If you spend anytime in the kitchen than you’ve probably had to treat a minor burn or two. Burns just seem to be one of the hazards that can be found in the kitchen. It’s because of one of these little mishaps that encouraged me to write this post.
Personally, most of the burns that I’ve had have been from not paying attention or from taking short cuts. A perfect example was last week, I was removing a pan of rolls from the oven using a dish towel and I touched the top rack with my bare hand. I ended up with a nice little burn that eventually blistered. Had I used oven mitts, like I should have, I probably wouldn’t have ended up with a burn. Lesson learned, well probably not, the dish towel is just to convenient. However I did print out a list of home remedies for treating minor burns and posted it inside of a cupboard,
- Gently dab burn with witch hazel, it will help to reduce the pain and prevent peeling.
- Apply a wet tea bag to the burn, this will help to soothe the pain.
- Apply a generous amount of petroleum jelly to the burn, to help soothe it. Try placing it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before applying for even more soothing benefits. This works especially well for wind burns and razor burns.
- Run the burn under cool water for 2-3 minutes and then apply toothpaste to the area. This helps to relieve the pain and keep it from blistering.
- Apply equal parts aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil to the burn, this will help it heal quicker and minimize scaring.
- Apply aloe vera gel to minor burns to help relieve the pain.
- Apply a mixture of grated potato and water to the burn, this will help to soothe the pain.
- Apply a little honey to the area to help relieve the pain.
- Rub a fresh cut onion on the burn which will help to soothe the pain.
- Immediately apply clove oil to the burn to help soothe and minimize chance of infection.
- Apply a mixture of equal parts olive oil and water to a sunburn, this will help to soothe the pain and minimize chances of peeling.
- Add a couple of cups of vinegar to bath water to help cool a sunburn.
- Apply vinegar to burn using a soft cloth which will help relieve the pain.
- Dab a little vanilla to the burn which will cool the burn.
- Soak the burn in milk for 15-20 minutes this will help to quickly relieve the pain.
- Add a cup of oatmeal to your bath water to help reduce inflammation and control itching.
- Apply a banana peel on the burn and leave it on the burn until it becomes black. This helps to relieve pain and helps it to heal quicker.
Instead, you should run it under cool water.