This DIY Whipped Cooling Sunburn Lotion is Perfect for Summer!
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You can make this super easy homemade whipped coconut oil cooling sunburn lotion! Not only is coconut oil great for so many different reasons, but you’ll find that this cooling lotion recipe is full of antioxidants, is super hydrating, soothing for bug bites, and cooling on the skin when you’re beating those hot summer heatwaves.
This easy recipe only requires 3 ingredients, and chances are you may already have them at home! By blending some coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and peppermint essential oil you’ll have a fluffy, cooling lotion that your skin is going to absolutely love soaking up!
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Thanks to Plant Therapy’s amazing essential oils, this DIY cooling lotion is invigorating and cooling on your skin.
The peppermint essential oil has a fresh, grassy-minty scent with an instant cooling effect. It’s safe to apply on your skin when diluted with other products and the minty fresh scent can even help with nausea.
Sensitive to peppermint? You can also use Plant Therapy’s lavender essential oil which is another great natural relief aid for itching and bug bites.
And if you didn’t already know, the consistency of coconut oil changes from a clear solid to a luxurious white body butter when whipped up using these two ingredients (pictured below) and the added cooling effects of aloe gel are a total match made in sunburn lotion heaven!
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My Hip sidekick, Lina, came up with the original recipe for this whipped cooling sunburn lotion. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“This whipped cooling lotion is so soothing and moisturizing. I love incorporating coconut oil into my skin care routine and this is a fun and easy way to do it – plus the Plant Therapy essential oil smells soooooo amazing!” – Lina
This cooling lotion is the easiest way to get relief 🙌🧊
In addition to making a great moisturizer, this cooling sunburn lotion is also beneficial in that it provides some natural relief from itching due to bug bites, poison ivy, and hives.
As a bonus, you can also opt to add other essential oils such as lavender like I mentioned above, your favorite essential oil scent, or even none at all if you’re overly sensitive to them. That’s what I love about this recipe – you can totally customize this lotion based on your preferences and create a scent using any of Plant Therapy’s amazing options!
*This recipe is for external use only and should not be applied near the eyes or to your face. Please consult your pediatrician before using it on children.