Regardless of how careful you are, we can always get sunburnt. I am a devil for it. I start messing with my beehives in the morning and am oblivious of how warm it is getting. Actually, my mom designed this recipe, way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and I went to Egypt for my 21st birthday.
In Ayurvedic medicine I have what would be described as pitta skin. That is, it is milky pale and reacts to the sun violently! It burns painfully, then quickly goes back to looking like a bottle of gold top again. The oils in this DIY After Sun recipe are very soothing and help to nourish the skin in the hope that we can stop it all peeling .
After Sun Lotion
2oz Aqueous Lotion
3 drops Blue Chamomile essential oil (Matricaria recutita)
2 drop Yarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium)
2 drops Spearmint Essential Oil (Mentha spicata)
1 drop Cardamom Essential Oil (Elettaria cardamomum)
1 drop Patchouli Essential Oil (Pogostemon Cablin)
Method of Use: Use as and when required. I like to keep my bottle in the refrigerator so it is super cold when you put it on!
Safety: Not suitable for use in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.