Chamomile has been used in herbal remedies for thousands of years. During the middle ages it was even used as part of a love potion. Today chamomile is used in many forms to treat various ailments including insomnia, menstrual cramps, arthritis and skin inflammations. Its ability to sooth skin inflammation is why a chamomile compress is so soothing for sunburn and it's quite easy to make.
Things You'll Need
- Bowl of ice water
- Wash cloth
- Chamomile essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Sprig of rosemary
Fill a small sized bowl with ice water.
Add 3 drops of chamomile essential oil to the bowl of ice water. Enjoy the soothing aromas while making your chamomile compress for sunburn.
Put in 2 drops of lavender essential oil to the bowl of ice water. The lavender works with chamomile to sooth the skin and has a terrific, calming scent.
Drop a sprig of rosemary into the bowl. Rosemary helps to produce a cooling affect.
Dip a washcloth into your mixture and squeeze out the excess water.
Place the chamomile compress on your sunburn as often as needed.
Tips & Warnings
- Smoothing aloe to the affected area after you have applied the chamomile compress to your sunburn will help to reduce swelling as well as prevent peeling.
- Some people can have an allergic reaction to chamomile including potentially life threatening anaphylaxis.
- Although chamomile has been used in herbal remedies for many years there is not enough reliable medical research to support claims that this herb is effective for any medical condition.