In this post, the Top Ten Natural Care Products will include useful tools in addition to homeopathy. Specifically, the focus will be on burns. But all of these items have many uses.
10. Causticum 30C
Causticum is a homeopathic remedy that is made from a mix of minerals, including Potassium and Sulphur. Take a 30C dose as soon as possible after a burn. This would be for burns such as accidentally touching a hot oven rack or a pan when cooking or baking. It will also provides relief for burns to the inside of the mouth if you eat something that has not cooled sufficiently. I remember a client calling me in a panic one day when her young son had done that. Causticum helped immediately. It could also help sunburn, but see below for a better idea for sunburn. The other items below are topical, so if you don’t want to put them in your mouth, Causticum is definitely the first choice.
Causticum can also help a tickly cough that is worse lying down and better from drinking cold water.
11. Calendula Ointment or Cream
Calendula is widely used in a variety of personal care products. It is really soothing for the skin. But did you know it can help burns? Spread it on the burn as soon as possible. Repeat as necessary. Calendula ointment or creme is widely available in health food stores, coops, even everyday grocery stores, such as Byerly’s locally in the Twin Cities of MN. It was one of the first remedies I ever used when I became interested in homeopathy. I had “burned” my lip on a spoonful of ice cream. It was amazing. I try to stay away from Calendula Gel as it can sting, whereas the Ointment or Creme is more soothing.
Calendula ointment is great for small rashes of unknown origin, and other itchy spots. If you have chronic skin conditions, it is okay to use temporarily, but seek constitutional homeopathic care from a professional homeopath to help heal the problem.
12. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is one of the few essential oils that are okay to apply directly to the skin. Lavender is handy in a number of ways. If you are using a deodorant and it is an especially sweaty day, you may want to put some drops directly under your arms or on your feet. You can also apply Lavender Essential Oil to a burn to help it heal faster and prevent blistering. I would do this in combination with the Causticum, if topical use is indicated.
I hope this set of natural care products will find a home in your medicine chest. Please read this past blog to learn more about treating burns with homeopathy.