Overexposed, damaged skin from the sun's rays can be cooled, soothed and aided in healing by the wonders of aloe and lavender.
If the idea of touching your child's sensitive sunburned skin sends him/her into a panic, then perhaps a spray treatment is more ideal than a salve. Aloe vera acts as a protective layer on the skin and helps replenish its moisture.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) is known for its use in cooling, soothing and healing burns. The sword like leaves of this tropical plant contain a gel and a sticky yellow residue called latex. It's the perfect aid for burn emergencies. Aloe vera contains two hormones: Auxin and Gibberellins which stimulate the growth of new cells needed for healing. Antioxidant properties reduce inflammation, redness, keeps the skin hydrated and firm.
If you suspect the burn is deeper than first degree consult your physician before treating it yourself. Otherwise, utilize country wisdom with this windowsill medicinal arsenal in a plant.
Lavender's reputation for burn treatment originates with the "father of aromatherapy", the french chemist Dr. Rene-Maurice Gattefosse. He burned his hand very severely and quickly immersed it into a vat of lavender oil. He was amazed how quickly his hand healed without scarring.
Carrot seed essential oil is added because its beta-carotene levels have been shown to protect against ultra-violet-induced skin cancer.
Vit. E is part of many skin care products as an antioxidant helpful in cell regeneration.
OTHER WONDERFUL WAYS TO USE THIS SPRAY INCLUDE:
Aloe is ideal for cool relief from the annoying itch of bug bites.
Mist your face on those hot days. A refreshing way to keep skin hydrated.
Ideal to use as a non-greasy moisturizer, perfect for oily skin.
Use before applying makeup as a light moisturizer without the shine.
Makes a great aftershave spray for men. Heals any little cuts from shaving.
This aloe spray is also wonderful for your pets. Not all breeds have the skin protection of thick body fur and are susceptible to sun burn. Very soothing for those tender noses and ears if overexposed. Check with your veterinarian before using on cats. Lavender and carrot seed essential oils are listed as safe with cats but it couldn't hurt to check just to be comfortable. Over time certain essential oils can be toxic to a cat's liver if ingested.
Spray the Sunburn Relief Aloe Body Spray liberally as needed.
When chilled, this spray feels even more wonderful, so keep it in the refrigerator to extend shelf life.
Sunburn Relief Aloe Body Spray comes in a 4 oz. plastic spray bottle
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