Spending time outdoors without proper sun protection may leave you
with a sunburn. Sunburns can range in severity, though even mild
sunburns can be uncomfortable.
Essential oils have been touted with a number of health benefits — for
their healing and pain-relieving properties, among other things. Because
of these properties, you may be interested in using essential oils to
soothe your sunburn. However, it’s important to note that there’s a lack of
scientific research definitively linking them as a sunburn treatment and
more research is still needed.
When using essential oils, it’s imperative that you use them correctly.
Essential oils themselves are very concentrated. Therefore, you should
always dilute them before use. You can dilute them with:
Water. This can be useful when diffusing essential oils in the air.
Carrier oils. These can dilute the oils for topical application on the
skin, as well as in a bath (along with water). Good carrier oils to use
are unscented and include avocado, almond, rosehip, and jojoba
oils. Make sure that the oils are safe for topical application before
using them on the skin.
Tea tree oil