After Sun Lotion

  • 4 tablespoons glycerin
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 4 tablespoons rosewater
  • 2 tbsp. ground oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops calendula essential oil
  • 2 Vitamin E capsules

Mix glycerin, cornstarch, distilled water, rosewater and oatmeal in an ovenproof glass bowl or pitcher. Heat until bowling and thick, about 1 to 2 minutes in the microwave on High (stirring every 30 seconds) (or use a double boiler over the stove). The lotion will be clear and jelly like; stir thoroughly. Add the Aloe Vera gel. Keep mixing until thoroughly combined. Cool completely. When the lotion is cool, add the lavender essential oil, calendula essential oil and Vitamin E capsules. Mix and pour in a clean airtight container. If your lotion becomes too thick, you can thin it by adding water, one tablespoon at a time and stirring thoroughly.

Yields: 20 ounces