Home Remedies for Sunburn (Minor) May Provide Relief with Essential Oils

Home remedies for sunburn may include essential oils. Essential oils have been traditionally used for thousands of years to treat burns, soothe skin and reduce scaring due to cuts and abrasions.

For instance...

Did you know that Lavender is highly regarded to Soothe and Beautify Skin?

Yes, it may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The French scientist René Gattefossé was among the first to discover these properties when he was severely burned in a laboratory explosion.

What Types of Sun Burns can be Remedied with Essential Oils?

Only minor burns will benefit using essential oils. Sunburn is considered a first degree burn or a minor burn where only the outer skin in damaged.

For second and third degree burns, please seek medical attention immediately!!! Even sunburn can be more than minor....

What Essential Oils are best for Minor Burn associated with Over Exposure to Sun?

Essential oils include:

My first choices would be Lavender or LavaDerm Spray. They are all excellent options. Apply them NEAT (undiluted) directly on the irritation or dilute accordingly.

If it is a large area, or hard to reach place like on your back, then LavaDerm Spray may be a good option. It contains lavender aloe vera and trace minerals; and is very effective for cooling and hydrating the skin.

Dr. Weil suggests aloe vera to ease minor burns, so LavaDerm and the recipe below according to his suggestions would be a good picks. Click here to Dr. Weil's site to read more.

Here is a recipe for a Sunburn Spritzer:

  • 1 oz Purified Water

  • 2-4 Drops of Lavender

  • 1 Drop Helichrysum

  • 1/2 teaspoon of Pure Organic Aloe Vera

Place it in a dark glass spray bottle. Shake and spray on location! Please be careful to use the best quality aloe vera you can find. Aloe vera that has synthetics will dry out your skin and will not help your skin or the burn!

Therapeutic grade helichrysum and lavender are very safe and can be used on dogs, cats and horses as well. And children of course.

What Essential Oils do I use to Prevent Peeling?

Im not sure if you will prevent the peeling but you can help with soothing skin that may peel. lol

Usually this happens because the skin becomes extremely dehydrated; and this is where drinking plenty of water and applying LavaDerm may help. LavaDerm also contains trace minerals that rehydrate the skin. It is a wonderful product I always keep in my beach bag even just to cool, hot skin.

Are there Essential Oils that Prevent Sunburn?

Yes, traditionally essential oils have been used as natural sunscreens but normally if out in the sun for long periods of time I still need sunscreens with spfs. But lets look at  what oils were used for natural sunscreen oils

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