No matter how hard I try not to get sunburned every year, there is always at least one time it happens. Seems like you can coat yourself down in sunscreen, stay in the shade and everything and at least one spot on you will get burned each year. That is when it is really handy to have some DIY after sun relief cubes on hand.
DIY After Sun Relief Cubes
These DIY after sun relief cubes are super simple to make. The longest thing about them is just waiting for them to freeze. So it is always a good idea to have at least a few made up and in a container or bag in the freezer at all times.
When I make mine up, I only like to make up a small batch at a time. That is because I want to make sure they get used up and not just left in the freezer forever.
These can be made in a regular ice cube tray, but I find it is better to use a silicone tray as they pop out easier. Even if it is just one with the silicone bottom. Also depending on how large your cube tray is, you may only want to fill them half full. That way you don’t have a lot that will be wasted.
Some think you only need to have some after sun relief around for summer. While that is the time people get burned the most due to less clothing covering the skin, you can be burned any time of year on exposed skin. Plus these cubes also work well for windburn and chapped skin.
Aloe Vera is such a wonder and useful thing to have around the house at all times. I keep it in the form of a gel for things like this as well as the real plant. When I get small scrap, burn, bug bite and so on, I just grab a little piece of the plant and apply it to the area needed.
After Sun Cubes Supplies:
- 1 Small Silicone Ice Tray
- Natural Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamin E Oil
- Toothpick (or something else small to stir)
Fill each of the cubes with the aloe vera gel. If you are using a tray with large cube areas, then only fill them a 1/4 to half full.
Next, add a drop of vitamin e oil to each of the cubes. One drop goes a long way.
Now using the toothpick or something else carefully mix the oil into the aloe. Then pop the tray into the freezer and allow to fully freeze before using.
Then when you do get a burn, grab a cube and rub it lightly on the burn. The aloe and vitamin e help the skin to heal and the ice cold cube helps to relieve the burning and pain.