So, you've spent a little too much time basking in the sun, and now you're feeling the burn. Ouch! But fear not, because Mother Nature has provided us with some amazing remedies to ease the pain and heal your sun-kissed skin. Lavender, tea tree, and peppermint essential oils are here to save the day! These three oils are not only effective but also smell absolutely divine. So, let's dive into some refreshing recipes that will leave you feeling cool as a cucumber.

1. Lavender Love

Let's start with the most famous essential oil for sunburn: Lavender. This soothing oil is like a gentle kiss on your scorched skin. Mix 5 drops of Lavender essential oil with 1 teaspoon (5ml) coconut oil, and gently massage on the area.

To make a lavender spray, simply mix 15 drops of lavender essential oil with 240 ml of water (or a hydrosol, maybe Chamomile roman) in a spray bottle. Shake well and spritz it onto your sunburned areas whenever you need some relief. Ahh, instant bliss!

LAvender essential oil bottle from French Aroflora laying in green grass


2. Tea Tree Tingle

Tea tree oil is a powerhouse when it comes to healing sunburns. Its antimicrobial properties (meaning: antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties) help prevent infection and promote faster healing. For a cooling tea tree lotion, combine 5 drops of tea tree essential oil with 2 tablespoons (30ml) of aloe vera gel in a glass jar. Mix well and apply it gently to your sunburned skin. Feel the tingle and let the healing begin!

Tea Tree essential oil standing in the trunk of a palm tree

3. Peppermint Perfection

Ah, peppermint! This refreshing oil not only smells amazing but also provides a cooling sensation that will soothe your sunburned skin. To make a peppermint compress, add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil to a bowl of cold water. Soak a clean cloth in the mixture, wring out the excess, and gently place it on your sunburned skin. Close your eyes, relax, and let the minty magic work its wonders.

A bottle of Peppermint essential oil laying on top of Peppermint leafs

Remember, these recipes are meant to complement your sunburn care routine and should not replace proper sun protection. Always remember to wear sunscreen, seek shade, and stay hydrated when enjoying the sun.

So, the next time you find yourself a little too crispy from a day at the beach, turn to these essential oil recipes for some much-needed relief. Lavender, tea tree, and peppermint will be your sunburn superheroes, soothing your skin and leaving you feeling refreshed. Go ahead, give them a try, and let the healing begin!

Susann Ottesen