Lavender Essential Oil for Sunburn Relief (4 Soothing Recipes Included)

Lavender essential oil helps soothe painful sunburn and also prevents itchiness from peeling. Try these 4 soothing essential oil recipes for sunburn relief!
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Sunburn is something we are not supposed to get these days, now that we all know that sunbathing ages skin and causes cancers. However, if you do burn, Essential Oils can boost the skin’s natural healing process, and soothe and cool the initial burning.

Those of us who have suffered sunburn, also know how painful sunburn can be. Then after the heat and pain of the burn calms down, you get the itching and peeling – nasty! Nothing about sunburn is fun, that is for sure…

Lavender Essential Oil has a range of fantastic benefits, one of them being its ability to calm the symptoms of sunburn, help stop blistering, and contribute to healing your skin. Create a skin oil using a Carrier Oil with the Lavender Essential Oil and rub it onto your skin at the first signs of sunburn to begin the healing process.

You can also try these recipe combinations using Lavender Essential Oil…

Lavender Soothing, Healing and Anti-Inflammatory Blends

Best Essential Oils For Sunburn:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Roman or German Chamomile Essential Oil
  • Geranium Essential Oil
  • Rose Essential

All these oils help to provide sunburn relief. These four Essential Oils are also anti-inflammatory agents so they can help soothe the burning and heat sensations and take away some pain.

Lavender Essential Oil will begin healing and be rejuvenating the skin by helping with rebuilding new skin cells to replace the dead or damaged skin cells. Try this blend:

  • 3 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops Rose Essential Oil
  • 2 fl oz. Jojoba Carrier Oil

 For a variation of scents, try these blends:

  • 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Spearmint Essential Oil
  • 2 fl oz. Sweet Almond Carrier Oil


  • 6 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops German Chamomile Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
  • 2 fl oz. Sunflower Carrier Oil

Itchy? Try these stop-itch blend!

Again, those of us who have been sunburned know that after the redness and heat comes the peeling and itchiness! Try this blend to help stop the peeling and get rid of that itch!

  • 8 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Marigold Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Violet Essential Oil
  • 2 fl oz. Sweet Almond Carrier Oil

Sunburn Bath Soak with Lavender Essential Oil

Drop some Lavender Essential Oil into your bathtub and enjoy a calming, bath. You can do this in hot or cool water. Hot, steaming water will also bring out the scent a bit more! You can also try experimenting with the other oils mentioned in the other recipes for some bath time sunburn relief!

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