We are really careful about skin care and putting sunblock on ourselves and the kids. The little boys wear swim shirts and are almost never out in the sun without shirts on and the big kids are reminded to put sunblock on several times a day. I grew up on a lake and we spent most summer days from sun up til sun down in the water. When I was a kid, sunblock wasn’t really something we worried about and as a result I remember many, many painful sunburns. Even today, as strict as I am about sunblock one or more of us still will end up with too much sun or the occasional sunburn and it’s never fun. The first time out in the sun each summer is usually the worst for me and this year was no exception but when I found myself looking for relief for that sunburn I decided to make my own Homemade Sunburn Relief and I’ve never had a sunburn heal so fast!
Homemade Sunburn Relief Recipe
- 1 Cup Coconut Oil
- 24 drops Young Living Lavender Oil
- 12 drops Young Living Peppermint Oil
- 10 drops Young Living Panaway Oil
Mix the coconut oil and the essential oils together until smooth.
If your coconut oil is solid it may be best to use a mixer to combine but if your coconut oil is in a more liquid state you can mix the combination together easily with a spoon.
Apply to clean, dry skin generously and often.
We spend a lot of time outside, whether it’s playing in the backyard or playing at the beach.
With that blonde hair and fair skin, even the best sunblock applied often still leaves their skin dry and sensitive after too much sun. This is even more so the case if we’ve been playing at the beach. We always use a waterproof sunblock and make sure to reapply as directed but the sun reflects off the water and the water tends to dry their skin out quickly.
Even if you aren’t suffering from a sunburn, this Homemade Sunburn Relief will make your skin feel soft and refreshed after a long day in the sun.
When I found myself with a terrible sunburn earlier this summer, the Homemade Sunburn Relief took the redness away faster, eased my pain, and I didn’t experience the itching I usually do with a sunburn. My skin also didn’t peel like it typically does when I burn. I’ve never had a sunburn fade and heal as fast or feel as comfortable.