Did you know that there are at least 10 highly effective anti-burn remedies in your pantry?
What would you say if I told you that you could alleviate and heal any superficial burn… with pretty much common things lying around your household?
Before delving into this topic, I have to admit to something: I’m usually pretty clumsy. I hope you won’t laugh at me, but my wife has forbidden me to come anywhere near the kitchen.
She knows all too well that whenever I try to cook something, I just end burning myself with sizzling oil or because I’m getting too close and somehow end up touching the hot oven door.
It may seem funny, but it can actually hurt a lot, depending on how large the affected area is.
And since I’m not actually a big fan of any of the over the counter medicine, I’ve found up a set of natural remedies that can help you out in this situation.
So if you too have found yourself in this situation, more times than you care to remember, then keep on reading.
Because you’re about to discover the top 10 surprisingly effective anti-burn remedies, which are probably sitting in your pantry right as we speak.
#1 Mint Toothpaste
Now, this might come as a shock, but…
Usually the first thing I do to soothe the burning pain is use a little bit of… mint toothpaste. That’s right.
For minor burns, which do not involve an open wound, toothpaste can provide you with a temporary cooling aid.
So apply a bit of toothpaste to the affected area as soon as possible after the burning took place.
This will not just help prevent the suppuration and opening of the wound, but it will also prevent the wound from becoming infected.
#2 Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is also a great remedy that will provide you with quick relief from the burning, as well as stopping the pain and inflammation and reduce swelling.
Break a leaf of aloe and apply the juice on the wound or wounds several times a day.
This will help you heal very quickly without leaving a mark.
Aloe Vera cream or gel is just as good if you do not have a plant in the house.
If applied to the burned skin, honey will also relieve the pain and repair the tissues quickly.
What’s truly amazing about it is that due to its powerful antibiotic properties, honey is considered to be more powerful than penicillin.
So, you can successfully use it to stop the wound from getting infected.
And what’s amazing is that honey also promotes rapid healing as it stimulates tissue regeneration.
#4 Chamomile Flowers
Chamomile flowers are excellent for burns.
To eliminate pain, cure, disinfect, and soothe the area affected by burning or scaling, soak a compressed cotton pad or ball in highly concentrated chamomile tea.
A German study revealed that chamomile reduces inflammation, and has anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties which come in extremely handy when it comes down to skin healing.
Vinegar is a great first aid burn treatment.
You see, vinegar contains a special compound called acetic acid, which can also be found in aspirins. This compound helps alleviate the pain, inflammation, and itching of a burn.
It’s also an effective antiseptic, so it keeps infections at bay.
You can either use it by pulverizing a bit straight to the affected area or you can either dip a paper towel or a cotton ball into a mix of water and vinegar and then use it to dab the burn.
Potato skins have strong antibacterial properties, with most doctors agreeing that it works better for minor burns compared to conventional treatments.
Crude potatoes reduce pain and chances of developing blisters.
Plus, you’ll also benefit from its anti-irritant and soothing properties.
Just cut a potato into slices and dab with it on top of the burn, making sure that the juice from it is evenly distributed.
#7 Lavender Oil
This is a powerful antiseptic that relieves pain and stimulates healing, while reducing scarring.
For burns which cover a larger area of your body, pour lavender oil on a cloth and apply it on the skin every few hours.
Lavender has antibiotic, analgesic and natural healing properties, so there’s no going wrong with choosing this option.
A compress with cold milk is one of the cheapest and most effective remedies for burn.
Milk proteins create a protective layer over the burn, and will help the skin recover.
Soak a clean and soft cloth in a considerable amount of whole milk.
And easily massage the affected area; let the milk work for 20 minutes, then rinse with plenty of cold water.
#9 Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids (lauric acid, myristic and capric acid), giving it antifungal, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.
And since it’s high in vitamin E, the coconut oil will help reduce inflammation and speed up the healing process.
Drip a few drops of coconut oil directly over the burn; repeat the procedure for several times.
#10 Tomato Sauce (With No Sugar)
The tomatoes are an excellent remedy against burns.
What you can do is apply a bit of tomato juice or a few tomato rings on top of the affected area and leave it on for an hour.
Tomatoes are also a great remedy to calm down sunburns.
These hidden wonders around the household will help you get rid of the burning pain very quickly.
Have you tried out any of these remedies?
Or are you using a different remedy not included in my list?
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To your health.