Cooling Anti-Itch Lotion

Relieve sunburn pain, soothe itching and fight inflammation with this recipe for a cooling anti-itch lotion.

| August 2015

  • 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.
    Cover courtesy F+W Media
  • Made up of apple cider vinegar and baking soda, this anti-itch lotion goes on smoothly and is simple to make.
    Photo courtesy Jessica Ress, Diane Harrison and Adams Media

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.

Cooling Anti-Itch Lotion

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.



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