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Sunburn Relief Remedies – Over 50 Soothing Treatments

This is a large collection of home remedies I’ve compiled to help with sunburn relief, there are over 50 soothing treatments to review.

IngredientsAt the bottom of this post you’ll find some information about signs to watch for when determining if medical attention is needed as well as blister care and signs of infection.

Vinegar: Can use white household vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Tea: The tannic acid from tea is soothing for burns


Aloe Vera:


Baking Soda:

Essential Oils: Caution when using on children. Keep out of eyes and mouth.




Egg Whites:

Witch Hazel:



More Pantry Fixins:

For Comfort/Ease Pain

Water & Ice:


More Bath Soaks:

Cooling Spray Infusions

Lettuce: Quarter the head of lettuce and boil (moderate) in a pot of water for 10 minutes. Turn off heat, cover pot and allow to steep. Strain water and chill. Spritz lettuce water directly on area. Can also chill cooked leaves and apply directly.

Cabbage: Same procedure as Lettuce.

Mint: Handful of fresh mint and proceed as above.

Plantain: Handful of fresh mint and proceed as above.

Strawberry Leaves: Save strawberry leaves and trimmings until you have a generous handful. Boil in 2 cups of water and proceed as above.

Commercial Products

Medical Issues

Blisters: If blisters are present, don’t open or burst them. This will help avoid infection as well as speed the healing process, a blister is the body’s way of protecting and healing the damaged skin. Keep the blisters uncovered if possible.

The vinegar & honey remedies as well as antibacterial products are preferable when blisters are involved since they are antibacterial, helps prevent infection.

Some Signs of Infection: Swelling, painful, fever, swollen glands

For Pain: Aspirin or ibuprofen or acetaminophen as directed.

See A Doctor:

These are simply suggestions and a collection of home remedies and treatments I’ve organized from my notes and not professional medical advice. Please seek a doctor’s opinion when unsure or to confirm appropriate care.

Have I missed your favorite tried & true? Feel free to add it below :).