DIY After Sun Moisturizers to Soothe Sunburned Skin

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

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. 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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Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe

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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.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for my dear friend, Bambi Godkin, who is currently fighting 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 just straight forward, run of the mill sunburns.

Like my healing neem butter recipe, which I also created for Bambi, my natural burn relief spray recipe also includes both arnica infused oil and neem oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic properties, but it also helps with inflammation. Arnica infused oil is commonly used in products to help relieve pain caused by sprains, bruises and other injuries. However, keep in mind it should not be used in open wounds.

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.

Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.75 oz. arnica infused fractionated coconut oil
.8 oz. shea nut oil
.1 oz. 100% neem oil
.1 oz. vitamin E oil
23 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree oil
8 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

To make this natural burn relief spray, you’ll begin by making your Arnica infused oil. I infused mine in fractionated coconut oil to keep this natural burn relief spray recipe from feeling greasy. Simply fill the bottom half of a mason jar with Arnica flowers then cover with fractionated coconut oil. Seal and store in a cool, dark location, turning occasionally for several weeks. Or you can speed up the process by gently heating the fractionated coconut oil and Arnica flowers in a double boiler for an extended time on the stove over low to medium-low heat. Then strain with cheesecloth before use. (See how it’s done in this post on how to make a homemade chamomile balm.) Alternately, you can also purchase Arnica Herbal Oil which is made with Arnica infused olive oil and a touch of vitamin E.

Using a digital scale weigh out the arnica infused oil, shea nut oil, neem oil and vitamin E into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Next, use a graduated transfer pipette to add the essential oils. Mix again to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, then use a funnel to pour into a 4 oz. glass bottle.

Screw on a fingertip mister, then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

To use, simply spray onto affected area and gently massage into skin.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

If you’d like to learn more about my friend Bambi – who is also an artisan and educator – you can find more information on her condition as well as treatment updates on her GoFundMe page here. You also have the option to donate to her medical fund or to share her story.

All money raised for Bambi will go directly towards her paying for her medical bills and medication as well as to pay for basic living expenses including her mortgage, utilities and food during the times she misses work without compensation. Medical bills alone are expected to exceed $12K after insurance.

In addition to the online fundraiser via GoFundMe, Martin’s Downtown in downtown Roanoke, VA has graciously agreed to allow us to host a benefit show for Bambi on March 6, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. (Learn more about the venue here.) Several wonderful bands are donating their time. They include My Radio, The Floorboards, Tobacco ApacheEmpty Bottles and solo singer/songwriter Joy Truskowski. (Learn more about the bands here.)

The benefit show will also include a silent auction with a chance to bid a fantastic collection of goods and services donated by local business owners. Current silent auction items include a room rental at Beliveau Estate Winery in Blacksburg (which normally rents for $250), a $75 gift certificate toNina’s Lil Bakery, a $40 gift certificate to River and Rail restaurant, a one hour pedicure from Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, a gift certificate to Shishka Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, two 1-hour massages from Willow Branch Massage Therapy on Grandin Rd. in Roanoke, a pedicure from Polished by Claire V, a sightseeing cruise from Virginia Dare in Smith Mountain Lake, a designer haircut from Oliver’s Twist in Old Southwest Roanoke, four guitar lessons from Fret Mill Music in downtown Roanoke, a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Restaurant in downtown Roanoke and a $50 gift certificate to Fortunato Restaurant in downtown Roanoke. There will also be a suggested $10 donation at the door with all proceeds going directly to Bambi for medical needs. (Please contact me via the event website if your business would like to donate an item or service.)

You can find the event page for the benefit show on Facebook here. Updates to auction items being offered and additional information will continue to be added closer to the event date and can by found at the event website here along with additional venue and band information.

Regardless of whether you are able to make a monetary donation or will be able to attend the benefit show, I’d be extremely grateful if you could share this post, Bambi’s GoFundMe page and the Facebook event with others.

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.

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After Sun Skin Skin Soother Cream Recipe

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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.

This natural after sun skin soother cream recipe is one of the first natural lavender scented cream products that I created when I started selling on my local farmer’s market many years ago. As it’s been so long since it’s conception – we’re talking a decade now – I thought it was time to bring it back around and share it again.

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. To use, simply apply to skin after extended sun exposure or to sunburns or anytime your skin needs a lift of moisture.

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.

After Sun Skin Soother Cream Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

1 Cup Raw/Natural Shea Butter
1/2 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
1/4 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil
2 teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
2 teaspoons of Mountain Rose Herbs Restorative Skin Oil

Instructions:

Melt the shea butter in a double boiler on the stove, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat then measure out and stir in the remaining ingredients. Allow to solidify then mix again with a fork to ensure the aloe is fully incorporated within the cream. Spoon into two 4 oz. jars. Ingredients for this recipe were specifically purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

If you like this natural after sun skin care recipe, then you’ll also want to try my Silky After Sun Moisture Spray Recipe. Or you can discover more after sun skin care recipes and other bath and beauty DIY projects by following my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest.


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DIY Sunburn Relief Rescue Soap Recipe

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DIY Sunburn Relief Rescue Soap - Made with two popular home remedy ingredients black tea and aloe!

If you’ve ever had a really bad sunburn you know just how much even a warm shower can hurt damaged skin. But showers don’t have to be something you dread. My homemade Sunburn Relief Rescue Cold Process Soap Recipe is formulated exactly for those days you’ve spent a bit much time unprotected outdoors in the sun. So be sure to keep a bar of this Monoi de Tahiti scented soap handy all summer long to give sun parched skin the extra love it needs.

Homemade Cold Process Soap Recipe - DIY Sunburn Relief Rescue Soap Recipe made with REAL black tea and aloe vera gel! (Two of nature's natural home remedies for sunburns.)

This handmade soap recipe combines two natural sunburn home remedy ingredients – strong brewed black tea and aloe vera gel – believed to help ease sunburns. And to keep skin from becoming over dry, it’s also crafted with luxury oils and butters praised for their skin conditioning and moisturizing properties including cocoa butter, shea butter, babassu oil, hemp seed oil, and apricot kernel oil. A Monoi de Tahiti fragrance oils pulls it all together for a relaxing spa experience whenever you want.

You’ll find this palm free handmade soap recipe for my new Sunburn Relief Soap in the new May 2014 issue of Wholesale Supplies Plus’ eHandmade Magazine on page 23.

Interested in other handmade cold process soap recipes I’ve created for past issues of eHandmade Magazine? Here’s a list of past submissions I’ve contributed: Homemade Honeysuckle & Rose Soap Recipe for Mother’s Day (April 2014), Spring Inspired Bamboo Scented Soap Recipe (March 2014), Deodorizing Cedarwood & Baking Soda Soap Recipe for Men (February 2014), Silk & Rose Clay Heart Shaped Soap Recipe (January 2014), Handmade Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Soap Recipe for Men (December 2013), and my Frosted Cranberry Scented Coconut Milk Soap Recipe (November 2013.)

Or click here for more of my homemade palm free soap recipes.

For more homemade soap recipes as well as other bath, body and beauty DIY’s, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest! And for homemade Mother’s Day gift ideas, check out my Homemade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas board. You can also follow me on Blog Lovin‘, FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!


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DIY Bath and Beauty Recipes

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I have sort of a love/hate relationship with my bathroom. On one hand, people do some pretty disgusting things in there and I’m usually the one who ends up cleaning it. On the other hand, a properly maintened bathroom can be a place of refuge. Especially on days like today where I had to bow out of work due to fibro pain. A tub full of hot water and some Epsom salts certainly can do a lot to not only reduce the level of pain I’m having, but relax my mind at the same time. So for those of you who don’t run screaming from your bathroom, but choose rather to turn it into an oasis, here a few simple, DIY bath and body projects you can whip up for loving your skin and calming your mind. And, once you get started you may never want the pampering to end, so I suggest starting a panty in a cool, dry location full of staples you may need including all natural Castile soap, organic salts and butters, organic herbs and essential oils and more from Mountain Rose Herbs.
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What type of products do you use as part of your regular, everyday beauty routine? And what do you treat your skin to only on special occasions? I’d love to hear your feedback! Also, be sure to visit my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest for more great DIY bath and beauty recipes and projects!

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