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Can Essential Oils Help a Sunburn?

Posted on October 15, 2018 by Chad Pegura | 131 comments

Can Essential Oils Help a Sunburn?

Summer is that exciting time of year that means more and more outdoor activities such as the park, picnics, and beach time. Even if you are pretty diligent when it comes to applying sunscreen, sometimes it just isn’t enough, and you lose your battle with the sun.

We all know how devastating and painful a sunburn can be and I am sure we have all tried our fair share of remedies to help alleviate the pain and burning that comes along with it, but have you ever stopped to consider the power of essential oils when it comes to helping you get through a painful sunburn? Just make sure to use dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil before you apply.

Treat Your Sunburn Naturally with Essential Oils

Essential oils offer you the opportunity to treat your sunburn in a more natural way. It is also a good way to keep your skin looking flawless and healthy while also doing their part to help improve your skin even further.

Don’t Over Dry the Skin

If you are in the middle of experiencing a bad sunburn then you probably wouldn’t hesitate to grab the first cream, lotion, or salve that is next to you so that you can get some immediate relief. However, a lot of these cosmetic creams contain chemicals may dry out the skin or cause other side effects.

Essential oils will effectively help ease the sunburn while also moisturizing and replenishing the skin in the process.

Can Essential Oils Help a Sunburn?

The 3 Most Effective Essential Oils for Sunburn

  1. Lavender Essential Oil: this essential oil is antifungal and antibacterial and can help treat the sunburn and also help treat other skincare issues you may be experiencing. Simply mix 3% lavender essential oil with a carrier oil such as sweet almond oil and gently apply it to the sunburned area of your skin.
  2. Sandalwood Essential Oil: this oil has several cooling properties that are perfect to help alleviate the pain from of a sunburn. It helps with inflammation of the skin and can remove germs that may ultimately cause an infection if not taken care of. Mix a few drops in with some coconut oil and apply it to your skin.
  3. Frankincense Essential Oil: this oil nourishes the skin and can help protect sun damaged skin. It will also help alleviate some of the pain associated with the burn while also moisturizing the skin.

Arm Yourself with a Secret Weapon

Before running to the store and spending money on temporary solutions to help treat and heal your sunburn, consider essential oils for a more natural and nourishing way to heal. This secret weapon is great to have in any summertime, beach goer’s arsenal and can be used year-round to help nourish and moisturize your skin and maintain a refreshing and healthy complexion and appearance.

But remember, it is still best to do what you can to avoid getting the sunburn in the first place so make sure you use a sunscreen with a high SPF and cover up if you will be in the sun for prolonged periods of time.

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25 Responses

Sue
Sue

October 31, 2018

Hi Chad. Awesome essential oils for Sunburn and tips. I will try them. However, I’m thinking of treatment after sunburn as well I have a skin lightening cream I bought from here https://www.womenangle.com/best-skin-lightening-creams/. It works very well so I have to apply it every day and night so my facial would not turn dark or dull from sunburn. Thanks for your sharing. Please keep sharing I love this.

Nicole Lawson
Nicole Lawson

October 22, 2018

Thanks for the chance

Jennifer Gulley
Jennifer Gulley

October 22, 2018

I love how oils have a multitude of uses!

Julie Ray
Julie Ray

October 22, 2018

I didn’t know it helped with sunburns but I do now. Interesting.

Lisa Lawton
Lisa Lawton

October 22, 2018

I am new to essential oils but I am discovering so many things that they help with!! I had no idea that they could help with sunburns!

Danelle Simons
Danelle Simons

October 22, 2018

Wow, great info ! I never knew you could use essential oils for a sunburn.

Sherri Macomber
Sherri Macomber

October 22, 2018

I had no idea. That will definitely help me in the summer time. Thanks :)

Lindsey
Lindsey

October 22, 2018

Yes! Love them!

Cindy Tapper
Cindy Tapper

October 22, 2018

Wow I had no idea. I will have to check this out

Angela Borden
Angela Borden

October 22, 2018

I love to use essential oils. So having another way to use them is awesome. Thanks for the information

Jill W
Jill W

October 22, 2018

Great information, I’ll need to remember this for next summer.

Nicole b
Nicole b

October 22, 2018

Yes that’s super cool to learn that they can aid in sunburns.

Shannon Rabren
Shannon Rabren

October 22, 2018

Yes! Very helpful

Peggy Robertson
Peggy Robertson

October 22, 2018

I have used skin so soft oil. I’d love to try this

Diane Sabatini
Diane Sabatini

October 22, 2018

I didn’t know you could use these. Great information, thanks.

Brittney Simpson
Brittney Simpson

October 22, 2018

This is awesome!

Nikki Bragg
Nikki Bragg

October 22, 2018

This is so cool.

Aubreyanna williams
Aubreyanna williams

October 22, 2018

I would love to try

Tammy Liscio
Tammy Liscio

October 22, 2018

Absolutely

Amy Webber
Amy Webber

October 22, 2018

Wow I didn’t know you could use these oils! My husband lays ends up with a bad sunburn every summer. I’ll have to keep this in mind! Thank you for the information.

Gina Gilpin
Gina Gilpin

October 22, 2018

I’ve heard of the Lavender oil helping but the others are great to know too. I love essential oils they help in so many ways.

Diana Davidson
Diana Davidson

October 22, 2018

Wow, this is great to know!

Katie karam
Katie karam

October 22, 2018

Yes

Shiela shankle
Shiela shankle

October 22, 2018

This is good to know! My little ones don’t go in the sun often, even with the highest spf.

jamie anders martin
jamie anders martin

October 22, 2018

yes

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