Thursday, March 20, 2014

sun burn spray using essential oils

just in case it wasn't obvious by the mass amounts of recent beach pics, we went to florida this past week and spent a good amount of that time soaking up some good 'ole vitamin D.

even though we were pretty proactive on protecting our skin from sun damage, we came back from the beach one afternoon with a few nice sunburns. ricky, my sister and her husband all had it pretty the point that they were slightly miserable that evening.

we quickly looked up a good combination of doTERRA oils for sunburn and whipped up a spray.

it totally WORKED! i don't know why i am surprised time after time that the oils work for all kinds of different health concerns, but i am...always pleasantly surprised. 

Essential Oil Sunburn Spray:
*treat the sunburn in two stages with two different sprays.

add 20 drops of Lavender (to soothe and heal) and 20 drops of peppermint (to aid in cooling) to a 2 ounce glass spray bottle filled with fractionated coconut oil.
shake well and apply as soon as possible to the effected area.
reapply every 2 hours for the first 4-6 times.

then...add 20 drops of Lavender and 20 drops of Frankincense to 1 ounce of fractionated coconut oil.
apply 2-4 times daily.

*if there is any blistering, add 20 drops of Melaleuca to prevent any infection to the open sores.

Sun Protection Spray:
if you are interested in replacing your sunscreen with something a little more natural, this is a great spray to try.

add 60 drops of Helichrysum and 60 drops of Lavender to a 2 ounce spray bottle filled with fractionated coconut oil. 
apply and use in place of sunscreen.

* some prefer to replace the Lavender with Sandalwood. 

now go out and enjoy some good sunshine all the while protecting your gorgeous skin!!

if you are interested in purchasing doTERRA essential oils, you can go to

and if you are interested in becoming a consultant, you can email me at thelaneabove{at}gmail{dot}com.

1 comment:

  1. Sun burn spray is very useful to protect skin from the UV rays of the Sun. There is another way to protect the skin from various damaging effects of Sun. I drink a glass of Goji Berry Juice. It helps me stay away from various skin diseases.