Herbal Remedy of the Day: Sunburn Relief

It’s summer time and sunburns are experienced by many people daily. My son gets them on his head (he doesn’t have alot of hair to protect his scalp). There are several things that he does after he’s been outside in the sun without his hat on (which isn’t very often).

Remedy #1
Aloe Vera Leaf

This herb is probably the most important herb to have around the house. Simply cut off a 2 inch section of a leaf from your plant. If you don’t have a plant, your local drug store should have some in a bottle.
Aloe Vera juice is very beneficial for your skin providing pain relief, it contain anti-biotic properties and promotes the removal of dead skin while stimulating the normal growth of living cells.

Remedy #2
Emu Oil
The Australians have been using emu oil for centuries. Some studies show that emu oil contains properties that absorb directly through your pores without clogging. Even though it isn’t an “herb” , it aids the skin heal from burns, while also promoting the growth of new, healthy skin.
My son tells me that if he gets it on his skin in time, he avoids all of the skin peeling that usually happens when he gets burned.

I have mixed these two together in a small mixer and it works somewhat, but since one is an oil and the other is water based, they can be difficult to get them to mix properly.


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