Most people know to use aloe as a sunburn aftercare. I was always less than impressed with its results, even when using fresh aloe from the garden.
However, about a year ago or so, I started using a high quality organic lavender essential oil in organic aloe vera oil to treat first degree (non-blistered, non-weeping) kitchen burns with unbelievable results. Burns were all but gone the next day when treated immediately with my lavender oil concoction. The pain levels on them dropped really quickly, too. I’d heard so many people rave about what lavender oil could do for burns, but I thought they were overdramatizing. They weren’t.
Since it worked really well on kitchen burns, I gave my daughter a jar of it to try on her next inevitable sunburn. She said it really helped reduce pain and redness for the sunburn as well. She now keeps a bottle both at my house and her dad’s house.
It’s incredibly important to dilute essential oils properly. I used just four drops of true organic lavender oil in a half ounce of organic aloe vera oil. Essential oils are incredibly potent, and it only takes a little bit to go a long way. The aloe vera oil will go rancid after a while, so plan on having to replace this product periodically.
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