The best protection against the sun’s UV rays is to stay in the shade during the hottest hours of the day coupled with a regular application of sunscreen on all exposed areas. If, despite all your precautions, you have still caught a sunburn and are looking for natural remedies to relieve it, essential oils can help.
Here are 5 essential oils that are effective in relieving sunburn, soothing pain and promoting healing:
ESSENTIAL OIL OF LAVENDER ASPIC
This essential oil has very practical anesthetic virtues to relieve the pain of a sunburn. It also promotes healing and can be used to treat a slight burn. Apply a few drops of lavender essential oil aspic on the sunburn and gently massage until the lavender essential oil penetrates the skin.
TRUE LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
True lavender essential oil has a soothing action and promotes regeneration and healing of the skin. To enjoy its benefits and soothe a sunburn, simply mix a few drops of true lavender essential oil in its moisturizing oil and then apply it with a gentle massage.
CARROT ESSENTIAL OIL
The essential oil of carrot is regenerating and healing, and will help repair the skin after a sunburn. Simply mix a few drops with its daily moisturizer to take advantage of its regenerating action and give a luminous complexion or strengthen the tan of an already tanned skin.
ROSE GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL
Thanks to its anesthetic, healing and regenerating action, rose geranium essential oil soothes sunburn. To enjoy its healing properties, mix 2 drops of essential oil of rose geranium with a little vegetable oil.
ROMAN CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL
Dilute a few drops of Roman chamomile essential oil in a little after-sun cream and massage your sunburn to soothe the itching.
Keep in mind that essential oils are not suitable for children under the age of 3 or for pregnant or nursing women. Ask an aromatherapist for advice before using essential oils to check if their dosage is appropriate for your skin.