Minor Burns: Natural Treatments
1) Make a thick paste of baking soda and water, and apply it immediately to the burn. Keep it on for about an hour, reapplying as needed. Not only does this soothe the pain -- it also helps prevent blisters.
1) Apply St. Johns wort oil three or four times daily to minor burns or skin damage caused by heat, electricity or radiation. It contains hypercium, a natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic, and can speed up the healing process and reduce scarring. You can also brew a bag of St. John wort tea and apply it topically once cool.
2) Use a tomato. This fruit contains lycopene, a natural anti-inflammatory, which calms inflamed skin, and the wetness of the tomato juice helps draw some of the liquid out of the burn, reducing swelling.
To use it: Slice a large tomato and apply pieces to damaged skin. Leave on for five minutes, then remove, letting remaining juices fully dry on skin. Once dry, rinse skin with cool water. Repeat twice daily until discomfort ends.