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Three natural remedies for burns

Submitted by on Tuesday, 12 August 2008 Loading Add to favourites  4 Comments

lavender - a wonderful natural remedy for burnsYesterday I was unfortunate enough to burn myself. Twice!

Once on the side of a saucepan and, how I managed this I don’t know; I scalded myself when I lifted the lid on the saucepan I had just burned myself on!

Life just isn’t fair sometimes is it?!

Anyway, after hopping around on one foot and swearing for a moment (always a good reliever of pain) I did my Mrs Green Three Point Burns Rescue Plan.

This never fails, and never ceases to amaze me just how effective it is.

I admit I’m lazy about the ‘run under cold water for ten minutes.’ I mean, that just HURTS like hell and, when you’re serving up a meal you don’t have ten minutes just begging to be used up with the cold water treatment.

Ok, I know it’s supposed to stop deep tissue damage, but my disclaimer from this moment onwards states that this is for use on MINOR, everyday, householdy, superficial, should have known better, first degree, burns.

STEP 1

Colloidal silver.

Spray this liberally over the burned area and let it dry. Shake your hand about a bit to make it dry quicker and it gives you time to hop about and swear a bit more.

Colloidal silver has been used in some hospitals to prevent infections from severe burns. People in burn wards have known for a very long time that soaking bandages in a low concentration colloidal silver solution inhibits infection in burn victims; it literally saves their skin. In severe cases, it can even save their lives.

The colloidal silver will speed wound healing and reduce the amount of scarring.

STEP 2

Lavender essential oil.

A mother’s kiss in a bottle. The smell is relaxing and calming and the oil has amazing restorative and healing properties. It is an analgesic which is just what you need when that burn is eating into your skin you.

Do you know the power of lavender for healing burns was discovered by ‘mistake’ by Rene Maurice Gattefosse? He burned his hand in a laboratory accident and plunged his hand into the nearest tub of liquid which just happend to be lavender essential oil.

Good job it wasn’t hydrochloric acid 😉

STEP 3

Aloe vera gel.

No home should be without a few aloe vera plants. Just snap off a leaf, pull the leaf apart and liberally apply the sticky gel to the burn.

Instant soother and cooler.

I promise you that within MINUTES, you’ll have forgotten all about the burn and in most cases, if you’ve responded quick enough, there will be no blistering and no scar.

Mother nature at her best 😉

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  • russell says:

    Wow, excellent I will remember this one. Burns are so painful and I never know how to treat them apart from cold water, someone once told me toothpaste! Where can you get the colloidal silver? Do you put the lavender on the burn and then the gel on top of that?
    Thanks for sharing this one. Can’t wait to try it -not that I want anyone to have a burn!

  • Mrs Green says:

    Glad it was useful, Russell.
    You can buy colloidal silver online or some health food shops might be able to get it in for you. We make ours (but then we would, wouldn’t we LOL!)

    Yes, I put the lavender on, let it dry a little and then apply the gel, otherwise the gel tends to run off.

  • Jessica says:

    Baking Soda and lime is also a great remedy for burns. you cut the lime in half put about a table spoon of baking soda on it then put it on the burn. It relives the burning and keeps the burn from blistering and scarring.

  • Mrs Green says:

    @Jessica: Never heard of that one – thank you Jessica; I shall file it in my memory banks should the need arise 😉 Sounds kinda painful though …