DIY Cooling Cucumber Aloe Spray
Say hello to your new BFF. This refreshing spray is what your skin needs to survive the summer heat. Not only for sunburn (though it’s great for that), our blend of cucumber, aloe, and coconut water heals and hydrates your skin after a day in the sun. Stick it in your cooler when you head outside and stay cool all day long.
Cooling Cucumber-Aloe Spray Recipe
Makes 1 cup
1 organic cucumber
2 fresh aloe leaves
1 cup coconut water or filtered tap water
Blender or food processor
Liquid measuring cup with spout or funnel
1. peel the cucumber and coarsely chop. Peel one side of the aloe leaf to expose the gel inside. Using a spoon, scrape the aloe gel from the leaf into a measuring cup. You should have about 1 cup gel.
2. In a blender or food processor, combine the cucumber, aloe gel, and coconut water and process until smooth. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into the liquid measuring cup or bowl.
3. Using the measuring cup or a funnel, pour the strained mixture into a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Ingredient IQ: Aloe, cucumber, and coconut water are each incredibly hydrating on their own, so combining them into this cooling spray kicks their hydration powers even higher. Additionally, aloe is soothing and healing because it’s packed with vitamins C and E, which can help refresh your skin if you’ve got a mild sunburn or an insect bite.