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Essential Oils for Sunburns

Essential Oils for Sunburns

The next time you get a sunburn, try using one or more of these essential oils for sunburns. Each of these essential oils helps relieve symptoms of sunburns, such as swelling or warmth.

Best Essential Oils for Sunburns

  1. Lavender — Supports healing and maintains healthy tissue
  2. Peppermint — Anti-inflammatory and used for cooling/burn care
  3. dōTERRA Immortelle — Promotes renewal and healing
  4. Frankincense — Anti-scarring and has anti-inflammatory/analgesic/healing properties
  5. Helichrysum — Healing and pain relieving properties 

Use any of these essential oils for sunburns by applying them topically or adding them to a roller blend. 

Topical use: Apply 2-3 drops to the affected area. 

Caution: Dilute Peppermint with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, when using this oil topically. 

Dilution: Use 1/2 teaspoon of a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, per 3 drops of essential oils.

Roller Blend for Sunburns

Roller Blend for Sunburns

Use this essential oil roller blend for sunburns on the affected area and massage into skin.


  • Frankincense — Anti-inflammatory and analgesic 

  • Myrrh — Anti-inflammatory and fights infection 

  • Melaleuca — Anti-inflammatory and analgesic 

  • Lavender — Supports healing and calms irritation 

Where Did We Find This Information?

Essential life book 7th Edition
All of this information and essential oil recommendations came from The Essential Life book  an essential oil usage guide! You can learn more about this comprehensive essential oil guide here.


Essential Oils for Sunburns