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All-in-one aftersun solid lotion recipe

Looking for a travel-friendly all-in-one aftersun solid lotion that serves both face and body needs, and doubles as a soothing aftersun during your holidays?

This allover aftersun bar is perfect for traveling as it’s solid and can be used for both the body and the face, thanks to its non-comedogenic ingredients.

This 2 in 1 solid lotion is practical and convenient, as having a single product that can be used all over saves space in your luggage. Also, keeps mosquitos away thanks to geranium essential oil.

Additionally, its solid form means no spills, making it ideal for travel. Packed with soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant actives, this bar repairs sun damage and heals the skin.

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Focus on the ingredients of the all-in-one aftersun solid lotion

Hazelnut Oil: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, regenerating, soothing, and controls sebum production.

Raspberry Oil: Rich in linoleic and linolenic acid, it offers soothing, antioxidant, and regenerating properties. It's light and fast-absorbing with mild sunscreen properties, perfect for summer skincare. 

Oat Oil: Velvety and rich, it’s particularly soothing and regenerating, rich in ceramides to repair the skin barrier. It’s anti-inflammatory and anti-itching.

Kokum Butter: The best choice for a non-comedogenic solid lotion. It’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, with a dry touch, and hard enough for a solid bar.

Candelilla Wax: Hardens the bar without being comedogenic. It has a dry and non-sticky finish compared to other waxes like beeswax.

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Note on oil sunscreen properties

Always use tested and proven sunscreen products for sun exposure; do not rely solely on oils. Hazelnut oil and especially raspberry oil have mild sunscreen properties, which can be a nice addition to summer skincare products. However, they should never replace sunscreen. For sunbathing or outdoor activities in summer, always use a tested and proven sunscreen product. Oils and DIY cosmetics with sunscreen properties are not sufficient for prolonged exposure.

DIY cosmetics with oils that have some sunscreen properties are acceptable for day-to-day activities, such as going to work, where sun exposure is limited. They provide better protection than using a product with no sun protection at all, but for significant sun exposure, always opt for a reliable, tested sunscreen. 

Active Ingredients:

  • Phys'apaise (Physalis Angulata CO2 Extract):  Excellent for soothing and restoring. Mine is from Aroma-Zone. If yours is from another retailer, check the product sheet for the dosage.
  • Liposoluble hyaluronic acid: for long lasting hydration.
  • Bisabolol: Soothing and healing properties.
  • Q10: Antioxidant that protects the skin against free radicals and UV damage, regenerates the skin, and has anti-aging benefits.
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Antioxidant, makes oils and butters last longer.

Essential Oils:

  • Geranium Essential Oil: Adds a pleasant fragrance and helps keep mosquitoes away.
  • Amyris Essential Oil: Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for soothing and protecting sun-exposed skin.

All-in-one aftersun solid lotion - the recipe

Ingredients for the all-in-one aftersun solid lotion

  • Kokum Butter: 36g - 36%
  • Candelilla Wax: 21g - 21%
  • Liposoluble Hyaluronic Acid: 1g - 1%
  • Physalis Angulata CO2 Extract: 0.8g - 0.8%
  • Hazelnut Oil: 10g - 10%
  • Raspberry Oil: 15g - 15%
  • Oat Oil: 14.5g - 14.5%
  • Q10: 0.2g - 0.2%
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E): 0.5g - 0.5%
  • Bisabolol: 0.5g - 0.5%
  • Amyris Essential Oil: 0.2g - 0.2%
  • Geranium Essential Oil: 0.3g - 0.3%

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, gently melt kokum butter, candelilla wax, liposoluble hyaluronic acid and physalis angulata extract until fully liquefied. 
  2. Warm the hazelnut oil slightly and add Q10 powder. Stir well and add them to the liquefied ingredients.
  3. Remove from heat and slowly add raspberry and oat oil, stirring all the time.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Pour the mixture into molds and place them in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  6. Once solidified, remove from molds and let them sit for 1 day. Your all-in-one aftersun solid lotion is ready!

Looking for more aftersun solid lotions? Check my naturally scented Pequi oil and Mango butter bar