Minor burn home remedies using essential oils. An occasional minor burn is normal in the course of everyday activities. So for minor and occasional burns; and exposure to sun, essential oils may help to soothe skin.
Traditionally lavender has been used to aid in minor burns, cuts and irritation.
Did you know a French scientist, René Gattefossé, was severely burned in a laboratory accident in the 1900's? Yes, and he quickly immersed his hand in a vat of Lavender Oil. He was one of the first to discover these properties.
And as the story goes, his accident re-confirmed the usefulness and effectiveness of using therapeutic grade essential oils.
What Types of Burns can be Soothed with Essential Oils?
Only very minor burns where the outermost layer of skin is slightly effected including minor exposure to sun may benefit from using essential oils.
For second and third degree burns other burns are considered serious burns and medical help should be consulted immediately.
For more information on first aid for burns and how they are classified, click here to Dr. Weil's site.
What Essential Oils are best for Minor Burns?
These oils soothe skin.
Lavender or LavaDerm Spray would be my first choice. It can be applied NEAT (undiluted) directly on the area or where skin was exposed to sun or dilute if necessary. LavaDerm Spray contains lavender, aloe vera and trace minerals and is very effective for cooling, soothing and hydrating the skin.