Learning how to deal with a burn from oven will help dramatically if this occurrence were to ever arise. In most cases of oven burns, the injury can be treated at home (using methods detailed below), although if your skin becomes blackened or numb following a burn from the oven, you should seek medical help immediately.

What to Put on a Burn from Oven

There are three levels that categorize the degree of burn you may experience from an oven. These are first, second and third degree burns. First degree burns only cause damage to the outer layer of the skin (causing swelling and redness). Second degree burns also cause swelling and redness but also damages one’s second layer of skin, leading to the formation of blisters. Third degree burns can cause the skin to become numb and blacken (or even turn white). Third degree burns are considered medical emergencies so should be attended to immediately by a medical professional. For less severe burns, check out the tips below:

Procedure for All Burns

The fist thing to do is to discontinue your contact with the heat source, in this case, your oven. Try to minimize the amount of heat you are exposed to. For first and second degree burns, wash or soak the burn in cool water (not cold) for 10-15 minutes then cover the area with a clean cloth or non-adhesive, sterile bandage. For third degree burns, do not wash the burn or apply anything over it as this can increase the likelihood of an infection. Immediately call emergency help before covering loosely.

What Not to Use

Before ascertaining what to put on a burn from oven, it is wise to understand what not to use first to ensure you don't exacerbate the injury. You should never use ice as this will likely cause more damage to the skin. Very cold water should also be avoided. Some claim that butter is an affective burn treatment though this is not the case as butter contains unwanted bacteria, and also retains heat.

Treating Minor Oven Burns

If your burn isn't serious and doesn't require medical attention, then try the methods below to self-heal your injury (though always remember to wash under cool water and dress the injury first, once the burn has cooled (which can take up to two days) then you can try these remedies:


Aloe-Vera has been shown to speed up one’s recovery time following a minor burn, and also has pain relieving benefits, as well as being anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial. When paired with lavender essential oil (which has similar qualities), this method is even more affective. Simply mix ten drops of lavender with one tablespoon of Aloe-Vera in a clean and sterile bowl. Apply the mixture to the area of the burn whenever needed, just be sure to tightly wrap and cover the mixture when you are not using it.



Much like the items listed above, honey can be a great natural remedy for treating minor burns, albeit a messy one. Simply apply the honey liberally to your injury then cleanly dress the wound. When doing this method, try and use medical honey if possible, if you can't find medical honey, always use a high-quality organic variety.


Minty Toothpaste

When learning what to put on a burn from oven, a simple solution is minty toothpaste. Most households will have this, making it easily accessible to the majority of people. Simply coat the toothpaste over your injury after it has been washed with cool water.


Tea bags

These items are also easily accessible in most households, and can be helpful in treating minor burns due to the tannin within them. Simply grab a fresh tea bag and dip it into cold water (not hot/boiling), then apply to the injured area.



White vinegar or apple cider vinegar are both helpful in treating burns. Not only are these vinegars anti-inflammatory, they can also help to relieve pain and itchiness associated with a minor burn, as well as decrease the likelihood of an infection occurring.



Full-fat milk and yogurt can help to both heal skin and relieve burn symptoms due to the proteins and fats within them. Soaking one’s arm in full-fat milk for around fifteen minutes will likely give you immediate relief from pain and soreness associated with minor burns.


Vanilla Extract

Gently dab some vanilla extract onto your burn by using a cotton swab. The burn will cool as the vanilla extract and the alcohol within it begin to evaporate off of your skin.


Coconut oil

Grab a high quality coconut oil to treat minor burns at home. Coconut oil contains vitamin E, which is known for its skin healing properties. Coconut oil is also antibacterial and anti-fungal due to specific fatty acids within it, helping you to ensure that your burn remains clean and free from infection.



Now you have ascertained what to put on a burn from oven, you may wish to learn more methods to speed your healing. There are two main vitamins to consider when hoping to speed up your healing process after suffering a burn – C & E. Vitamin C has many benefits for the body, including promoting the production of collagen (which is great for healing skin). Vitamin E, as mentioned, helps to repair one’s skin. These vitamins can be consumed via diet or supplementation.



If the pain from a burn becomes too much to deal with, then some over-the-counter painkillers can be useful in diminishing the level of pain you are experiencing.


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