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.
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.
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.