Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunburn Healing & Prevention



A great way to prevent a sunburn is to make and apply a homemade non-toxic sunscreen.

To make your own sunscreen: Add 60 drops each of lavender and helichrysum essential oils to a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with fractionated coconut oil. Spray on and use as you would a store bought sunscreen.

To heal from a sunburn: Add 20 drops each of lavender (soothing and healing) and peppermint (cooling) to a 2 ounce glass spray bottle. Fill the remainder with either water or fractionated coconut oil. Shake and apply as soon as possible to the sunburned area. Repeat every 2 hours 4 to 6 times.

Continue with a blend of 1 ounce fractionated coconut oil and 20 drops each of lavender and frankincense sprayed or applied directly 2 to 4 times daily. If any blistering occurs, add 20 drops of melaleuca to the mixture to prevent any infection from open sores.


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  1. Hi! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations... I'm doing a fabulous summer round up tomorrow and YOU will be featured!!! The post will go live Friday night and I hope you will come check it out and grab a featured button! Pinned! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/06/nothing-says-summer-like.html
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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    1. Thank you so much Emily-I really appreciate it! Happy Summer :)

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