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Lavender And Peppermint For Sunburn

Author: Suzanne H.
Date: 07-06-2007
Views: 5,772
Word Count: 146
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 2258-OR
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Having very fair skin and an outdoor job, it seems like I always end up with at least one sunburn every summer. Fortunately, essential oils offer a natural way to help relieve the discomfort and assist healing of the skin.

After cooling my skin with cold water, I apply a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil and (gently!) rub it in. I also keep my own mixture on hand to continually apply during the healing process. This mixture consists of aloe gel (the clear kind), Lavender Essential Oil and Peppermint Essential Oil. I keep this "sunburn" mixture in the fridge and it is very cooling to sunburned skin! Not only does it provide the healing qualities of aloe and Lavender, but also the cooling and pain-relieving properties of Peppermint. Plus, it smells fantastic! This mixture is very safe for kids, too.

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