Originally posted on AromaTools™:
Are you sunburned or just feeling hot this summer? Try this lotion recipe to cool off after being in the heat—you will love how it feels! Since coconut oil and peppermint essential oil have demonstrated a low level of SPF protection during testing1, you may even use it to help prevent a sunburn.
Cooling Aloe Vera Peppermint Lotion
- 1/4 cup beeswax pellets
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 10–20 drops peppermint essential oil
- Place the beeswax in a medium-size glass dish. Melt in the microwave or on the stovetop in a pan filled with an inch of simmering water (creating a double boiler). Heat until almost completely melted.
- Add the coconut oil to the beeswax, and finish melting.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature (about an hour). NOTE: You can wrap the glass dish in a towel and place it in the refrigerator…
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