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Lavender Essential Oils for Sunburns


While you may be tempted the day of the sunburn to reach for a healing lotion like the Lavenderology Healing Salve or Lavenderology Whipped Shea Butter, don't. If you put Healing Salve or Lotion on too soon, it can actually enhance the burn and the last thing you want to do is slather oil onto a sunburn, it's kind of like deep frying yourself!

First things first, as soon as you notice the sunburn, apply cool (not cold) water compress. This may help in preventing the burn from penetrating deeper into the skin. Severe burns should be evauluated by a doctor.

The best thing to do right off the get go is to use Lavenderology Lavender Essential Oil. There are a few methods of application.

  1. Mist your sunburn with the Lavenderology™ Lavender Mist Spray which contains Lavenderology™Lavender Essential Oil.
  2. Mix about 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil with 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera gel and apply to the burned area. Create a cool compress, fill a bowl with some cool water, add about 10 drops of water to a generous sized bowl of cool (not cold) water, and gently apply to the skin with a soft wash cloth. Do not 'rub', simply compress to the burned area gently. Rinse, ring out, and repeat as necessary.
  3. Take a cool bath. Not warm, not cold, just luke warm water plus about 10 drips of Lavender Essential Oil and soak.
  4. Bonus bath, toss in a handful of oatmeal into the tub too as oatmeal has many skin soothing qualities. Soak for about a half hour. Remember, luke warm, not cold or warm! What does lavender do for a sunburn? It can help ease the pain, help aid in healing, fight infection, help reduce blistering and it can help prevent scarring too...

Of course Lavenderology™ recommends always using a sunscreen any time you go out into the sun. Even if gardening 'just for an hour'. It is a good habit to use sunscreen daily on areas that are always exposed like your face, ears, arms and hands. For your body you should use enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass, and for your face an amount the size of a quarter. When caring for your skin, sunscreen is not a place you want to skimp!

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