We may have just launched our new Autumn Collection online at braintreeclothing.com, but with lots of us jetting off on late summer holidays and with news of an Indian summer on its way here in the UK, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you how to make your own aftersun lotion!
Of course, the best way to prevent sunburn is to always lather on the sunscreen BEFORE you head out in the sun. But in case you forgot, or the sun was being extra tricky that day, this natural lotion packed full of rich, skin healing ingredients will nourish your sun exposed skin and help relieve your burn. This easy-to-make recipe also makes the perfect summer holiday moisturiser to rub on and soak up after a long day in the sun.
Here’s what you’ll need…
4 tsp of Aloe Vera
4 tsp of Olive Oil
1 tsp Coconut Oil
2 tsp Shea Butter
5 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil
Empty pot or bottle for storage.
This homemade lotion is filled with skin healing ingredients. Shea butter, olive oil and coconut oil are of course excellent natural moisturisers. Aloe Vera is the most common natural remedy for sunburnt skin, well-known for its healing and soothing properties and useful for helping to reduce the sting in the burn. Lavender essential oil is great for healing, cooling and soothing irritated skin… as well as smelling pretty too!
Simply measure out all of your ingredients and mix together into a thick creamy paste. Pour into an recycled jar or pot, and decorate with a ribbon, bow or label if you’re planning on giving as a gift.
And that’s it. Rub it in, soak it up, and enjoy the last of the summer sun! Store for up to one month.
Comment below to let us know how you get on!