A superficial burn? It may be time to call on essential oils! Lavender aspic, tea-tree … Here are 3 effective recipes.
Boiling water, iron or simply sunlight : skin burns are the most common household accident. Those of the first degree only affect the epidermis and are manifested by redness and heat. This is the classic sunburn . Second degree burn destroys the entire epidermis and affects the dermis. It is painful and causes the formation of a blister. Only these mild burns can be treated at home, provided they are small in size and do not touch a sensitive area.
LAVENDER TO CALM THE FIRE
To soothe the skin, soothe the pain and inflammation after a sunburn, mix 6 drops of lavender ET and 1 tsp. of oily macerate of arnica or calendula. Apply 2 to 3 times a day on the sunburn. In addition, one can also spray in the day these hydrolats, alone or mixed: fine lavender, chamomile noble, witch hazel , geranium rosat, Italian helichrysum .
A HEALING ACCELERATOR
In a 10-ml flask, mix 1 ml of lavender asp HE, 1 ml of Sumatran benzoin HE, 1 ml of tea-tree HE and top with St. John ‘s wort vegetable oil . Apply 3 to 4 drops on the burn 2 times a day until healing. To avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and in children under 3 years. St. John’s wort is photosensitizing, so avoid exposure to the sun, or replace it with vegetable oil of rose hip .
THE CAJEPUT IN CASE OF RADIOTHERAPY
To prevent burns due to radiotherapy treatment , apply 2 drops of cajeput HE to the area to be irradiated, 10 to 30 minutes before the session.