DIY Essential Oil After Sun Spray

July 05, 2016

Essential Oil after sun spray recipe by Edens Garden

Summer is here! We are so excited to lay on the beach and go to the fair, but with all the fun things we have planned, we can sometimes forget to reapply that SPF. Harsh sun rays can cause some serious damage if precautionary measures aren’t taken. Sun screen and a hat is always recommended, but when we start to see the red and feel the burn, unwanted peeling and skin sensitivity ensue.

A cooling after sun spray might be your best friend this summer. Aloe vera soothes the skin and  causes cell regeneration, while Peppermint brings cooling relief. Last but not least, Lavender is a necessity for its pain relieving, skin healing, and anti-inflammatory properties. It works as a wonderful addition for skin issues.

Combine the ingredients below, shake before spraying and apply generously over the affected areas.

What you’ll need:

• 2 ounce spray bottle
• 2 tablespoons of aloe vera
• 2 tablespoons of witch hazel
• 7 drops of Peppermint
• 13 drops of Lavender


  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Bonnie! PET plastic is treated in a way that makes it insusceptible to being eaten away by essential oils.

    On July 25, 2016

  • Bonnie Davis says...

    In regard to the after sun EO recipe and the plastic spray bottle, in EG reply what is a PET bottle?

    On July 23, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lisa! For a safer kids version, keep the recipe, but add 4 drops of Roman Chamomile and 6 drops of Lavender.

    On July 22, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Charlotte! PET plastic bottles will not be eaten away by essential oils.

    On July 22, 2016

  • Lisa says...

    What is an oil I can switch out for the peppermint for my kiddos to use as a kid safe spray? I have used this spray on myself and love it, Just wondering so I can use it for my kids as well.

    On July 21, 2016

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