It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time for that long-awaited trip to the beach. You can bring out your swim trunks, boogie board, and everything else you’ve had stored away all winter long. The most important thing you can bring, however, is your sunscreen. Not only can a sunburn be painful and irritating, it can also cause serious long-term health issues for some people.
If you spend enough time in the sun, you’re bound to get a sunburn at some point. But, if treated properly, you can make the effects of the burn minimal. The problem is, most people don’t know what to do when they get sunburnt. So, Claudia, from the blog Healthy Treasures is here to help. Claudia and a friend have developed a remarkably simple DIY sunburn solution that only has two ingredients. They take a spray bottle and fill it with peppermint oil, lavender oil, and water, then spray the mixture on the affected areas of the skin. The essential oils soothe and cool the skin much better than any sunburn kit or aloe vera gel ever could.
Claudia recommends using the solution no later than 24 hours after getting burned. The quicker you spray on the DIY mixture, the bigger the impact it will cause on your skin. So, when you go to the beach this summer, make sure to have your essential oils handy.
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-A Spray Bottle (optional)
-100% Pure Coconut Oil
Yep. That’s all you need!
Step One (pain relief): Pour 1/4 c. of ACV into the spray bottle, then add a cup of cold water on top of that. Shake the bottle really good to make sure it’s been mixed well. Spray this mixture liberally over your sunburnt skin. Dab the falling drops with a towel, and wait for it to dry. You should feel instant relief from the sunburn sting!
Step One (alternative): Let’s say you don’t have a spray bottle. Just create the ACV mixture in a bowl and dab on your sunburnt skin with a gentle washcloth.
Step Two (healing process): After the Apple Cider Vinegar mix has dried, gently rub your sunburn with coconut oil. It’ll melt as you rub it in, so have a second towel ready to catch the oil drops. The coconut oil won’t seep into your skin as fast, so you’ll have to go to bed oily. Throw on an old shirt (so the oil doesn’t stain your sheets), and sleep the night away, hoping for some skin healing*!