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  • Using Aloe Vera for Caroline Wachsmuth's SOS Sunburn Recipe

This recipe worked wonders on a painful sunburn I caught a couple of years ago. The aloe vera, rosehip, nigella and lavendar oil all help to soothe, hydrate and heal the skin. I hope you won’t have to use it but if you do, I recommend you use this recipe and keep the little bottle in the fridge. Then you can use it throughout the summer.


  • 100 ml aloe vera gel – aloe vera is the best raw material to deeply calm, soothe and hydrate the skin
  • 30 ml rosehip seed oil – this is one of the most powerful vegetable oils to regenerate, heal wounds and deeply hydrate
  • 10 ml nigella oil – this is an immunostimulant and extremely regenerating
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil – lavandula angustifolia – heals and regenerates blemishes and sun damaged skin. Lavender has the most amazing healing qualities when it comes to burnt skin.

Note – if you can’t find either nigella oil or rosehip seed oil, you can always substitute one for the other. Please be aware of any contraindications or known allergies to the above ingredients.

Here’s how you make it


  1. Delicately clean the sunburned area with cool water and an oily, natural soap.
  2. Dry the skin very softly with a cotton pad.
  3. Mix all the ingredients together.Preparing Caroline Wachsmuth's SOS Sunburn recipe.
  4. Apply the mixture to the skin with your fingertips until it penetrates. The texture will feel a bit strange because the aloe vera and oil won’t mix properly.
  5. You can repeat this every hour.

Please refer to the “Dos and Don’ts” section on Caroline’s site before making her recipes.

If you are unsure as to whether a particular recipe or any of the suggested ingredients for any recipe are suitable for your skin, you should consult a medical practitioner with relevant medical qualifications before using the recipes or ingredients concerned. For more information please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

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Contributor Caroline Wachsmuth

Pictures by Zenri Photography
Date Added 01/08/2016
Preparation Time 0h 5m Serves 1