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How To Use Aloe Vera To Treat Burns

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How To Use Aloe Vera To Treat Burns January 10, 2018

Aloe vera is a magical plant that all of us need to grow at our homes. It has numerous benefits, and healing burns is its numero uno.

Aloe vera gel contains chemicals that reduce pain and inflammation. They even repair the skin and stimulate its growth. All things good, right?

It is the best home remedy ingredient; no doubt about it. And, when you combine it with other healing agents, the results double up. We have put together some fantastic healing remedies below for you to treat your burns. Take a look.

Ways To Use Aloe Vera To Treat Burns Naturally

  1. Pure Aloe Vera
  2. Tea Tree Oil And and Aloe Vera
  3. Honey and Aloe Vera
  4. Lavender Oil and Aloe Vera
  5. Vitamin E and Aloe Vera
  6. Turmeric and Aloe Vera
  7. Wheat Germ Oil And Aloe Vera
  8. Ice Cubes And Aloe Vera
  9. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera

1. Pure Aloe Vera

1. Pure Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • Aloe vera extract
What You Need To Do
  1. Pluck a meaty leaf from the aloe vera plant. Cut the leaf open and extract the gel-like substance from it.
  2. Collect the aloe vera gel extract and spread it on your burns gently till the skin absorbs it.
How Often?

You can do this once or twice every day.

Why This Works?

Aloe vera is cooling and soothing on the skin. It speeds the healing process.

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2. Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Vera

2. Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • Aloe vera extract/gel
  • Pure tea tree oil drops
What You Need To Do
  1. Take a dollop of aloe vera gel and add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to it.
  2. Mix the two with your fingers and apply to the affected area. Massage it into the skin till it dries.
How Often?

Do this every day before sleeping at night.

Why This Works?

Tea tree is anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic. It prevents the affected area from getting infected.

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3. Honey and Aloe Vera

3. Honey and Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • Aloe vera gel
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the honey and aloe vera till you have a thick paste.
  2. Apply it gently on the affected area and leave it on for a while. Wash it off.
How Often?

You can do this once in two days.

Why This Works?

Honey is antiseptic and has a cooling effect on the burnt areas.

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4. Lavender Oil And Aloe Vera

4. Lavender Oil And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Pure lavender oil drops
What You Need To Do
  1. Add lavender oil drops to aloe vera gel and rub them together in your palms.
  2. Apply it to the burnt skin gently.
How Often?

Do this once in 2-3 days.

Why This Works?

Lavender oil soothes the sting of the burn and prevents the skin from blistering.

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5. Vitamin E And Aloe Vera

5. Vitamin E And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • Vitamin E capsules
  • Aloe vera gel
What You Need To Do
  1. Squeeze out the Vitamin E in the capsules and add it to the aloe vera gel.
  2. Mix them well and apply it to the burns.
How Often?

You can do this every day – once in the morning and once in the evening.

Why This Works?

Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that fight with free radicals and reduce redness and inflammation.

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6. Turmeric And Aloe Vera

6. Turmeric And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
What You Need To Do
  1. Mix the turmeric and aloe vera gel till you have a paste.
  2. Apply the paste gently over the burn and let it stay till it dries and falls off on its own.
How Often?

You can apply this paste multiple times a day till the burn heals.

Why This Works?

The paste promotes skin regeneration and protects the wound from bacteria. It is also soothing on the burn and keeps the skin moisturized.

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7. Wheat Germ Oil And Aloe Vera

7. Wheat Germ Oil And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 4-5 drops of wheat germ oil
  • 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
What You Need To Do
  1. Add the wheat germ drops to the aloe vera gel in a bowl and mix them well.
  2. Apply the paste gently on the burns and healing skin and let it stay on like an ointment.
How Often?

You can apply this paste every day, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Why This Works?

The paste decreases itching around the burns and the surrounding skin. It protects the skin from irritation and rejuvenates the skin by neutralizing free radicals.

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8. Ice Cubes And Aloe Vera

8. Ice Cubes And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • A bowl of aloe vera gel
  • 4 marigold flower heads
  • Ice cube tray
What You Need To Do
  1. Blend the marigold flower heads in aloe vera gel and pour the syrupy liquid into an ice cube tray. Freeze in a refrigerator.
  2. Take a few ice cubes and bundle them up in a clean cloth.
  3. Gently pat the affected area with the cloth until all the ice cubes melt. Let the skin dry naturally.
How Often?

You can do this a couple of times a day.

Why This Works?

The pack has a cooling effect on the skin. The flowers contain antioxidants that heal the burns and soothe irritations.

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9. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera

9. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera Pinit

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You Will Need
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 aloe vera gel
What You Need To Do
  1. Pour the coconut oil into a bowl of aloe vera gel and whisk it till you get a foamy consistency.
  2. Pour it into a bottle and apply it to the affected areas of the skin like a moisturizer. Leave it on.
How Often?

You can use this pack every day, just how you use a moisturizer.

Why This Works?

The pack is anti-fungal and therefore heals skin burns and irritations naturally. It is soothing to the skin, and hydrates and rejuvenates it.

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Skin burns can take the life out of you. They cause pain, itching, irritation and what not. Before you douse it with chemicals to heal it, try aloe vera – it relieves the burns naturally, and they disappear in no time. Check the remedies above and give them a shot.

Expert’s Answers For Readers’ Questions

Is it better to use a store-bought aloe vera gel or a fresh aloe vera gel from a plant to treat the burns?

You can use either a store-bought gel or freshly plucked aloe depending upon what you prefer and the availability.

How immediately can I use aloe vera gel after the burn?

You can aloe vera gel on the burns immediately after cooling the burn under some cold water.

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