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Home Remedy for Sunburn, with Aloe and Lavender Oil

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Sunburn remedy spray - Dr. Axe

This homemade sunburn spray will help soothe any sunburn. The ingredients mix perfectly to create a sunburn home remedy that will reduce the inflammation while rehydrating the skin.

Keep this handy in the summer months, as the sooner you apply to your own or a loved one’s sunburn, the better.

Key Sunburn Relief Ingredients

Liquid aloe vera juice: Among the several sunburn relief ingredients, aloe vera is top of the list. Aloe vera juice is made with the leaves of the aloe plant. The whole aloe vera leaf is crushed and ground to produce a juice. It’s high in antioxidants and vitamins that boost the health of your skin. Topical application of the plant’s extract have shown to improve sunburn and skin conditions

Fractionated coconut oil: Fractionated coconut oil, also called “liquid coconut oil,” is just that: a type of coconut oil that remains liquid even at room temperature and cooler temps. This helps with uses such as making this DIY sunburn relief spray. It also contains natural antioxidants that help protect skin from things like free radical damage, environmental effects and UV damage.

Lavender essential oil: Lavender oil is the most used essential oil in the world today and can aid burned skin. In fact, an animal study found that lavender oil promoted wound healing in the early phase by accelerating the formation of granulation tissue (tissue from the healing surface of the skin) and promoting collagen synthesis.

Peppermint essential oil: Peppermint oil exhibits calming, softening, toning and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin when used topically. It also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, perfect for a sunburn home remedy.

How to Make A Home Remedy for Sunburn

In a sauce pan, add two inches of water. Place over medium-low heat.

In a glass jar, add coconut oil and aloe vera juice. Place the jar in the sauce pan and stir with a small wooden spoon or stick, waiting for the mixture to liquefy and combine.

Once combined, remove from sauce pan and allow the mixture to cool. When cooled, add in the oils, mixing well. Pour into a glass spray bottle and store in cool place.

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Sunburn Home Remedy


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 applications 1x

Description

This homemade sunburn remedy will soothe any sunburn. The ingredients mix perfectly to create a sunburn relief home remedy that will reduce the inflammation while rehydrating the skin.


Ingredients

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  • ½ cup liquid aloe vera juice
  • ⅛ cup fractionated coconut oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • glass spray bottle

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan, add two inches of water. Place over medium-low heat.
  2. In a glass jar, add coconut oil and aloe vera juice. Place jar in the sauce pan and stir, waiting for the mixture to liquefy and combine.
  3. Once combined, remove from sauce pan and allow the mixture to cool. Next add in the oils, mixing well. Pour into a glass spray bottle and store in cool place.
  • Prep Time: 10 min

Keywords: sunburn home remedy, sunburn remedy, sunburn relief remedy

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  1. Anna on

    We are going for a holiday at a tropical country & will be at a beach resort most of the time with two babies aged 1 & 4 yrs old. Just wondering if this recipe is also safe for the little ones. Also, do you have a UVB & UVA protection recipe for the babies as well?

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