Natural Sunburn Relief

You feel terrible!  Your child has been playing in the park (or at the beach, or in the pool) all day and even though he was wearing a hat and you slathered chemical free sunblock on him he still turned pink! Here are a few things you can do to make him (and you!) feel better:

  • Smear plain, organic whole milk yogurt on skin asap. It will cool the skin and reestablish pH balance to help it heal faster.  Leave it on until it warms up, or as long as your child will allow it. Then rinse with room temperature water.  Reapply as needed.
  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to room temperature coconut oil and liberally coat the sunburned skin.  They will work in combination to soothe skin and speed healing.
  • And of course I can’t leave out Aloe Vera gel!   You’ll get the best results from an actual leaf, so buy a plant at the beginning of the summer so you can break off a piece, open it up, and rub some gel on that little pink nose.  No plant in sight?   No worries.   Just check the label on the bottle of Aloe you are buying- only buy 100% pure Aloe Vera gel. No added color, fragrance, preservatives, etc.

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