A simple remedy for burns is a mixture of linseed oil and lime water in equal parts, shaken well and applied instantly. Baking soda will allay the smart of a burn or scald if sifted thickly over the raw surface. Or apply at once cosmoline.
For a burn apply equal parts of white of egg and olive oil mixed together, then cover with a piece of old linen. If applied at once no blister will form. Or apply at once baking soda, then cover with cloth and keep the same wet with cold water.
Break apart an aloe plant and apply nectar immediately.
Apply cider applebutter, scrape a raw potato and bind on with a white cloth, cover with butter or vanilla. This will cool the burn.
Sick Room Hints
This section of the cookbook courtesy of the 1939 8th edition of the Willing Workers Cookbook.
Published at Sumneytown, PA by the Willing Workers Society. Folk remedies from almost 100 years ago.