Since summer has arrived, I need a light sunscreen. It will be better if it is in a spray form. I can carry it and handle it easily. Spray mists are easy to massage and distribute evenly. According to me, it is a must have for lazy girls like me. Hence, let us find out how I tried to achieve the DIY sunscreen.
- Rose hydrosol
- Chamomile hydrosol
- Peppermint hydrosol
- Basil (Indian) hydrosol (optional)
- Lavender essential oil (optional). Check the best essential oil for you skin
- Oil of your choice. I chose Argan oil (optional). Check the best oil for your skin type
- Any oil having SPF. I chose red raspberry seed oil (SPF 45 -50)
- Filtered or distilled water
- Spray bottle
Spray bottle I used to store DIY sunscreen
Relevance of the ingredients
- Rose hydrosol is anti-aging, tighten pores, and has antiseptic effects on pimples
- Chamomile reduces dark circles and puffiness on face
- Peppermint has a menthol effect on the face. It increases blood flow to skin
- Basil is antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-Inflammatory. Good for acne prone skin
- Lavender essential oil reduces stress. It is also anti-bacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic
- Argan oil is good for moisturizing dry aging skin. You can use rose hip seed oil to make your skin blemish and scar free. Sensitive skin can use jojoba oil
- SPF oils like red raspberry seed, carrot seed or wheat germ oil can protect you from the sun
- Distilled or filtered water to dilute the hydrosols. Hydrosols are concentrated and can irritate sensitive skin on direct application. Although I have used them directly, they did not irritate my skin
The mixture will look like this
Composition of the DIY sunscreen
- 2 tbsp rose hydrosol
- 1 tbsp chamomile hydrosol
- 1 tbsp peppermint hydrosol
- 1 tbsp basil hydrosol
- 4-5 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 tbsp any oil (if you want you can skip it then mix 2 tbsp of an oil with SPF instead)
- 1 tbsp oil with SPF
- 4 tbsp filtered/distilled water
NOTE: Sensitive skin should skip rose and peppermint. Still if you want to use it then dilute the mixture further with water and add one tbsp of any SPF oil more. Do a patch test on the neck before using. Make in small batches as water content tends to attract microbial growth. Perfect for oily/dry/combination/normal skin people. Store in a fridge for more cooling effect!
Before and after applying the DIY sunscreen spray
This DIY sunscreen spray saves me from getting sunburn and gives a refreshed feeling. If you want you can reapply it about 1 to 2 hours as very less amount of product comes out with water. Shake it before every usage as oil and water separates. After a couple of sprays gently massage with fingers on face and neck. It will give a nice sheen on your face along with freshening up your mood. I like the menthol effect it gives.
You can use it after taking a bath, during the day and before sleeping too. I want to admit that this DIY sunscreen has improved my sleep too. The fragrance of lavender and chamomile is pretty relaxing. Lavender also covers up the mixed smell of the hydrosols. Try this lazy girl spray on DIY sunscreen with moisturizing abilities too.
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