I've used neat lavender essential oil on minor burns for years for pain relief and speedy healing, but the real test came when I burnt my hand fairly badly with steam. Despite running it under a cold tap & applying ice my hand turned bright red & began to blister. It hurt like crazy. I applied neat lavender essential oil for the pain which took my breath away every time I moved my hand or a slight breeze caught it. The lavender oil dulled the pain for an hour or two then had to be reapplied. The next day, the pain had gone completely, as had the blisters and redness. It was really quite a dramatic healing effect. It calms the pain immediately, but needs to be reapplied every 2 hours or so, and also heals the burn. Amazing stuff.
Use lavender oil (preferably pure) to relieve pain from burns, also speeds up healing process and leaves burn area with no or almost no scarring.
The essential oil of lavender applied directly on to the burn immediately eases the pain and if you are consistent with applying it, will not peel.
Local Medicinal Oil: Mow Sun Medical Oil
This is one of the few traditional medical oils that I found in Malaysia that has very good healing power on minor burns like hot water, hot oven, fire burnt. It really surprised me when i first used it because you will not get swollen finger or hand with fluid inside if you apply on the surface immediately after the burn. Furthermore, the pain will disappear in less than 5 mins. And, your skin will not rip off however, when the skin totally recover it will just peel off naturally without any pain. Please be sure u apply it immediately after the burn, else the effectiveness will be lower.
I have worked as a waitress for many years, as a waitress you always seem to burn yourself. Every waitress I have come across agrees that if you happen to burn yourself, apply milk to the burn. It truly does work.
My friend told me about Milk of Magnesia for burns. When her daughter was little she has rashes so bad on her bottom that she had to leave on the diaper quite often because of her acidity level in her urine. One day her mother was watching her and she told her mother to be very careful because of the rash. She left for a few hours and when she came home the rash was gone. She had applied Milk of Magnesia directly on her granddaughter and not long after the skin rash was gone.
My friend also told me about using it on burns, so I have tried it. My daughter and I have both burned our hands so I tried it and it worked. You need to soak it near an hour but it leaves no red marks and it feels better.
I rarely get burned but this burn was a bad one on the tip of my finger. I tried almost all of the remedies that I saw and none of them really worked out well. Then I tried the mustard remedy and I soon as I put mustard on my finger the burning went away. It started burning a little bit but I just rinsed the mustard off with cold water and put more on my finger.
When I get burned, I first run cold water on it for a little while, then pat it dry and grab the bottle of mustard out of my fridge and coat the burn with it. It's cold and immediately soothing. The plus side is, that the mustard helps prevent the burn from turning into a blister. If it starts to hurt again, rinse it off with cold water, pat dry and apply the cold mustard again.
Mustard worked for me when I burnt my finger this morning while I was stocking the fire. After about 45 minutes of slight annoying pain, I searched and found this remedy, it works nicely. All I did was numb the finger for about 3-5 minuets with an ice cube, then squirted some plain yellow mustard on my finger and spread it around, the heat went away in seconds. All I felt was a minor sore feeling from the throbbing. Now 2 hours later, I don't feel barely a thing!
My mother was bottling peaches from her garden and in the process, the glass jar slipped from her hand and the hot boiling water from the stove splattered on her left arm. She burned almost half of her arm, from the wrist to the elbow. She called me immediately and asked, if I know a good remedy for burns. She didn't have any medical insurance yet, and her burn needed medical attention. I told her, to use Frenche's yellow mustard, the classic yellow one that you put on hot dogs. I learned of this remedy living in Tennessee, when I burned my finger and a friend said to use mustard. I would assume you can use any mustard however, that's the one that she had in her refrigerator and it is also the one I used for my burn. I wasn't quite sure if it would work on her, since her burn was severe. So, she applied it and covered all the burn areas generously. Immediately the burning sensation had diminished. She just kept applying and reapplying and her burn healed fully within 3 and 1/2 weeks without a scar. I guess the scaring part depends on your skin type because I tend to scar easily. Just make sure the mustard is on the burn area until it's healed. The mustard will dry and flake off but just reapply more. At night, she would reapply several coats of fresh mustard and waits for it to dry. Then she used a white roll of sterile gauze that you can buy from any pharmacy, and wrapped it all around her burned arm, to prevent her bed from getting stained. Truly the yellow Mustard performed like a champion.
I laughed when I seen yellow mustard as a remedy to a burn, but so far I've had it on my finger for almost 40 minutes and I feel no pain at all. The remedy says to wait for it to be fully dried so I'll wait abit longer before I took it off but wow it works. I burned my hand when trying to take out chicken from the oven. Turned out there was a hole in the glove, bummer.
When I was in grade school a lunch lady told me about putting mustard on a burn after a girl in the kitchen burned herself badly.
I have used mustard ever since and it works miracles.You have to IMMEDIATELY apply the mustard in a thick layer. It will still burn for a few momments but as the mustard dries it takes the heat with it. especially helpful on burned fingers since the burns do not blister!
A coworker told us that she had put yellow mustard on a burn and the pain stopped right away. Others in the room stated that they too had the same experience. I've not heard of using yellow mustard for burns but, as one who is always getting burned on the stove, I will be giving it a go.
I was told about the Mustard remedy for burns over 10 years ago. At first I thought it sounded crazy. However, I had hot grease splash on my right hand, covering most of it. I immediately got the "plain yellow mustard" and smeared in over the entire burn. Today, there is no sign of any scaring at all. You need to put it on failry thick, and the key is to leave it on until it is ABSOLUTELY AND COMPLETELY DRY. If you remove it too soon it will not work! Believe me, I've done that.
i tried using the mustard on my burn and it didn't help at all.