Tuesday, September 14, 2010
1. Lavender - Cold Water Compress: Lavender essential oil is well known for its ability to heal burns and deal with pain. Just add a few drops of lavender oil to about 500 ml of chilled water, and stir well to disperse the oil. Immerse the burned area in the water for several minutes, or take a soft cloth, soak it in the water, and apply it to the burn. Leave the compress on for several minutes, then resoak and reapply as often as needed.The doctor commented thanks to this compress that we did for almost 2-3 hours, it prevented blisters (almost always seen in a second degree burn) from forming at the burn site.
I had used Aroma Magic's Lavender Essential Oil for this compress.
2. Aloe Vera Gel: This is a very famous remedy for small burns. It speeds up the healing of the burn. I have a plant at home to deal with all such skin emergencies.
3. Coconut Oil: This is to be used only 48 hours after the burn, once all the heat has escaped. Coconut oil helps the burn heal without scarring, and in generation of new skin. You can add a few drops of lavender oil to this, as it is antimicrobial and will prevent infection of the burn.
What are your home remedies for dealing with burns?