Heal A Sunburn Overnight!!!

Heal A Sunburn Overnight

Heal A Sunburn Overnight Using A Few Simple Ingredients!

It never seems to fail that at some point during the summer someone in my family gets burned. I’ll spare you the details but it happened badly to me a few years ago. I was desperate for relief and came up with a simple remedy that gave me instant relief!

So I can imagine you are probably sitting at the computer or on your phone with tender skin, the heat is rising off of it, maybe you could even cook an egg or maybe 12 eggs? It’s so hot you could bake a cake right?! Ya I’ve been there!

I am assuming that’s why you are on this page, you Googled “heal your sunburn” or maybe you found my post via Pinterest? Whatever the case I’m happy you are here because this is the last time you’ll ever have to Google a remedy for a sunburn fix!

This recipe that I created works wonders and the best part is it’s GOOD for your skin!!

Your skin will soak this up and heal quickly!

BONUS! Minimal to no PEELING! (Depending on the degree of burn you have and how often you use the remedy)

Umm did I tell you how much I H-A-T-E peeling? Yea, yuck, I am not a snake, ewww!

Heal Your Sunburn



This remedy will…

  • soothe your HOT skin!
  • prevent peeling (YAY! Peel results vary on the degree of burn)!
  • make your skin soft as a baby’s bum! 

This remedy will…

  • NOT sting or hurt when applied (happy kids!),
  • NOT use any harsh chemicals,
  • NOT use stinky vinegar or messy tea.

Why does this work better than store-bought aloe gels and creams?

Because you are using fresh and natural ingredients without any preservatives, fragrances or other junk! I am an all natural type of girl so when my skin (the BIGGEST organ of my body) has a problem, I will not put junk on it! I hate those big bottles of aloe gel!

Who wants a HUGE neon green bottle of preservative packed aloe gel, sitting in their bathroom cabinet taking up space?

What’s worse is you only use it a few times a year!

The ingredients in this sunburn remedy may already be around your house or are easy to find when on vacation! 

Other remedies are stinky and messy!

I have seen the remedies that use vinegar and tea. Can I just stay pe-eww and what a mess! They can be  awkward to apply or need extra stuff like medical pads and cotton balls. This only needs your hands and an optional tee shirt.

Okay, enough chit-chat!  You are sitting here reading while you or a loved one is in burning pain!  Follow the directions below and heal your sunburn, stop the peeling before it starts and nurture your skin now!

Heal Your Sunburn Overnight

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What others are saying…

“I have very fair skin (fair is a nice way of saying super white). I recently had one of those fun days at the beach (no sunscreen like an idot!) that left me burnt, bright red! I used this over night. the next day I was still pink, but no longer bright red. The burn faded to almost normal within 2 days AND I never peeled, thats a miracle for me.” -ab

“..I applied it liberally. My sunburn was gone within 2 days, and it didn’t have the horrible burned feeling by the next day. I now use it whenever I get a little too red.” -Jen

“I’ve noticed I can stay in the sun for nearly twice as long as I used to be able to. Anytime I do burn I slather on more… [the] pinkness is gone the next day and my skin hasn’t hurt at all.” -Heather

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  1. Tara says

    Great idea! I need to get an aloe plant. I got a similar burn this last Sunday. Mine was in the exact shape of a baby bib thanks to a necklace and the shirt I was wearing. It was pretty comical. I used some of my Burt’s Bees moisturizer with royal jelly and had similar results to yours. The sting and red were all gone. I love a remedy I can make with ingredients on hand though.

  2. jenessa Chiaramonte says

    I LOVE THIS!! I will give you some propolis tincture when i see you! We make a great one :)

  3. Mae says

    Haha! I love it, baby bib! Those bees make some pretty awesome stuff! I love anything I can make that doesn’t have preservatives, simplest the better. I just wish I had time to make it all!!! 😀

  4. 3W's says

    You might try mixing all ingredients into a salve, might work easier and a little less messy. Going to expeirment with this one. Thanks. We’ve been spending most of the day outside getting the garden ready and planted. THe boys have their little farmer tans going on, and I acquried a bit to

  5. Mae says

    Making a salve would be a great idea. It would be to sticky with the honey in it but I would definitely try it with a propolis tincture which would be much less sticky. If you make it let me know, I have to order more tincture and then I’ll make some to keep on hand. :)

  6. Mae says

    I would love that and I have been wanting to talk to you about adding your stuff to my site 😉

  7. Heather says

    I love coconut oil! I use it as lotion on a daily basis. This way I know what I am putting in my body. It’s nice to not have all those chemicals floating around…

  8. Mae says

    I just found a blog that made some but I want to see if I can expand on it. If I create a great recipe I will share it with you! I hope to work on one this week! :)

  9. Rae says

    My mother always used 1 to 2 cups of white vinegar to a tepid bath for about 15 minutes, or until the water gets to cold to bathe in it. It is important to use aloe vera after a rinse from the vinegar bath. You feel like and smell like a pickle, but it does soothe the skin. The mixture you found might be even better to bring all that inflammation down! Thanks for the post!

  10. Mae says

    Hehe smelling like a pickle! I can already hear my kids giggling about it! :) Thanks for the tip! I have unfortunately had to my sunburn remedy again this week but it really works well! I agree it helps the inflammation wonderfully! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  11. Tracy says

    Coconut oil melts at 76*. As soon as you stick your finger in the jar, it melts.

  12. Holly says

    I saw this last night on pintrest. I thought.. “I should pin that”, but I didn’t. Today son went to the beach with gf’s family and he came home looking like a lobster. So I looked it up on pintrest again… FOUND IT! I made this concoction that looks like it will glow in the dark and then I used a rubber spatchula to apply to his poor beet red body. I will see in the moring how this worked for him. He usually tans after a sunburn, so we will see how brown he is in the morning. Thanks for the idea. I was just going to put aloe on him, but I believe you are correct about the coconut oil… What could it hurt? We will see….

  13. E says

    Aloe and honey are both great, but skip the oil. What do you usually do with oil? You cook things. If you want to cook yourself further, use any type of oil. Otherwise, I’d avoid it.

  14. Tracy says

    Thanks so much for the help! Got out on the boat on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake on Memorial Day weekend and got burnt up and I’m still hurting some! Gonna try this when I get home. Got burnt on Saturday and still hurting on Wednesday so maybe it will help! Thanks again!

  15. E says

    When you get a sunburn, your skin is a lot hotter than usual, and the oil will lock that in, because that’s what oil does. The heat will be trapped against your skin, causing more damage than you were already suffering from. No matter which way you look at it, oil+skin+heat= very, very bad.

  16. Heather B. Duthie says

    Coconut oil is amazing. I use it before going into the sun (about an hour prior, then sunscreen) and I’ve noticed I can stay in the sun for nearly twice as long as I used to be able to. I’m of Scottish/Irish descent so I normally just burn and freckle, but I’m actually managing to tan this year!
    Anytime I do burn I slather on more coconut oil, pinkness is gone the next day and my skin hasn’t hurt at all.
    I also use coconut oil as the base in my sugar scrub. Great for exfoliating any dead skin and the coconut oil makes your skin SO soft.
    Deep conditioner for your hair – Rub some in wet or dry, wrap your head in a warm towel or plastic wrap or shower cap, let it sit, wash out. Best conditioning treatment I’ve tried yet.
    Homemade deodorant base, homemade toothpaste base, under-eye cream, cuticle softener… the list goes on.

    Just buy the stuff in bulk and enjoy!

  17. Mae says

    I am sorry we disagree with the way in which oil works for the human body. I do appreciate you stopping by, have a great day. 😉

  18. Mae says

    Thats an interesting that you say “I’ve noticed I can stay in the sun for nearly twice as long as I used to be able to”, an earlier commenter disagrees and says you will burn more. I think it really pays to do testing and research on your own. I agree with all your uses! I just recently started using strait coconut oil on my teeth, along with another natural toothpaste. I was at my dentist yesterday and they were very pleased with the state of my mouth and said I only needed a check up once a year! It really is a great oil! Thanks for sharing! :)

  19. darlene creech says

    I just started using coconut oil and discovered it worked great as a sunscreen for me. I had applied sunscreen I thought everywhere needed, but had forgot to apply it to my face because I had applied coconut oil when I washed my face, forgot to go back and apply sunscreen over the top of it to go out to the pool that day. Imagine my surprise when the back of my neck had a slight burn to it with the sunscreen, but my face was not pink at all and I burn easily. I love it for a sunscreen. However all the recipes I see for making sunscreen call for adding zinc oxide, why? I would prefer to use less chemicals if possible.

  20. Mae says

    Well Wiki says, “Zinc oxide can be used in ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light (see sunscreen). It is the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB reflector that is approved for use as a sunscreen by the FDA,[50] and is completely photostable.[51] When used as an ingredient in sunscreen, zinc oxide sits on the skin’s surface and is not absorbed into the skin, and blocks both UVA (320–400 nm) and UVB (280–320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Because zinc oxide (and the other most common physical sunscreen, titanium dioxide) are not absorbed into the skin, they are nonirritating, nonallergenic, and non-comedogenic.[52]”

    I see it in a lot of natural lotions as well. I suppose since it apparently does not absorb into the skin and it reflects all the different rays of sun that it creates a “natural” barrier. I have had a thought of making my own sunscreen but have not had time to look into it further. I would be interested in recipes if anyone out there has some, I’d be happy to try it and let you all know how it works! I too use only coconut oil mixed with lavender or frankincense essential oils on my face and have also noticed that I do not burn. I love it! I would be careful though, just because you do not burn doesn’t mean your body hasn’t had an over exposure to the sun. So remember to be smart with how much exposure you get. I am sure I didn’t have to tell you that, it’s more of a general warning to anyone out there reading this. :)

    Hands down my favorite thing about using coconut oil as far as sunburns go is how I did not peel when I used the above mixture. I HATE peeling so that fact was awesome! :) Thanks for your comment! :)

  21. ab says

    I have very fair skin (fair is a nice way of saying super white). I recently had one of those fun days at the beach (no sunscreen like an idiot!) that left me burnt, bright red! I used [your recipe] overnight. the next day I was still pink, but no longer bright red. The burn faded to almost normal within 2 days AND I never pealed, thats a miracle for me. I’m convinced it was the coconut oil and aloe vera.

  22. Mae says

    YAY! That’s awesome! I am convinced it is the coconut oil too, I am so thankful to have finally found something to stop the peeling before it starts!!! :) Thanks for the note, have a wonderful day! :)

  23. Janice says

    I make my own sunscreen. It has coconut oil, vitamin e oil, raw shea butter, beeswax to make it waterproof, zinc oxide and lavender essential oil (to get rid of the raw shea butter smell). Works GREAT!!! I love the stuff. Turns into a solid (like deodorant) but glides on and spreads really well. I’m really happy with it. Don’t think I’ll ever put the store bought chemicals on my kids again.

    I ALWAYS use an aloe leaf on burns. Instant relief.

  24. Janice says

    Oh and honey is great for acne too!! When my 16 year old looks like he’s getting a zit, I have him put honey on it. Works great. He’s 16 and has really good skin. That should tell you something. LOL.

  25. Nickie says

    I used your sunburn recipe last night and WOW, it is a LOT better this morning. This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see that my face and shoulders weren’t a bit sticky or peeling. The red has faded significantly and it is only slightly warm to the touch. I am so happy!

  26. Sara says

    I today just got back from PALMS SPRINGS with beautiful weather and heat way up in the 90’s. I applied sunscrean and tanning oil(only on my legs for the tanning) and stayed in the hot sun swimming and having fun for 3 hours. I usually don’t burn, I only tan but this time my chest and my arms are ALL red. It’s worse than a lobster. I’m horrified and Its kind of late now and don’t have honey or aloe with me. Will coconut oil by itself work and get rid of this as fast as I can? Thanks!

  27. Emily Bellavia says

    I am going to Africa in June for a couple months and am SO excited to have found this recipe before I go so I can bring it with me! No store bought lotion has ever helped with my sunburns!

  28. Mae says

    I am so sorry to be late in my reply. No doubt your sunburn has calmed down by now. In general coconut oil is very healing for the skin so it should have helped, the aloe would def be ideal to go with it. I am interested in what you ended up doing. :)

  29. Jenna says

    Hello! I’m not familiar much with the difference in agava nectar vs raw honey and just regular honey you buy in the bear container. All I hv is agava. Will that work as well? I’m on my way back from Cali to Colorado with quite the killer sunburn. Don’t hv the aloe unfortunately but if the reg agava and coconut oil with still help than just coconut oil I might as well do what I can. Thanks for your help! Hopefully you get a chance to check this post out soon :)

  30. says

    Thanks for the recipe. I got fried yesterday. I thought I’d be ok with using coconut oil as a sunscreen. I reapplied often but apparently it ‘cooked’ me. I still love the stuff just know that my pale skin needs more protection in the hot Fl sun. Anyway last night I used some apple cider vinegar with water, spearmint oil, lavender oil and peppermint oil to cool then later lathered on honey. I took a *hot* shower under my fiance’s advice that may have *hurt* the healing (IMO). I put coconut oil on my face (as my usual moisturizer) and neck but none on the rest of my burn. Woke up with lots of burning and tightness. Today I am using chilled black tea I brewed last night and then going to try a WARM shower and apply coconut oil and honey (I don’t have aloe). I hope to get better soon! This really sux :(

  31. Audrey says

    Is it ok to put on your face also? I have already started to peel :( I’m almost purple I am SO sunburned! I will NEVER not use sunscreen again!

  32. Susan says

    I just got back from a cruise where I got a bit of a sunburn (well, more than a bit, it blistered). Anyway, I had bought a small tin of coconut oil with me for washing my face and moisturizing at night (easier than bringing two products). Anyway, the day I got burned, that night I used the coconut oil to cleanse my face and a cool washcloth to gently wipe my face down and it didn’t sting or further aggravate my skin at all. It was very soothing and although my skin did peel, it wasn’t quite as “gross” as it normally is when it peels. I continued to use it as a moisturizer and cleanser throughout the trip – I will never travel without it again!

  33. Jenna says

    I tried this last night and even went out and bought an aloe vera plant and propolis tincture but it didn’t seem to make a difference. :-/ I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. I put the aloe vera on first, then followed it w/the coconut oil, and then squeezed some of the very dark colored propolis (that I purchased from whole foods) into my hand and applied it to my sunburn. Any idea what I’m doing wrong. My burn is just as painful and red as before!

  34. Mae says

    It could be the quality of the oil. I had the same problem on a recent vacation. Be sure to buy Nutiva that is what has worked best for me. I am sorry it did not make a difference. :( I was frustrated when that happened to me as well. I have tried it with the Nutiva oil many times and it has worked great. Hope that helps.

  35. Aislibg says

    Ok so last week i went to the beach for 5 hours, of course i wore sunscreen but i went into the water as soon as i got to the beach and i forgot to reapply the sunscreen afterwards. As you can imagine i got crisply burned and i came home looking like a lobster. I used aloe vera for the first few days and i must admit it did cool dowb my sunburn but only for ten minutes at most . So then i stumbled across this blog and i must thank you so very much my sunburn is only slighly pink now but nothing compared to what it was like so thank you :)
    Thanks soo much for the recipe.