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Homemade After-Sun & Mosquito Repellent Lotion

by Naturopathes de La Boite à Grains 05 Jun 2024 0 comments
Lotion Après-Soleil & Chasse-Moustiques Maison - La Boite à Grains

We all enjoy the beautiful sunshine and the idea of shortening our clothes to get our essential and therapeutic vitamin D... However, when we are less covered and our skin is hot, we attract more of the sun's rays, and also mosquitoes!

To help you enjoy this beautiful season without overloading your skin with irritating chemicals, I've come up with 2 natural recipes below that I've concocted over the years! They'll help you prolong the pleasure of your outdoor activities, simply and naturally:

After-sun lotionTo invigorate your skin and maximize vitamin D absorption;

Mosquito repellentThis non-irritating formula, which contains no harmful products or citronella, also soothes the skin. after stings!

My after-sun lotion

Ingredients

30 ml aloe vera gel

20 ml calendula oil

20 ml avocado oil

30 drops Lavender essential oil

15 drops Peppermint essential oil

15 drops Italian Helichrysum essential oil (or H√ī Wood for an economical option)

Approach

Mix everything in a 100 ml glass bottle (preferably tinted, to preserve your oils), with a spray cap.

Simply take with you on outdoor activities, then spray the lotion onto your skin to soothe, refresh and nourish!

My mosquito repellent

Ingredients

20 ml aloe vera gel

20 ml liquid coconut oil

20 ml lavender water (orpurified water for a more economical option)

2 ml ofrose geranium essential oil

2 mlessential oil of Lemon Eucalyptus

1 mlTea Tree essential oil (Tea tree/ Melaleuca)

Approach

Mix everything in a 100 ml glass bottle (preferably tinted, to preserve your oils), with a spray cap.

Take your bottle with you wherever you go, and when the mosquitoes come out (or to relieve a bite): "a lick here and a lick there", and you're done!

I wish you all the best for the summer, and hope that my recipes will be a natural accompaniment to your summer fun!ūüėä

About the author

Naturopaths of La Boite à Grains

Team of licensed and certified naturopaths (ND) in Gatineau, Outaouais.

Original article written by Kimberly-Ann Waters, Naturopath, Naturotherapist, Certified Colon Hygienist

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