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Don’t Feel the Burn

Natural Remedies for Painful Hots

Hands applying aloe vera gel on a skin burn.

The Skinny:

It happens to everyone eventually and usually more than a few times. Someone touches a hot pan, gets steaming coffee spilled on them, or grabs something they didn’t realize is too hot. Assuming the ouch isn’t extreme and doesn’t require a trip to the emergency room, chances are, there are plenty of natural remedies already at home to ease the burn. WellWell has put together a short soothing list. Read on.

The Slate:

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the best-known burn balms, often called the “burn plant,” it heals and eases first- and second-degree burns. It can also help with sunburns. Better yet, aloe is anti-inflammatory, promotes circulation, and inhibits the growth of bacteria.

Honey 

Honey is not only sweet, but it is also an anti-inflammatory. Other benefits include its natural antibacterial/antifungal properties. The purer the grade, the better. If you have a minor burn, apply some topically.

Calendula 

This flower has anti-inflammatory properties and may be able to treat burns as well, although research is still ongoing to confirm its burn-soothing impact. Regardless, it is in products to soothe irritated skin.

Vinegar 

The acetic acid in white vinegar can help ease pain, itching and inflammation from burns. An antiseptic and astringent, it can also keep infections at bay.

Oats 

Oats offer more than good fiber. They are effective at treating burns too. Rich in antioxidants like vitamin E, phytic acids, and avenanthramides, they can reduce inflammation and pain and speed healing.

Onions 

Onions are no reason to cry. Onions are among time-tested natural remedies that can ease superficial burns. The sulfur compounds and quercetin in onions also help them relieve pain and irritation from burns.

Potatoes 

Raw potatoes are a real deal to soothe pain and irritation from minor burns. Their anti-inflammatory properties are just another burn-balming benefit.

Eyes Up: 

Is there a natural remedy we missed? Let us know at info@wellwellusa.com.

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