Friday, April 25, 2014

Herbal Tea Bath For Sunburns

Measurements are approximate. Feel free to use a little more or a little less as needed.

1/2 cup dried Calendula (Marigolds)- astringent, antiseptic, anti-inflamatory, heals wounds
1/2 cup Plantain leaves- heals wounds, sores, and burns
1/2 cup Peppermint leaves- cooling
2-4 black (or green) tea bags- reduces inflammation
2 drops lavender essential oil- relaxant, antiseptic, anti-bacterial
1/2 c. baking soda- soothes sunburns and itchy skin
Bring four cups of water to a boil, and add in the herbs and tea bags. Remove from heat, and allow to steep for 15-20 min. Set tea bags aside to cool. Strain off tea, and pour it into a nice warm bath. Sprinkle in the lavender and baking soda, and soak for at least 20 min.

Use the cooled tea bags on sunburned eyes or cheeks, or as needed elsewhere

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