As the summer approaches and we begin to worry about how to protect our skin from burning we may need to also have a slight concern as to what chemicals have been added to our sunscreen and aloe vera.
Yesterday, I was in the local garden supply store searching for an aloe vera plant (to which I named him Phil because all plants need names) because my plan is to grow the plant strong enough that I do not need to rely on store bought aloe vera gel. It has come to my attention that it is fairly hard to comply with whole-living lifestyle because when I asked for the section which the plant would be in, the lady asked why and I explained my concerns about chemical based products and my lifestyle which avoids cancer causing chemicals and she rolled her eyes at me. Whatever.
I have been researching for quite some time to find natural alternatives to create my own sunscreen and sunburn gel to share, but for now I only have a basic burn gel recipe.
Numbing Sunburn Gel
“First Degree Burn–like the kind you get from touching a hot pan–is easy to treat by running the affected area under cold water and patting it dry. A second-degree burn involves blisters and more layers of damaged skin, and needs to be treated with more care. If there are any signs of infection or if the burn is more serious than a bad sunburn, seek medical help immediately. For minor burns, use this cooling aloe vera based gel to soothe the pain.”-Lea Harris, Clinical Aromatherapist.
- One Ounce Pure Aloe Vera Gel
- Fifteen Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- Ten Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
- Fifteen Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- Glass bottle
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