Saturday started with a kitchen accident. As I was pouring boiling water, prepping my morning mug of hearty Irish tea, the teapot lid fell off. A cloud of scalding, concentrated steam enveloped three fingers of my right hand. Instant, intense PAIN! Burned badly, I dropped the pot on the stovetop, turning towards the sink to run cold water over my fingers.
With a burn, it’s CRITICAL to cool the skin and deeper layers as quickly as possible. The longer the tissues are over heated the more damage occurs. Standing at the sink I gathered my wits, planned first aid strategy considering which essential oils to use. Decided to