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Taylor Kaufmann Summers
Seattle WA

This site is an ongoing collection of recipes I cherish and information I have come across in my studies while at Naturopathic medical school.

Body

SOOTHING SUNBURN GEL OR HYDRATING MASK

Taylor Kaufmann

Ingredients

  • 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)

Materials

  • Spoon
  • Jar or Container
  • Food Processor - Optional

Instructions: 

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

 

Instructions: 

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