How to Use Manuka Honey As a Natural Burn Balm

Monday, 23 July 2018 | Fiona

 

burn arm

Chefs know Manuka honey is a kitchen essential, not only for its delicious taste, but as natural first aid for the cuts and burns that frequently happen while cooking.

Manuka honey has natural healing and antioxidant properties that make it the perfect burn balm.

Research shows that when applied to the skin, high-grade Manuka honey helps prevent infection, provides soothing relief and speeds natural wound repair. It forms a protective layer and prevents dryness to aid healing and help prevent scarring.

Manuka Honey for Kitchen Burns

Keep Manuka honey on hand in the kitchen as quick first aid for minor burns and cuts (and to make the best Manuka honey smoothies!).

As soon as possible, apply a layer of high-MGO Manuka honey to the affected area and cover with an adhesive bandage (chef’s tip – kitchen cling film also works perfectly to cover the area and keep the honey in place). Reapply the Manuka honey twice daily until the skin looks normal again.

DIY Manuka Honey Sunburn Balm

Make your own quick and easy Manuka honey sunburn balm – simply mix 1 part Manuka honey to 3 parts of your favourite natural body lotion, face cream or hand cream, and apply liberally to your sunburnt bits.

This should provide quick soothing relief to calm hot red skin, help repair skin damage and moisturise the skin without any stickiness. Repeat for a few days to fully nourish and restore the skin.

 

*Sterilised Medical grade Manuka honey is recommended for serious open wounds. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.