Summer is filled with sunshine and outdoor activity and can leave your skin feeling irritated and burnt. Lavender, a natural remedy for your irritated skin can help relieve and heal sunburns. Lavender contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties to help reduce swelling and redness on sunburned skin. Here are some tips to activate lavender’s gentle, yet potent properties for skin relief.
- Thistle Farms’ Soothing Body Balm in lavender is made with beeswax to lock in moisture and heal the skin. The added ingredients of olive oil, almond oil, and shea butter aid in hydrating the skin to help treat the redness and sting of a sunburn.
- Thistle Farms’ Enriching Body Lotion made with lavender and moringa oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe rashes and burns to relieve the skin.
- Thistle Farms’ Lavender Essential Oil is the perfect remedy for an instant relief. Create a lavender cold press by adding 4 to 6 drops of lavender oil in a cup of cold water. Apply the solution with a cloth to the skin to enact the sedative properties of lavender to reduce the sting of the burn.
Experiencing painful bug bites? Another great tip for the summer months is to add 15 drops of lavender oil and 5 drops of eucalyptus oil to 2 tbsp. of jojoba or almond oil to create a natural repellent remedy!