After last week’s post on summer skincare tips, I decided it might be helpful to share one of my favorite natural skin soothing sunburn relief recipes just in case you have a little too much fun in the sun this summer.
spritz bottle or small mouth glass jar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup lavender or rose water
1/4 cup aloe vera
10-15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (optional)
Mix ingredients thoroughly and pour into spray bottle or jar. Keep in fridge and apply liberally to sunburned skin. Stays good for about 2-3 weeks if kept in fridge. Apple cider vinegar naturally calms burned skin (all types of burns, not just sunburns) and helps relieve some of the pain. Add the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of aloe and lavender and you’ve got a skin saving power team. Easy, natural sunburn relief!
A few more tips:
Apply a moisture rich soothing lotion (lavender is always a good choice) to burned skin after applying sunburn soother.
Take lukewarm or cool showers to reduce exacerbating the burned skin.
It seems like the piles of trash and waste is absolutely endless due to a rise in cooking at home during this quarantine. With today being “Learn About Composting Day”, I simply cannot think of a better time to learn how to utilize kitchen scraps. Finding alternatives to combat the sheer amount of waste that we produce is actually quite easier than some might think. If you are wanting to take the plunge into the world of composting and/or reducing your kitchen waste, here are a few simply ways you can spearhead the process:
For this week’s business feature, we hear from Be Just, a shop that houses a collection of household essentials that combine functionality, form, and beauty in the Belmont area of Charlottesville, Virginia.
We’re moving! Our family has decided to take a trip down the coast and relocate to Southern California to become closer to our loved ones. We are looking forward to this change of scenery and excited to explore more of the outdoors in our new home.