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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