DIY After Sun Moisturizers to Soothe Sunburned Skin

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Well, spring is here and it’s in full force. I got sunburned on my neck and collarbone yesterday simply driving the car with the windows down! Luckily I had sunscreen on my face but it was an important reminder that we should be applying sunscreen to our décolletage as well.

DIY After Sun Moisturizers to help soothe sunburned skin and promote healing.

Of course, there are times we do forgot sunscreen. Or we didn’t apply it often enough. Or it wasn’t strong enough. So here are three DIY After Sun Moisturizers to help soothe sunburned skin and promote healing.

3 DIY After Sun Moisturizers

Quench parched sunburned skin with this easy spray on silky after sun moisturizer recipe. Hemp and jojoba oils naturally moisturize skin without clogging pores while cyclomethicone helps give this after sun moisturizer a silky smooth feel that's not heavy or greasy.

This Silky After Sun Moisturizer Spray Recipe quenches sunburned skin with moisturizing hemp seed and jojoba oils. The addition of cyclomethicone adds a silky smooth feel that’s not heavy or greasy while also helping to protect skin from irritating clothing. It also contains natural vitamin E to promote healing while calming lavender and chamomile essential oils round off the finished product for an after sun moisturizer that’s sure to please. Learn to make it here.

This natural After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It's perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and speeding up the healing process after a sunburn.

My Sun + Skin Soother After Sun Cream Recipe is made from natural skin nourishing oils, shea butter, essential oils and aloe vera gel. It’s perfect for replenishing those stubborn spots of dry skin or for soothing and helping to promote healing after a sunburn. It’s made with Mountain Rose Herbs’ Restorative Skin Oil which is also lovely all on its own. The much revered and time-tested formula is well suited for mature skin, and perfect to use when running into problems with dry and other “leathery” or “lizardy” skin appearance. Learn to make this sun + skin after sun moisturizer here.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

My natural burn relief spray recipe is also a wonderful after sun moisturizer that you can spray on. It contains a special blend of natural ingredients to soothe the pain caused by sunburns. It’s ingredients include arnica infused oil and neem oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic (meaning it relieves pain) properties, but it also helps with inflammation. Learn to make it here.

What are your favorite ingredients to include in DIY after sun moisturizers? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

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Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This cardamom and spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they’re perfect for DIY Valentine’s day gifts!

I used a fantastic spice gingerbread spice blend that I received in my December spice shipment from Raw Spice Bar. It contains ingredients like mace, green cardamom, star anise & black peppercorns to help get circulation going. (However, you can substitute with your own gingerbread spice blend.)

Raw Spice Bar is a monthly spice “box” that ships three fantastic, gourmet spices to your door monthly for just $6. Included with your spices are some really wonderful recipes that you can use your spices in. The gingerbread spice blend I used is from their December Norwegian Spice Box that also included Gravlax spices and winter herbs along with recipes for Nordic Gravlax with Caraway & Coriander, Potato Herb Gratin and Nordic Ginger Cookies. (You can sign up for the Raw Spice Bar monthly box here. Or simply visit their website to see all of their past spice offerings and view their recipes.)

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. mango butter
3.25 oz. granulated white sugar
.25 oz. fresh ground coffee
.25 oz. gingerbread spice mix
.05 oz. – .1 oz Crafter’s Choice Cardamom True Sugar fragrance oil

Gingerbread Spice Mix Recipe:

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon ginger root powder
1 teaspoon allspice powder
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg powder
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/2 teaspoon clove powder
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
pinch ground black pepper

Tools & Supplies:

digital scale
Wilton Easy Flex Heart 24-Cavity Silicone Mold
utensils for stirring
cutting board
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
microwave

Instructions:

This Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe will yield seven solid coffee sugar scrubs.

Using a digital scale, begin by weighing out the cocoa and mango butters into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power in the microwave until the butters have melted. (Alternately you can use a double boiler.)

Now weigh out the sugar, spice mix and coffee and stir into the melted butters.

Allow the mixture to cool slightly then weigh out the fragrance oil and add to the mixture. Stir again until the ingredients and fragrance are thoroughly incorporated.

Next, place your heart mold onto a cutting board or small cookie sheet for easy transport.

Then pour the melted scrub mixture evenly into seven of the cavities of your heart silicone mold.

Using the cutting board for stability, transfer your mold to the refrigerator. Refrigerate your solid coffee sugar scrubs until they’ve completely solidified.

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

Finally, remove your solid coffee sugar scrubs from the mold cavities and package as desired.

This cardamom & spice solid coffee sugar scrub recipe exfoliates with a combination of sugar, coffee and spices, while moisturizing skin with cocoa and mango butters. And, oh wow! The resulting solid coffee sugar scrub hearts smell amazing! Plus they're perfect for DIY Valentine's day gifts!

To use these solid coffee sugar scrubs, simply massage one heart shaped scrub over damp skin after bathing paying extra attention to rough spots and problem areas.

Prefer bath melts? Simply omit the the sugar and coffee from this solid coffee sugar scrub recipe and add one to two bath melts to warm bath water as desired.

If you like my Cardamom & Spice Solid Coffee Sugar Scrub Recipe, you may also like my Valentine’s Day heart jelly soap recipe and my DIY Conversation Heart Soaps. I also have a collection of 18 other DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas here. Or discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest.

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Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

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This luxurious homemade apple & pumpkin spice lotion recipe is perfect for the fall season! It contains rosehip seed oil prized for its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties as well as skin nourishing coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters.

Homemade Apple and Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

You’ll also love the light warming sensation you get from the addition of cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils in this homemade pumpkin spice lotion. Not only will you smell like yummy pumpkin pie spice with a touch of apple, but you’re skin will thank you too!

Homemade Apple and Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

Homemade Apple & Pumpkin Spice Lotion Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. cocoa butter, refined
.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. stearic acid
1.9 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil, refined
.75 oz. grape seed oil
.75 oz. rosehip seed oil
.35 oz. shea butter, refined
.05 oz. Phenonip
10 drops vitamin E
.15 oz. Nature’s Garden Crisp & Candied fragrance oil
25 drops cinnamon essential oil
5 drops clove essential oil
10 drops ginger essential oil
.25 oz. Cyclomethicone
.8 oz. aloe vera gel
.5 oz. distilled water
.1 oz. pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla extract

Instructions:

For this homemade pumpkin spice lotion recipe I used the Crisp & Candied fragrance oil from Nature’s Garden. I wasn’t overly fond of this scent in the beginning as it was overly sweet for me, but the addition of the cinnamon, clove and ginger essential oils gave it more of a spicy punch and I was really pleased with the resulting scent. As the focus of this homemade lotion recipe is on not only on its skin nourishing properties but also on the fragrance I highly recommend using refined ingredients so you get a true scent that’s not overpowered or masked by the natural scent of unrefined ingredients.

Should you wish to make this apple and pumpkin spice lotion recipe palm free, you may substitute the stearic acid (most commonly derived from palm sources) with beeswax bringing the total amount of beeswax used to .5 oz. and omit the stearic acid all together. (You can make this vegan by using a vegetable based emulsifying wax in place of the beeswax and/or stearic acid! You can also sub the beeswax with a vegetable based emulsifying wax if you don’t need the skin protection of beeswax.)

To create this apple and pumpkin spice lotion you’ll need to begin by weighing out the cocoa butter, beeswax, shea butter, stearic acid and coconut oil with a digital scale. Combine in a double boiler and heat until melted through then weigh out and add the rosehip seed and grapeseed oils. Mix to combine then remove from heat.

Check the temperature of the melted ingredients and when they reach between 140°-155°F weigh out and add the Phenonip which you’ll need to prevent the growth of mold, bacteria and fungus. This is a necessary preservative as this lotion recipe contains water. (You can substitute the Phenonip with Optiphen, which is paraben free, but you’ll need to add it at around 120°F.) Mix into the lotion base.

Now weigh out and add the fragrance oil, essential oils and vitamin E and stir to combine.

Once the oils start to thicken to and turn a creamy color weigh out and add the Cyclomethicone, distilled water, aloe vera gel and vanilla extract. Whisk until thoroughly combined then pour into your container or containers of choice. Yields approximately 6 oz.

For more seasonal inspired homemade bath and body recipes be sure to check out and follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest. In addition you can also discover more of my recipes for homemade soaps, scrubs and more at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

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Natural Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

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Patchouli and Fir Scented Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

This richly moisturizing homemade hand cream recipe is naturally scented with patchouli and fir needle essential oils and contains skin conditioning safflower and evening primrose oils plus a touch of agave syrup! Don’t reserve this amazing homemade hand cream for hands alone though! Also try it on feet or anywhere skin needs a little extra love! It’s great for eczema too.

Natural Homemade Hand Cream Recipe with Patchouli and Fir Needle Essential Oils

Patchouli & Fir Needle Homemade Hand Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.25 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. 76° melt point coconut oil
.35 oz. safflower oil
.75 oz. evening primrose oil
.25 oz. shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
.1 oz. light agave syrup
15 drops fir needle essential oil
9 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid then melt either at reduced power in the microwave or in a double boiler.

Once melted, weigh out the shea butter and coconut oil and stir in. Gently heat again if needed if shea butter and coconut oil don’t melt fully after stirring.

Now weigh out the safflower and evening primrose oils and agave syrup and stir into the cream mixture. Follow with the essential oils mixing well, then pour into a 2 oz. glass jar or tin of choice and allow to set up fully before use.

To use simply apply to skin as desired and massage in.

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DIY Sprayable Lotion Recipe with Shea Butter & Safflower

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Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

This sprayable lotion recipe is really easy to make, it’s not greasy feeling and it leaves your skin feeling super soft after applying. You will however need to use a refined shea butter rather than raw shea butter to ensure this stays smooth and sprayable, but you can easily customize it with the fragrance of your choice. I scented mine with one of my own favorites, Red Velvet Cake.

DIY Sprayable Shea Butter Lotion Recipe

Shea Butter & Safflower Sprayable Lotion Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2 oz. safflower oil
.5 oz. refined & deodorized shea butter
.1 oz. stearic acid
1 oz. Cyclomethicone
.25 oz. Dimethicone
.25 oz. rosehip seed oil
.25 oz. walnut oil
.5 oz. refined hemp seed oil
.15 oz. fragrance oil, optional

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter and stearic acid in a medium glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat in at 60% power in the microwave just until it’s almost fully melted. Carefully removed from the microwave – use a towel as the glass does get hot! – and stir with a fork until the stearic acid has melted completed.

Weigh out the remaining ingredients and combine with the melted shea butter and stearic acid. Stir well.

Using a small funnel pour the liquid lotion evenly into two 4 oz. glass bottles or three 2 oz. glass bottles with a fingertip misters. Shake well.

To use simply spray on as desired and massage into skin. Shake well before each use.

If you like this sprayable lotion recipe then be sure to check out my collection of other DIY lotion, bath and beauty recipes at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. And be sure to follow on me on Pinterest for other great bath and body recipes.

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