Summer is upon us and I for one is looking forward to those long naps on the beach :-). It sure is easy to stay out in the summer sun just a little too long and… whoops!

DIY-Sunburn-Relief-Cream

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops Valor essential oil blend

Directions:

1. Stir essential oils into the virgin coconut oil (if it’s too solid, you might need to gently warm it up first).

2. Apply a light layer to affected areas for sunburn relief 3-6 times daily as needed.

Why these ingredients?

Coconut oil: This is one of my favorite moisturizing oils in the summertime, and it seems to work especially well for sunburn relief. It’s the perfect carrier oil for the essential oils used in this recipe.

Lavender essential oil: Lavender oil is the go-to oil for first degree burns like sunburn. It’s a very calming oil–perfect for an aggravated sunburn.

Valor essential oil blend: Valor is a special blend that contains essential oils that promote healing and relieve pain, like frankincense, rosewood, blue tansy and spruce.