When you’re in a hurry, don’t curl your hair. That’s what I’ve learned no less than four times in the past month and a half.
Don’t just slap a bandaid on said four wounds and expect things to heal up like normal.
Yes. Getting ready for my wedding and the special celebratory dinners afterwards, has left me with more than a few burns; second degree burns to be exact. I basically “sort of” learned how to use a curling wand on my wedding day which more or less translates to “an accident waiting to happen”.
The first burn was no biggie. It bubbled but was easy to cover up with concealer until I could look at it later. I’m a wuss when it comes to treating injuries, so the second one was really yucky to look at from the very beginning. Just slap a bandaid on it they said. It will be fine they said.
No. It wasn’t fine. When I peeled off the bandaid later, the plastic coating on the cotton padding was stuck to the burn. It didn’t look good. Not good at all.
Now that things have begun to simmer down after so many exciting events, I was finally able to treat the burns properly, meaning lots of disinfecting.
DIY Disinfecting Wound Wash
This disinfecting wound wash recipe is great to use on all manner of open wounds, including burns. It kills bacteria, washes away debris, sterilizes wounds, and speeds up healing. This allows ointments and healing oils to absorb more efficiently.
Loving Preparation- Disinfecting Wound Wash
This disinfecting wound wash is simple and quick to throw together and should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet. It’s convenient to carry around on trips too which makes it a wonderful addition to every first-aid kit.
Here’s how to make it:
• Begin by adding the lavender and tea tree essential oils to the storage bottle of choice. For at home, I use an 8oz squeeze bottle. For travel I use a 1oz dropper bottle.
• Next, add the aloe vera juice and the vodka.
• Cap closed and shake vigorously until well combined.
Before use, shake vigorously to recombine the ingredients. Make sure the wound is clean if possible. I usually use a mild soap and water to wash away dirt and other debris.
Next, apply the disinfecting wash directly on the wound. Make sure to soak the injury.
Gently pat dry and apply your healing ointment or herbal healing oil to the wound before bandaging.
Rinse the wound with the disinfecting wound wash twice a day.
You can also use this wash as an effective acne spot treatment. It also works well on insect bites and stings.
What have been your favorite homemade disinfecting wound washes?
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