The fact is, many of us will deal with sunburn this summer.. Ouch, it hurts just thinking about it! When you’ve spent a hot day under the summer sun too long, how do you treat your skin? Reach for some aloe vera? Not really sure? Well if you don’t know how to naturally heal that pesky sunburn, allow me to change the game for you. 😉 I’ve whipped up an amazing diy to heal sunburn naturally this summer with an infused oil and I’m anxious to talk all about it with you!
I want to challenge you from here on out, to explore the world of natural remedies. With a little time and patience, I know you’ll come to love utilizing nature to heal all your ailments! It just takes a willingness to learn and patience through trial and error. Of course it also helps too, to have a friend like me to spill all my secrets to you. Hey, if I can make this process easier for you, than by gosh I’m happy to do it!
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With an Infused Oil
Why Infused Oil?
Infused oils are an amazing yet powerful little potion in a bottle. They consist of a carrier oil and whatever herbs or flowers you wish to infuse them with. By infusing the oil with herbs, it will then contain the healing properties you wish to utilize! Since our goal is to heal sunburn, I’m infusing my carrier oil with calendula dry flowers from Better Shea Butter. Calendula has antimicrobial properties which can help heal the skin when it comes to cuts, infections, inflammation etc. I chose apricot as the carrier oil for it’s pretty, summer scent and due to the immense skin benefits it contains! This oil contains vitamins A and E, while also having nourishing and anti-inflammatory effects on skin. I chose the apricot oil from Better Shea Butter which is 100% pure and unrefined.
How to Make Apricot Infused Oil:
Now that you know the benefits of your new summer skincare buddy, let’s talk how to make it! There are various methods as to how people go about creating infused oil. For me, I went the quicker, much easier route on this one. I am however including below an alternative, more by the book method of creating infused oil. Go with whatever method works best for you! 🙂
The Method I Used via HGTV:
(Directions found on HGTV)
Prepare your jar or spray bottle. Make sure it’s clean and very dry. Again, any water in the jar can lead to spoilage.
Fill the jar/spray bottle to the top with herbs. (or dry flowers from Better Shea Butter)
Pour the apricot oil over the herbs/flowers slowly. Move the flowers around to make sure all air pockets are filled with oil. Add enough oil to completely cover all the flowers, filling right up to the brim of the jar.
Cover the jar/spray bottle, give it a few shakes and store it in a cool place inside. Every now and then, give your bottle a shake. It will be ready to use in 3-6 weeks. The jar/spray bottle may ooze or leak a little, so place it on a plate or towel.
Strain the oil into your storage bottle through a cloth-lined strainer. Give the flowers a few final squeezes to get the last of that flower-soaked goodness. This step is optional however, as you do not need to remove the herbs/flowers if you do not wish to. I chose to keep mine in the oil as I like how it looks!