How To Soothe Sunburn With Essential Oils


By Lindsay Sibson

Oh, the sweet serenity of the first few weeks of summer.

You are FINALLY able to shed some layers and soak up the sun.

As you bask in the warm glow, you can’t help but think that THIS is what life is all about.

However, perhaps you were a bit too eager to achieve that sun-kissed look and skimped on the reapplication of your homemade sunscreen.

And now – YIKES! You are sunburned.

You need relief and you need it FAST. Lucky for you, you can get instant sunburn relief by using essential oils. Check it out below!

Benefits Of Using Essential Oils For Skin

Essential Oil Benefits
  • Helps the skin to recover
  • Prevents scarring
  • Helps to cool and ease the burn
  • Possesses tissue regeneration and healing properties
  • Has a soothing effect
  • Helps prevent the itching associated with sunburn
  • Is a natural antiseptic
    • Reduces the possibility of developing an infection

How To Soothe Sunburn With Essential Oils

After Sun Soothing Oil
  • Add 3 drops of lavender and 3 drops of peppermint to a carrier oil (coconut or olive oil work great)
  • Gently massage this mixture onto your skin
Lavender Cold Compress
  • Soak a washcloth in cold water with 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • Place cold compress on affected areas for 10 minutes
Lavender Bath
  • Fill your bathtub with warm water and add 10 drops of lavender essential oil
    • Optional: add in a handful of oatmeal or baking soda for an extra soothing effect
  • Soak for 15-20 minutes
Soothing Mist Spray
  • In a spray bottle, add 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of peppermint with 1 cup of water
  • Spray onto your skin as needed

Other Natural Ways To Soothe Sunburn

Aloe Vera
  • Consists of 99% water and is super hydrating for your skin
  • Contains minerals and trace elements
Coconut Oil
  • Moisturizes skin
  • Contains lauric acid, which promotes the healing of sunburned skin
Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Helps ease the pain associated with sunburn
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Can help prevent peeling
  • 96% water as well as a treasure of beneficial nutrients
  • Is a natural antioxidant and has analgesic properties
  • Soothes, cools and repairs inflamed skin

Ahhhh, after using these all natural sunburn-soothing techniques, your skin will feel better in no time.

And of course, next time you are in the sun, don’t forget to apply and reapply your Homemade Natural Sunscreen!

Do you have a sun skin care tip? Please SHARE with us in the comments below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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