By using the term “burn” in this title I mean any and all kind of burns. Sunburns, chemical burns and burns from hot objects. However if the burn is serious and there is an open wound or blistering flesh, you should probably go to the DR. This remedy is to promote healing, prevent scaring and peeling and reduce redness. With that out of the way lets get to it!
This week I made the mistake of making a mask with lemon juice in it. I used way too much lemon juice by accident and gave my face a chemical burn. I had used this combination I’m about to tell you about, with peppermint oil, before but decided for a chemical burn like this one it was best to leave out anything that may tingle. Also since this burn was caused by citric acid, I also avoided all ingredients with vitamin c or citric acid. That would just make the burn worst. Here is what you will need to make this super soothing and fast acting burn remedy.
What you will need:
- A glass spray bottle
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Lavender oil
- Vitamin E oil
- Filtered water
Why these ingredients:
- Lavender is great at soothing the skin and helps prevent scaring. People often use lavender oil on healing cuts and burns to prevent a life long scar.
- Vitamin e is the all glorious, good for your skin, must have nutrient. It promotes skin cell growth and regeneration and prevents all kinds of signs of ageing in skin.
- Aloe vera is a light weight moisturizer and has cooling properties. I don’t think I need to explain to you why it’s so important to keep your skin moisturized.
Mix it up!
Fill your glass spray bottle halfway with water, it needs to be glass because the lavender oil will eat away at a plastic bottle, trust me I learned the hard way. Then add 1/3 parts aloe vera gel. That means, however much water there is in the container, add 1/3rd that whole amount of aloe vera gel. Then depending on the size of your container add 2-5 drops lavender oil. Not too much or the scent can be overwhelming. Finally add a generous amount of vitamin e oil. If you bought the kind that comes in capsules than 5 capsules should be good. Just drain the oil from the shell. Don’t put the whole pill with shell in the container. If you bought the oil that comes in a container with a dropper, than about 2 droppers full will be good too. You can’t really go wrong with adding too much vitamin e oil to this so don’t worry about over doing it.
Shake up the combination and store in the fridge. When it is cool, shake it up and spray on burnt skin several times a day. If you spray your face, make sure to avoid the eyes or wipe your eyes off with a tissue after spraying. You don’t want to get this in your eyes…ouch! Don’t worry about over doing the amount of times you spray yourself, you can’t really over do it.
When i sprayed this on my face to help heal my chemical burn, I was almost completely healed in 2 days! That was a record breaker for me. I had some flaking and dryness today but, i lightly exfoliated when I washed my face and now my skin is pretty much back to it’s supple self. The great thing too is this mixture didn’t break me out! Despite how oily I was this past couple of days.
Make sure you are still putting on sunscreen to prevent further burning and if the burn is on your face, avoid wearing makeup or just wear a bb cream with a high spf and hydrating ingredients. The key is to never let your skin dry out. So even if you are oily it is better than peeling and scaring. Also another cool trick is you can spray this concoction on a cotton pad and use it to gently remove your face makeup. Not your eye makeup! You don’t have to rinse it off either. It’s so refreshing! Enjoy!