Thursday, November 10, 2011

Did you Burn Yourself -- Honey?


It's not just for bears.

When you burn yourself, whether it's with the curling iron, a hot pan, the microwave steam burn (you KNOW which one I mean!!!), or whatever, the best thing that I know to do is put honey on it right away!  If there is food on the burn, be sure to wash the food off first with cold water.  Then apply a thin coat of honey to the burned area.  Honey has healing properties that take away the sting and the redness.  The longer you are able to leave it on, the better, of course.

Yesterday, I burned my thumb when popping popcorn on the stove.  Somehow, the potholder allowed a bit of steam or hot oil or something come through one of the stitches in the potholder, and it burnt me.  And it HURT!  I put honey on it, and was only able to leave it there for about 15 minutes, but it did the trick.  No burn mark, no redness, no pain. 

I promise!

(Please do not rely on this method for a major burn that needs professional medical attention!  If you need professional medical attention for a burn, please get it!!!)

Mama Bear


  1. Thanks for this hint - my husband is always burning himself on the woodstove during the winter.

  2. Interesting tip. I hadn't heard this one before.