Have you been in the sun too long? Have itchy, irritated skin? Try this after sun itch salve. My husband got his back burned and was having a hard time sleeping once it got to the dry skin stage. It was itching horribly. So, we tried an oatmeal bath then a baking soda bath and different lotions with essential oils. Finally, I thought about a salve. I knew honey would be the best way to go but I wanted a thin consistency so I didn’t have to rub too hard. Honey has anti-inflammatory properties, which address the redness and itching.
Here’s what I came up with based on past success. It worked well and he slept thru the night 🙂
1 cup organic coconut oil
1/4 c beeswax
1/4 c organic cocoa butter
1/4 c organic honey
1 tsp vitamin E oil
5 drops lavender essential oil (Get oils at wholesale prices)
5 drops juniper berry essential oil
Melt coconut oil, beeswax and cocoa butter in double broiler or simply put ingredients in a mason jar and sit in a pan of water.
Once melted, add remaining ingredients before it cools completely. Pour into pint jar. Use after sun itch salve just like lotion.