It’s not often we’re granted a summer in Britain, so most of us are really making the most of the glorious sunshine we’ve been having! Even with our best efforts though, this weather can sometimes bring along the dreaded sunburn… ouch! Not to mention those itchy mosquito bites keeping you up at night. Instead of forking out for expensive after sun and insect bite cream, why not try these natural aromatherapy remedies made from luscious, soothing essential oils? You can indulge in some relaxation whilst saving your skin, and make yourself smell great too!
Calming and Soothing aromatherapy sunburn blend
50ml aloe vera gel – wound healing and anti-inflammatory
15 drops lavender essential oil – antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, aromatic
5 drop chamomile essential oil – calming, reduces inflammation, antibacterial
Mix all together, and apply to the effected area with a cotton wool ball.
And not to forget a natural recipe for healing mosquito bites!
Quick and simple aromatherapy mosquito bite remedy
6 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tbsp coconut oil
Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal oil, however as it is so potent it should be applied with a carrier oil. Coconut is regarded as one of the best, due to it’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. And it smells good too!
Some other healing and cooling essential oils to use in aromatherapy are:
- Neroli – a citrus aroma with antiseptic properties that also prevents scarring
- Peppermint – prevents infections and feels cooling on the skin. Must be used with a carrier oil
- Frankincense – alleviates pain when used with a carrier oil
- Eucalyptus – similar properties to peppermint oil and must be used with a carrier oil
Pick your favourite and make your own blend!
You might also want to try having a massage from a qualified aromatherapist.
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