Sun Burn

Feet On Beach SandSun burns are usually a first degree type of burn. Sun burns are caused by over exposure to UV rays which can come from the sun or a tanning bed. The skin appears red and painful to touch. The skin will also feel warmer than usual. Severe sunburns result in blistering which can be classified as a second-degree burn.

Prevention is the best cure for a sunburn, especially for those with more sensitive skin. Sunburns can also occur from the suns reflection from snow or water. Even a partly cloudy day may cause a sun burn when reflected.

For more detail on burns click here. Some oils can also act as a natural sun block. Add lavender to your lotion to have an extra defense against sun burns. Other oils that can act as a sun block are helichrysum, myrrh, and roman chamomile.

Suggested Oils to Use

Frankincense, Lavender, Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil), Peppermint

Also consider: Helichrysum, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood

Suggested Ways to use

Get an empty spray bottle and fill it full of water. Add 10 to 20 drops of both lavender and peppermint. Lavender will help the sun burnt skill sooth and heal. The peppermint oil will help cool the skin. Shake the bottle then apply soon after to the sunburned skin. Apply every hour or as needed.

If there is blistering add 10 to 20 drops of tea tree essential oil to prevent infection from any open sores.

Sun Screen With Essential Oils

To make a sunscreen with oils add 60 drops each of Helichrysum and Lavender to a 2 ounce spray bottle full of water. To apply on face mix Helichrysum and Lavender in a lotion. Be sure to keep out of eyes.