This easy to make home remedy for burn, bites, bruises and cuts relieves pain, helps speed up the healing process and helps reduce scarring. Plus, it smells wonderful!
A simple lavender salve, this recipe uses shea butter and other restoring oils, herbs and essential oils to make a gentle yet powerful aid for damaged skin.
A salve is simply a healing ointment for the skin, usually a base of beeswax and oil. Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to alleviate injuries. Herbal salve recipes have been in existence about that long too - because they work!
1/4 cup Shea Butter
1 tablespoon Beeswax, grated
1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut oil, Sweet Almond oil or Rosehip oil
1/4 teaspoon (or 1 capsule) Vitamin E
10 drops Lavender essential oil
Note: Increasing the beeswax will make the salve more solid, while increasing the oil will make it softer.
You can strengthen the restorative powers of your home remedy for burn salve by making a herb infused oil. Each of the herbs listed below is particularly effective for alleviating burns, wounds and such.
Mix 1 part dried herbs (such as calendula, comfrey, lavender or St. John's wort) with 2 parts oil (such as sweet almond or olive) in a container. Leave the mixture in a warm place for two or three weeks.
Strain out the herbs and store the oil in a cool, dark place. The longer the herbs are left in the oil, the stronger it will be.
Mountain Rose also carries some very effective natural burn remedies. Check these out...
St. John's Wort Herbal Oil
Replace the coconut, sweet almond or rosehip oil in the salve recipe above to strengthen your home remedy burn treatment. Or just apply it all by itself. St. John's Wort is a strong restorative!
An excellent "super salve" for alleviating skin problems, including superficial burns, minor nerve damage, inflammation and other minor injuries. Includes comfrey, St. John's Wort flowers and calendula.
Aloe vera gel
A famous home remedy for burns, wounds and skin conditions, aloe vera is soothing, cooling and alleviating. Just rub directly onto burned skin (gently!)
To make a home remedy for burn that's a little easier to use for all-over skin application, try this Lavender Lotion recipe. It's good for soothing sunburned, itchy skin - and your cranky, yucky mood!
Peppermint Lotion is also good for cooling and soothing hot, thirsty skin.
And, of course, making your own Sunscreen is a good way to prevent sunburn in the first place.
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