Cucumber-Rose Sunburn Relief Lotion

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

| 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
  • This recipe uses anti-inflammatories aloe vera and cucumber, as well as moisturizing rose and coconut milk, to create this healing sunburn relief lotion.
    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 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.



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