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
  • Polysorbate 20 (Manufacturer’s recommended amount)

Note: The shelf life of this recipe is 1 week. Refrigerate to store.


These comments were contributed by customers without influence from Edens Garden. The opinions expressed in these comments are 100% the authors' own and do not reflect the views or opinions of Edens Garden.

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Lizelle! Yes, Copaiba is also known as Copaiba Balsam.

    On March 08, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Nea! Yes, Peppermint can be substituted for Spearmint. Spearmint diluted at 1.5% can be safely used when pregnant and breastfeeding.

    On March 08, 2017

  • Lizelle says...

    Is the copaiba balsam the same as the copaiba mentioned as a substitute so that the recipe will be safe for kids? Tia.

    On March 08, 2017

  • Nea says...

    Can I substitute spearmint to peppermint to make it breastfeeding safe? Thanks!

    On March 07, 2017

  • 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

Leave a comment