soak a soft cloth and apply as a compress for 10 to 15 minutes to affected areas. Makes about 1 cup.

Find more recipes and information in Homemade Products for Sun-Damaged Skin.


Excerpted from 100 Organic Skincare Recipes Copyright © 2014 by Jessica Ress, founder of Angel Face Botanicals and published by F+W Media, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.