Volatile oils for minor burns and sunburn

Idaho Blue Spruce Aetherolea

From my personal experience I've learned that after a minor burn or sunburn, soaking in a lukewarm or cool bath with at least two pounds of baking soda provides an instant relief. I stay in a bathtub for half hour making sure the (sun)burnt skin is submerged in alkaline water all the time. When non-stop submerging is not possible, pouring the cool water with baking soda over the burnt part of skin works as well.

After a bath described above, there are some essential oils that can be ​applied directly to the burnt area of the skin. Others can be used as an ingredient in a home made remedy.

Idaho Blue Spruce Aetherolea

Image credits: Paul Bostrom

Essential oil

How to use aetherolea

Lavender

Can be applied directly (undiluted) to the area of minor burn or sunburn.

Suggested healing properties:
tissue regeneration, reduces scarring, eases pain associated with (sun)burn (acts as analgesic - pain reliever).

Tea Tree

Can be applied directly (undiluted) to the area of minor burn or sunburn.

Helichrysum

​Mostly found in essential oil blends (usually with lavender and chamomile) for relieving the discomfort of first degree burns.

Suggested healing benefits: anti-inflammatory, analgesic.

Combine equal parts aloe vera gel and jojoba oil. To one ounce of this base, add 5 drops each high altitude lavender, helichrysum italicuum, and german chamomile essential oils. Mist onto burned area, for pain relief and faster healing. Source

Balsam Fir

Rose

Roman Chamomile

German Chamomile

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