9 Natural Ways To Use Aloe Vera For Burns

Medically Reviewed by Dr.Vindhya L Veerula, MD, FAAD, Dermatologist
Written by Kushneet Kukreja

Aloe vera is that magic plant that each of us needs to own. There is no exaggeration in calling it a magic plant with the multitude of benefits it holds for your skin and hair. You can use aloe vera for burns, soothing your skin, improving its texture, etc.

Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties. You may apply aloe vera to the affected area to repair the skin and fasten the healing process.

You can also mix it with other healing agents to get better results. This article discusses the several benefits aloe vera has on your skin and how to use it. Keep reading.

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

Pure aloe vera extract for speedy healing of burns

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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 (1).

2. Tea Tree Oil And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with tea tree oil for burns

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You Will Need
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 antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic. It prevents the affected area from getting infected. Be careful with undiluted tea tree oil. It can cause both an allergic or irritant dermatitis (aka a burn or a rash) (2).

3. Honey and Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with honey to cool burns

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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 burnt areas (3).

4. Lavender Oil And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with lavender oil to prevent blistering from burns

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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 (4).

5. Vitamin E And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with vitamin E to reduce inflammation

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You Will Need
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 free radicals and reduce redness and inflammation (5).

6. Turmeric And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with turmeric for skin regeneration

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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 (6).

7. Wheat Germ Oil And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with wheat germ oil to decrease itching

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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 (7).

8. Ice Cubes And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with ice cubes to heal burns

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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 marigold flowers contain antioxidants that heal the burns and soothe irritations (8).

9. Coconut Oil And Aloe Vera

Aloe vera with coconut oil to hydrate your skin

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You Will Need
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 antifungal and therefore heals skin burns and irritations naturally. It is soothing to the skin, and hydrates and rejuvenates it (9).

Aloe vera has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of skin ailments. You can use aloe vera for burns and improving the overall texture of the skin. If you have an aloe vera plant at your home, cut the leaf open, collect the gel and apply it on the burnt area. It will provide a soothing and cooling effect on the skin. You can combine aloe vera with turmeric, tea tree oil, or honey to protect the wound from getting reinfected and keep your skin hydrated.

Frequently Asked 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?

Freshly plucked aloe is the best! Often, the store-bought gel contains added coloring agents and preservatives.

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

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

Sources

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK74820/
  2. Essential oils and metal ions as alternative antimicrobial agents: a focus on tea tree oil and silver
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7949732/
  3. Topical Application of Honey for Burn Wound Treatment – an Overview
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3188068/
  4. Wound healing potential of lavender oil by acceleration of granulation and wound contraction through induction of TGF-β in a rat model
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4880962/
  5. Effectiveness of topical α-Tocopherol Acetate in burn infection treatment
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7197917/
  6. Curcumin: a novel therapeutic for burn pain and wound healing
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23902423/
  7. Evaluation of the Wheat Germ Oil Topical Formulations for Wound Healing Activity in Rats
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34486347/
  8. A systematic review of Calendula officinalis extract for wound healing
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31145533/
  9. Burn wound healing property of Cocos nucifera: An appraisal
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2792613/
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Dr.Vindhya L Veerula

(MD, FAAD)
Dr. Veerula (Dr. V) is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of... more

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