If you spent a little bit too much time out in the sun at a 4th of July BBQ yesterday, try this simple cooling peppermint sunburn lotion recipe from Bath and Body Recipes to help soothe your skin.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. water
1 tbsp. witch hazel
1/2 cup baking soda
1-2 drops peppermint oil

Mix all ingredients together to form a thin, milky mixture.  Shake well.  Makes 3 1/2 oz.

To use: gently apply to sunburned skin and allow to dry.  Re-apply, if necessary.

By jessica neaves




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  1. miss j on July 15, 2009 8:12 am

    I got really bad sun burn 6 months ago in Florida and I used the Aloe & Jojoba Nut Therapy (from the MADE FROM EARTH skincare line). It TOTALLY treated my sunburn…it saved me!!

    Only a small amount is recommended to be applied twice a day and its hypoallergenic so no perfumes or colorants.

    Really decreased the pain of the burn – stopped me from peeling and even left me with a nice color. . .no i use all the time as an “after sun” cream….love it!

    http://www.madefromearth.com for anyone who is interested.

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