Need to Soothe the Sunburn? Try This After-Sun Care DIY Spray

7 Materials
$20
10 Minutes
Easy

If you’ve been out in the sun too long and need something to soothe your sore dry skin or an actual sunburn, you will want to follow this after-sun care DIY tutorial.


The recipe for this DIY after sun spray includes aloe vera, which is commonly used to ease the pain of sunburned skin. It also contains lavender which is very soothing. So, let’s begin.

Tools and materials:

  • ½ cup witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
  • Measuring cup and measuring spoon
  • Stirring utensil
  • 4-ounce spray bottle
After-sun spray recipe

1. Combine the after-sun spray ingredients

Mix together the witch hazel and aloe vera gel.

How to make after-sun spray with fresh aloe

If you want the freshest aloe vera gel with the maximum benefits, use fresh aloe vera. Just slice the aloe vera leaf in half lengthwise and scoop the gel from the leaves

Home remedy for sunburn

Add in both the lavender and peppermint essential oils. When adding in the peppermint essential oil, just add a little bit at a time and test the mixture on your skin for sensitivity.

Mixing the ingredients together

Stir the mixture together and pour it into a spray bottle.

How to use the homemade after-sun spray

2. How to use your DIY after-sun spray

Before applying the after-sun spray, shake the spray bottle well because the ingredients will naturally separate. Then just spray a liberal amount onto your skin, avoiding the area around your eyes, and rub it in gently.


The spray will feel a bit sticky at first, but that goes away as it dries on your skin.


Reapply the spray as often as you need it for relief.

After-sun care DIY

After-sun care DIY tutorial

Try this DIY after-sun spray recipe to see how soothing and moisturizing it is, and enjoy the wonderful scent. Take it along whenever you are out in the sun for instant relief.


I hope you love this homemade after-sun spray as much as I do. Let me know by leaving a comment.

Suggested materials:
  • ½ cup witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons pure aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
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