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Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Kiersten James

I share my favorite homemade natural burn cream for quick, soothing relief and to encourage accelerated healing.

Burns happen to the best of us with pain as the common denominator. Whip up a batch of this homemade natural burn cream for instant, soothing relief.

*Note: this homemade natural burn cream is only for first and second-degree burns. Third-degree burns are a medical emergency and require treatment from your closest emergency department.

What to do when a burn happens – Initial first aid:

  1. Immediately remove any clothing that was burned by flame or exposed to chemicals (in cases of chemical burns).
  2. Immerse the affected area into cold water to minimize tissue damage and slow the inflammatory process.
  3. Keep the injured body part submerged in cold water for 30 minutes.
  4. Wash the burned area with cool water and a mild soap. This may be painful but it is necessary to prevent infection.
  5. Any embedded material such as tar, asphalt, clothing, or glass should not be scraped out. Flush the area with very large amounts of cool water.
  6. Apply burn cream to injured site. Leave open to air for superficial burns.

Symphytum officinale (Comfrey)

Comfrey is a powerful anti-inflammatory which accelerates healing of open wounds, sprains, and bruises when applied topically.

*Comfrey is highly toxic when ingested. Severe liver failure or death may result. Never take comfrey by mouth.

Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender)

Lavender fights infection; repairs skin cells; reduces pain, swelling, and scarring.

Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum)

Helichrysum heals injuries from the inside out; reduces pain, swelling, and scarring.

Homemade natural burn cream ingredients

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles
  • 2 tablespoons dried Symphytum officinale – leaves
  • 10 drops Lavandula angustifolia essential oil
  • 10 drops Helichrysum italicum essential oil
  • 2oz glass salve jar

How to Make Homemade Natural Burn Cream

  1. Add olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax pastilles to a double boiler over low-medium heat.
  2. Add dried comfrey and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and strain through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer into a small glass bowl.
  4. Stir in aloe vera gel, lavender, and helichrysum essential oils.
  5. Pour into a labeled glass container for storage and let cool until solidified

Storing your homemade natural burn cream

Store in a cool, dark place. Use within 3 months. Keeping the jar in the refrigerator prolongs the life of the cream and offers cooling relief when applied.

Considerations for pregnancy and young children

  • Do not use on children under 2 years of age.
  • Safe for topical use in pregnancy.
  • Do not ingest.

Other essential oils you can include in your homemade natural burn cream that are effective for treating burns:

  • Tea tree
  • Roman chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Bergamot
  • Niaouli
Homemade Natural Burn Cream

Homemade Natural Burn Cream

Yield: 4oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

I share my favorite homemade natural burn cream for quick, soothing relief and encourage accelerated healing.

Materials

  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon beeswax pastilles
  • 2 tablespoons dried Symphytum officinale - leaves
  • 10 drops Lavandula angustifolia essential oil
  • 10 drops Helichrysum italicum essential oil
  • 2oz glass salve jar

Tools

  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
  • Double boiler or glass jar in water
  • Small glass bowl

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil, coconut oil, and beeswax pastilles to a double boiler over low-medium heat.
  2. Add dried comfrey and simmer for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and strain through a cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer into a small glass bowl.
  4. Stir in aloe vera gel, lavender, and helichrysum essential oils.
  5. Pour into a labeled glass container for storage and let cool until solidified.

Notes

STORING YOUR HOMEMADE NATURAL BURN CREAM

Store in a cool, dark place. Use within 3 months. Keeping the jar in the refrigerator prolongs the life of the cream and offers cooling relief when applied.

CONSIDERATIONS FOR PREGNANCY AND YOUNG CHILDREN

  • Do not use on children under 2 years of age.
  • Safe for topical use in pregnancy.
  • Do not ingest.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is for educational purposes only.

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