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Treatment of Sunburns with Essential Oils

Sunburn: 

A sunburn occurs when the sun's ultraviolet rays penetrate the skin, causing pain and redness. While it is best to prevent sunburns by limiting exposure to the sun, it is a common problem that can be difficult to avoid. Seek medical treatment if swelling and severe pain occur or if a fever is present. In some cases, skin infections occur following severe burns, necessitating medical intervention.

Cooling Peppermint SPRAY: 

MAKES 24 TREATMENTS

Peppermint essential oil helps cool sunburns while acting as a mild analgesic. This spray should not be used on blistered skin.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with a spray top, add the water and peppermint essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the blend on the affected area and allow it to air-dry before putting on clothes.
  3. Repeat this treatment as needed until the sunburn fades. Shake the bottle before each use.

Soothing Lavender-Tea Tree Spritz: 

MAKES 24 TREATMENTS

Lavender and tea tree essential oils help stop sunburn pain while treating compromised skin. Use this treatment as soon as possible following a sunburn for best results.

Ingredients: 

Directions: 

  1. In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with a spray top, add the water along with the lavender and tea tree essential oils, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the blend on the affected area and allow it to air-dry before putting on clothes
  3. Repeat this treatment as needed until the sunburn fades. Shake the bottle before each use.
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