Please note: These are taken from a Vogue Natural Beauty Book from 1979 and I am in no way recommending that you go out in the sun without using suitable sun protection.

Coconut Oil: Use as it is - it will harden when cool, but melts very quickly in the sun.
Olive oil: Combine with an equal quantity of apple cider vinegar.
Sesame seeds: Grind a handful of seeds, add enough water to cover and a bit extra; beat until a milky lotion emerges; beat until a milky lotion emerges. Note* You may use tahini instead of grinding sesame seeds.
Sesame oil: The best natural protector there is, and it is the basis of many protective formulas.

Sesame Tanning Lotion
1/4 cocoa butter
1/4 cup of sesame oil
3/4 cup distilled water

In a double boiler, melt the cocoa butter; take off the heat and blend with sesame oil and water. Keep in refrigerator.

Citrus Tanning Oil
1/2 cup of sesame oil
8 drops of citronella or lemongrass

Put in bottle and shake well, this also gives protection against insect bites.

Tea Tanning Lotion
1 Tablespoon cocoa butter
4 Tablespoon sesame oil
4 Tablespoons of strong Indian tea.

Cocoa Butter Lotion
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1/4 almond oil
2 drops of verbena or lemongrass oil

First melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler together with the almond oil then remove from heat and stir in the verbena drops.


To ease sunburn, if the skin is red and painful, try these anecdotes; 
equal parts of baking soda and water, patted on and eft for half an hour
a strong infusion of ordinary cold tea or sage tea
a pulp of mashed strawberries or cucumber, left on for half an hour
take a bath to which has been added a half a cup of bicarbonate of soda
splash burned areas with a diluted solution of cider vinegar and water
mix 1/4 cup of buttermilk (or yogurt) with 2 tablespoons rose water; splash on the skin
beat the white of an egg with 1 tablespoon of castor oil and smotth over the skin as alotion.

Anti-Sunburn Cream
1 egg white
1 teaspoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon witch hazel

Beat the egg white, blend in honey and then the witch hazel; smooth over sunburn. This must be kept in the refrigerator.

Sunburn Lotion
1 peeled cucumber
1/2 teaspoon of glycerine
1/2 teaspoon of rose water
1 teaspoon of wheatgrass powder

Extract the juice from the cucumber and mix with glycerine and rose water and wheatgrass powder.


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