The astringent and antiseptic properties in vinegar can be very helpful in treating minor burns and preventing infection.
- Dilute white vinegar or apple cider vinegar in an equal amount of water. Use the solution to rinse the burned area.
- Later, cover the injured area with a cloth soaked in diluted vinegar. Replace the cloth with a fresh one every two to three hours.
8. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has both antiseptic and painkilling properties. The oil will also reduce the risk of scarring.
- Add five drops of lavender oil to two cups of water. Soak a clean cloth in it and use it as a compress several times. You can also apply lavender oil directly but using essential oils without diluting them is usually not recommended.
- Another option is to mix a few drops of lavender essential oil in two teaspoons of honey apply it on the affected area few times a day.
Medic for Minor Burns was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by