diy soothing and cooling spray

I've got skin issues. That has been well, well established. So I'm always looking for new ways to calm the anger my skin likes to show. What I've found to work recently (besides regular coffee scrubbing!) will also help calm sensitive skin, reduce redness, banish dandruff and fight bacteria.

So what makes up this very powerful spray? Potentially the easiest DIY I will ever share. You will need

  • an amber bottle or other smaller sized spray bottle
  • tea tree essential oil
  • sandalwood essential oil
  • filtered, clean water

Add ten drops of tea tree oil and five drops of sandalwood to your spray bottle. Add your filtered water until the bottle is full. Shake well before each use and spray as you'd like on your skin and in your hair. Sandalwood is so good for your scalp, I've seen a dramatic difference to my hair since I've been using this - and as you can see from the photo, I've already used it a lot because I am so in love. It's helped with little appearances of acne and helped heal some open wounds. Don't get me wrong, it's not a magic cure all. But it has proven to be a beneficial addition to my daily skin routine.

Why an amber bottle you may ask? The dark amber glass helps protect the contents from potentially damaging UV light. Thus extending shelf-life.

Try it out yourself and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Megan te Boekhorst