Now we have the dreadful use of the CAPS lock key out of the way, please let me first appologise for its use, I loathe it... It makes my eyes want to explode, but I have to make sure i cover my bases. For the record I am a fully qualified HSE First Aider and am therefore qualified to administer emergency aid.
If you have the common sense to use this information without causing yourself injury ... please read on to the next step.
Step 1: Sitting Comfortably? Then I'll Begin
Knowing that I had only obtained a MINOR burn, I decided to treat it with Aloe Vera which has many medicinal properties. In burns it soothes the sting, cools the skin and speeds up recovery time (IN MY EXPERIENCE)
Over the next few steps I shall show you how to harvest the Aloe Vera and how to administer it. Apologies for the poor photo quality, as when I burnt my self I only had my cellphone on me, so where I have googled the images I have accredited them to the sites they rightly belong to.
Step 2: Step One: Harvesting!
All you need do, is feel your plant and without pressing too hard, squease the 'leaves', if they feel soft and 'springy' they are good to use, as thease leaves are full of a Gel which I LOVE to call Aloe Snot, and shall be refering to it as thus from here on in. Once you have found a nice thick bit, grab a knife or a pair of scissors and chop a peice off. This doesnt damage the plant. As you can see Brian is quite happy, eventually the severed end (thats still attached to the plant) will seal over and all will be well.
Don't bother harvesting any thin/ hard bits, as you will get very little gel.
If you are cutting from a pre-existing leaf stump... you'll only really need about an inch of leaf... depending on the size of your owwie
Step 3: Step Two: Aloe Vera Snot
Just let the Aloe Vera soak into the skin and re-apply as/when you think you need to (generally if it starts hurting again)
Step 4: Well... Thats It Folks!
Stay safe, and if you have any doubts please PLEASE PLEASE go to see a doctor... 'If in doubt check it out''