Soothing Sunburn Gel or Hydrating Mask
- 1/4 cup of good quality preservative and additive free Aloe vera gel or if you have access to fresh aloe vera leaves (I use five 4- to 6-inch-long leaves to make 1/4 cup of gel - Peel off the skin and just use the gel inside)
- 2 tablespoons cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil (available at health food stores)
- Lavender essential oil (or other organic essential oil; optional)
Jar or container
Food processor (optional)
To the gel add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and a few drops of essential oil, if wanted, for aromatherapy. Lavender E.O is especially soothing to burns. Blend the ingredients in a food processor or beat with a fork.
Store the aloe vera gel in a container and refrigerate. Coconut oil hardens when refrigerated, so you may need to mix the gel before applying. A batch will keep for about a month in the refrigerator.
To use as a Hydrating Mask apply to skin, rub in and allow your skin to soak up the goodness. Leave on or wipe off after 10-20 min.
adapted from Gardenista