Burn yourself cooking? Learn how to soothe your kitchen burn with One Quick Tip by keeping aloe in the refrigerator!
My hands and arms are battle scarred. Klutziness aside – and I am, in case you were wondering – kitchen burns are inevitable when you cook as much as I do! Each scar is a memory, a dish, and a reminder to be more careful!
But one thing I’ve learned is to how to soothe those kitchen burns, and the one essential item I always have in my refrigerator is…aloe vera.
I keep the aloe at the ready and always chilled, because if you’ve ever had a burn, you understand, it’s important to lower the temperature of your skin, and sometimes running it under cool water is not enough. And you don’t want to ice it, since ice can cause frostbite on delicate skin.
So after you run the skin under cool water, it helps to apply chilled aloe to soothe and cool the skin. Then if you wish, you can lightly cover it with a sterile bandage or cloth to protect the burn.
Chilled aloe is extra soothing for kitchen burns, moisturizing, and helps prevent blistering and scarring. Once you’ve tried cool aloe straight from the fridge, you won’t want to use it any other way! It’s also handy for sunburns.
Of course, keeping an aloe plant on the kitchen counter is another wonderful way to be ready for those mishaps — simply cut an outer leaf (cut the entire leaf) from the base, and apply the gel immediately.
I hope you find this helpful, and honestly, I hope you don’t have to use this tip any time soon — burns are no fun. It goes without saying, but I will say it anyway, this works perfectly for your standard, minor burns — if you are suffering from a serious incident, do seek medical attention.
What is your go-to method for soothing a kitchen burn?
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