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03-15-2009, 11:44 AM
Lavender is notoriously beneficial for any type of burn, including sunburns. It offers immediate relief and healing, and may accelerate the healing process.

Lavender Healing Oil
Makes 4 ounces

4 oz Jojoba Oil
20 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Vitamin E Oil

Mix all ingredients in a bottle, and apply as needed. Perfect for using after an oatmeal or baking soda bath! Use this oil after the sunburn has begun to heal, applying a carrier oil to a fresh burn may increase the heat and discomfort.

03-21-2009, 06:42 PM
1. Cool the burn. Sponge the burn with moistened cloths or take a cool bath or shower. Do not use ice cold, but cool water.

2. Do not use bath salts, oil or bubble bath.

3. Do not scrub your skin or shave your skin.

4. Use a soft towel and gently pat your skin dry.

5. Use a sunburn Over-The-Counter remedy containing aloe vera. Use a light moisturizer or a dusting of powder to relieve chafing. Avoid perfumes or scented items. * Use Over-the-counter analgesics to relieve the pain and headache and reduce the fever.

6. Use an OTC topical steroid cream such as Cortaid if the pain persists. Don't use local anesthetic creams or sprays that numb pain such as Benzocaine. They can cause allergic reactions in some people.

7. Rest in a comfortable position, in a cool, quiet room. Stay out of the sun.

8. Drink plenty of water