Now that the heat is on, we can cool off in the bath or shower with this easy-to-make, all-natural gel. Even after overexposure to the sun, it will leave your skin feeling dewy and smooth, tingly and refreshed–a great warm-weather treat!
Make some for yourself and your friends; poured into a pretty bottle, this would be a great gift, too. Read the simple formula here:
1/2 cup herbal shampoo (look for one that is detergent-free; avoid labels that list any variation of “sodium lauryl sulfate”)
1/4 to 3/4 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 drops peppermint essential oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1. Blend all the ingredients thoroughly, adjusting the amount of water to get the desired consistency.
2. Pour into a bottle or jar.
3. Place a dab of this cooling gel in your hand to use instead of soap.
By Annie B. Bond