This DIY Whipped Cooling Lotion Will Soothe a Sunburn FAST!

Soothe a sunburn with this whipped coconut cooling lotion!

Fingers with whipped cream lotion on fingertips with products on deck railing in background

Beat the heat with this homemade sunburn lotion! 

You can make this super easy cooling sunburn lotion with just a few ingredients! It’s made with whipped coconut oil, which has so many different health benefits. As a result, this cooling lotion recipe is full of antioxidants, super hydrating, soothing for bug bites, and cooling on the skin when you’re beating those hot summer heat waves.

spoon of coconut oil with coconuts next to it

Is coconut oil good for sunburn?

Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties to aid in the skin’s regeneration, and its antimicrobial properties can prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms. Using coconut oil can aid in your irritated skin’s recovery, and it can also help to prevent infections if you’re peeling!

girl holding aloe vera gel coconut oil and peppermint essential oils

How to make homemade cooling lotion for sunburn

This easy recipe only requires 3 ingredients, and you may already have them at home! By blending some coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and peppermint essential oil, you’ll have a fluffy, cooling lotion that your skin will love to soak up!

Watch how to make this easy DIY on YouTube!

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hand holding a small amber bottle of peppermint essential oil

Thanks to Plant Therapy’s amazing essential oils, this DIY cooling lotion is invigorating and cooling on your skin.

The peppermint essential oil has a fresh, grassy-minty scent with an instant cooling effect. It’s safe to apply on your skin when diluted with other products and the minty fresh scent can even help with nausea.

Sensitive to peppermint? You can also use Plant Therapy’s lavender essential oil, which is another great natural relief aid for itching and bug bites.

DIY whipped sunburn cooling lotion on fingers

And if you didn’t already know, the consistency of coconut oil changes from a clear solid to a luxurious white body butter when whipped up using these two ingredients (pictured below). Then, the added cooling effects of aloe gel are a match made in sunburn lotion heaven!

Coconut oil aloe vera gel and peppermint essential oil measuring cups sitting on granite countertop

hand holding two black measuring cups with white and green gels

hand holding a whisk with whipped cooling coconut oil lotion on tip

Hand holding a clear glass bowl with green whipped lotion inside and small bottle of peppermint essential oil

Whipped Cooling Lotion




Place solid coconut oil, aloe gel, and Plant Therapy peppermint essential oils in a mixing bowl.


Use either a hand mixer or electric stand mixer on medium-high speed for about 5-8 minutes or until you see the coconut oil turning into fluffy peaks.


Scoop into a container or jar and enjoy! Store below 75 degrees F so it does not melt.

glass jar filled with green whipped cooling coconut oil lotion

My Hip sidekick, Lina, came up with the original recipe for this whipped cooling sunburn lotion. Here’s what she had to say about it:

“This whipped cooling lotion is so soothing and moisturizing. I love incorporating coconut oil into my skin care routine and this is a fun and easy way to do it . Plus, the Plant Therapy essential oil smells soooooo amazing!” – Lina

This cooling lotion is the easiest way to get relief 🙌🧊

bottle of green aloe vera gel jar of coconut oil and peppermint essential oils on wood railing outside

In addition to making a great moisturizer, this cooling sunburn lotion is also beneficial in that it provides some natural relief from itching due to bug bites, poison ivy, and hives.

As a bonus, you can also opt to add other essential oils (like lavender, as mentioned above), your favorite essential oil scent, or even none at all if you’re overly sensitive to them. That’s what I love about this recipe – you can totally customize this lotion based on your preferences and create a scent using any of Plant Therapy’s amazing options!

Enjoy, friends!

*This recipe is for external use only and should not be applied near the eyes or to your face. Please consult your pediatrician before using it on children. 

This is my favorite DEET-free bug repellent – it’s so safe, it’s even EDIBLE! 😱

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