Sun Burn Relief - Part One

   

Aloe Vera & Honey Sunburn Relief

cup dried calendula flowers

cup dried lavender buds

cup dried peppermint

cup aloe-vera juice

cup honey

2 cups water

 

place water in saucepan and bring to a boil.  Turn down the heat.  Add the calendula flowers, lavender buds, and peppermint, gently heating on low for 10 minutes.  Strain.  Add the aloe-vera juice and honey, mix well.

Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, and spray the affected area freely several times a day.  This spray helps relieve the heating and cooling effects of sunburn.

 

Vinegar Sunburn Relief

(apple-cider vinegar)

 

Apple-cider vinegar is very soothing and healing.  Soak a clean cloth in vinegar and apply it to the sunburned area.  The vinegar will soon take away the pain.  Use when needed.

 

Yarrow and Potato Sunburn Relief

3 large potatoes

water

handful white yarrow flowers and leaves

 

Slice the potatoes and cover them with water.  Add the handful of white yarrow blooms and leaves.  Boil 5 minutes.  Cool.  Strain.  Soak a cloth in the liquid, squeeze out a little, and apply as a loose bandage on the sunburn.  This helps reduce pain.

 

Honey Sunburn Lotion

 

cup olive oil

2 T honey

cup apple-cider vinegar.

 

Warm the olive oil gently and blend in the honey and vinegar.  Let cool.  Apply liberally as needed.  Keep on hand this summer.

 

 

Sunburn Lavender Spritz

cup olive oil

cup dried lavender buds

2 T vitamin E oil

 Gently warm the olive oil and add the lavender buds.  Let warm gently for 15 minutes.  Strain.  Cool and add the vitamin E oil.  Place in a small Spray bottle and keep on hand to spritz sunburn.  This healing spritz prevents scars, and lavender will dull the pain.