Summer is in full swing and it is HOT outside! With heat comes sunburns. It seems like sunburns are an inevitable part of summer. Along with sunburns come dry, itching and tight skin. No fun!
We just recently got back from our annual camping trip up to the mountains. We had so much fun, but it was incredibly hot this year and yes, I got a little too much sun. I was so thankful that I brought along my new hydrosols to try out.
The Peppermint and Calendula Hydrosols were perfect for a simple and effective DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Mist. Just mix them together (or use one or the other) and spritz on your sunburn for instant cooling. The Peppermint Hydrosol was also great by itself as a cooling mist when the kiddos got overheated while running around through the campground.
DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Mist
- 1 part Peppermint Hydrosol
- 1 part Calendula Hydrosol
- Mix together in a spray bottle
I am really starting to love Hydrosols and reach for them even more than my essential oils. Hydrosols carry many of the same qualities as their essential oil counterparts, but are much more gentle. My favorite aspect of Hydrosols is that they are safe for children and pets. Not all essential oils are safe to use around kids and I tend to play it safe when using anything around my kiddos.
A little bit about Hydrosols..
A hydrosol, also known as floral water or hydrolat, is the aromatic water that contains both water soluble plant components and very small amounts of essential oil. This is the solution that remains after an essential oil is distilled via steam distillation. All hydrosols can be used in creating lotions and other herbal preparations. Most are gentle enough for use with children and pets. Using on the skin or in room sprays and linen mists are some of the most popular ways to use hydrosols.
I received my Hydrosols from Plant Therapy and can’t recommend them enough. They sell high quality essential oils and hydrosols and carrier oils. They are committed to safety for essential oil use and even have a great Kid Safe line of essential oils.
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