If you’re looking for a natural and nourishing way to soothe your sun-kissed skin, this homemade after sun lotion recipe is just what you need! Made with a blend of hydrating ingredients like glycerin, cornstarch, rosewater, oatmeal, Aloe Vera gel, and essential oils, this lotion is perfect for refreshing and rejuvenating your skin after a day in the sun.
To make your own batch of this soothing lotion, you will need the following ingredients:
- 4 tablespoons glycerin
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/4 cup distilled water
- 4 tablespoons rosewater
- 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal
- 1/2 cup Aloe Vera gel
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops calendula essential oil
- 2 Vitamin E capsules
To begin, mix the glycerin, cornstarch, distilled water, rosewater, and oatmeal in an ovenproof glass bowl or pitcher. Heat the mixture in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until it is thick and clear (or use a double boiler over the stove). Once the mixture is thick and clear, stir in the Aloe Vera gel until it is thoroughly combined. Allow the lotion to cool completely.
When the lotion is cool, add the lavender essential oil, calendula essential oil, and Vitamin E capsules. Mix thoroughly and pour the lotion into a clean, airtight container. If the lotion becomes too thick, you can thin it by adding water, one tablespoon at a time, and stirring thoroughly. This recipe yields approximately 20 ounces of after sun lotion.
With this homemade after sun lotion recipe, you can nourish and soothe your skin naturally.
Simply follow the easy instructions to create your own batch and enjoy the benefits of its nourishing ingredients. Whether you’re dealing with dry, sun-damaged skin or just want to pamper yourself with a luxurious skincare product, this after sun lotion is a great choice.