Minor burns can be easily treated at home with natural remedies. However, if you have a more severe burn, you will have to go immediately to the emergency room to see how bad it is and treat it. Still, when it comes to a minor burn, the first thing you will have to do will be to apply ice and cold water so as to reduce the heat. This will also prevent the blisters. There are various other home remedies that will help you get relief from burns, so read on to find out their recipes.
Chamomile and Oatmeal Bath
Chamomile flowers are known for their healing properties and the oatmeal is going to soothe the skin and prevent the scars. This remedy is also beneficial for sunburns or rashes.
- Oatmeal – 1 cup
- Chamomile flowers – 3 tablespoons
Preparation: make a bath with the chamomile flowers, the oatmeal and some boiling water (3 cups). Let it steep for about 10 minutes and then use a cheesecloth to strain the liquid. Use this solution in your regular bath and also use the tied cheesecloth to insert in the water to release some more infusion. Repeat regularly, until the burns disappear.
The minor burns can be cooled with herbal poultices. This remedy is also beneficial for rashes and skin irritations. The following herbs are soothing and they come with antibacterial properties. They also have anti-inflammatory properties that will speed up the healing process and will prevent scars through the stimulation of new skin cells growth.
Ingredients (the quantity is the same for all of them – 1 tablespoon dried or 1 handful fresh):
- Comfrey leaves
- Plantain leaves
- Chickweed leaves
- Slippery Elm powder
Preparation: if you use fresh leaves, you must mash them and then mix with a little bit of vinegar before applying them on the affected area. If you make use of dried herbs, you must insert them in a cheesecloth or muslin bag and let them infuse in hot water for a few minutes. Let them cool until they get to the room temperature and after that you can apply them in the burned skin. Repeat this treatment until you notice the improvement.
Compresses with Calendula
Calendula has powerful healing properties and it is extremely beneficial for the skin. With a strong infusion, you will be able to get rid of the burn in no time.
- Calendula – 2 tablespoons
- Boiling water – 1 cup
Preparation: this remedy is incredibly simple. All you have to do is to boil the Calendula flowers in the water and let them steep for a few minutes. Let the solution cool down and after that use a clean cloth to apply the compless on the burn. Repeat the procedure several times per day.
This remedy will cool the burn and will also make it heal more quickly. Apply the ointment 3 times per day for better results.
- Grindelia infusion – 10 oz
- Shea or cocoa butter
- Beeswax – 1 oz
Preparation: mix all these ingredients together and put them in a double boiler so that you can heat and melt them. Once they are melted, you can put them in a clean jar and keep in a cool place, but not in the fridge. Apply the cream on the affected skin thrice a day.