VN, GF, SF
Yield: approx. 2/3 cup
1/2 tsp lavender essential oil
1/2 cup aloe vera juice
1 tsp vitamin E oil
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
Combine ingredients and store in a spritzer bottle. Shake well before use. Apply as often as needed to reduce pain and speed healing. Keep a bottle in the refrigerator for extra cooling relief.
From: Natural Summer First Aid Kit; courtesy, Rainbow Natural Foods.
To review safety and precautions in using essential oils please visit Em's Place.If you have a very severe burn you should see your doctor for appropriate medical attention.
"I tried this recipe when an SPF 15 sunblock did not adequately protect me during a kayaking trip. I had all ingredients except the aloe juice on hand, so stopped at the health food store on the way home to get some. I was able to whip up this remedy very quickly using my hand blender. Highly recommended, especially if you keep it in the fridge. In addition to helping heal a sunburn, this spray smells wonderful; lavender is calming thus helping one cope with the pain of the burn. I felt that applying some aloe gel in between spritzes might have increased the effectiveness of this remedy."
Robin Russell, Tester
Recipe published: Summer, 2006
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Above photos: left: aloe vera plant; right: lavender flowers (Lavandula angustifolia).
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