Relieve sunburn pain, soothe itching and fight inflammation with this recipe for a cooling anti-itch lotion.
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 Cooling Anti-Itch Lotion that will soothe sunburns naturally.
You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: 100 Organic Skincare Recipes.
Topical application of this simple apple cider vinegar and baking soda paste can help ease sunburn pain, itching, and inflammation. How? Well, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which is one of the components of pain relief medications such as aspirin. Smear on this Cooling Anti-Itch Lotion for some all-natural relief to help you feel better fast.
• 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1/2 cup baking soda
• 6 drops lavender essential oil, optional
What you will need: Bowl, spoon, tight-sealing storage container
To make: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix to form a thick paste.
To store: Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks. Stir well before each use.
To use: Apply to sunburned or itchy spots. Leave on for as long as you like. To remove, rinse or shower off. To avoid irritating your skin, do not rub or scrub off. If you are really suffering, consider applying before bed. Allow to dry completely before getting into bed. Not recommended to leave on your face overnight. Makes 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.
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