Natural Sun Protection: After Sun Spray

| July/August 2002

This after sun spray contains aloe vera and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), which can repair damaged skin cells. The vinegar in this recipe also feels great on a minor sunburn but will sting a more severe burn.

  • 2 ounces aloe vera gel
  • 24 drops lavender essential oil
  • ¼ teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • ¼ teaspoon vinegar
  1. Combine all of the ingredients.
  2. Shake well before spraying on skin.
  3. Store in the refrigerator to provide cool, soothing relief for any burn.

Kathi Keville is the author of eleven books, including Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (Crossing Press, 1995) and Herbs for Health and Healing (Rodale, 1996). She teaches herb and aromatherapy seminars throughout the United States and is director of the American Herb Association ( ).

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