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Guest Post – Lavender Essential Oil for Cuts and Burns

Have a cut or burn?

OUCH! 

Grab the Lavender Essential Oil!

young living lavender essential oil

Did you know that lavender is known as the “universal oil?”

If in doubt, use lavender. Young Living Lavender essential oil is an oil that every person should have. It is an antiseptic, antibacterial, sedative, anti-inflammatory oil and no family or home should be without this oil. I wonder how I ever lived with out it. Since I have been using essential oils, I can’t imagine my life without them, nor do I ever want to.

When we have a cut or a burn, we run for our lavender oil. Lavender oil and burns have a long history. Greeks and Romans used lavender for burns in ancient times. A French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse in the early 1900s was working in his lab and burned his hand severely. He then stuck his hand in a nearby container of lavender oil. At the time, he thought it was water, but later found out it was lavender oil. He discovered his hand not only stopped hurting, it healed faster and didn’t scar.

First degree and some second degree burns can be helped quickly and simply. When it is a minor burn, you can use lavender oil safely and naturally to treat it. Not only will lavender help fight infections, lessen blistering and scarring, and promote healing, it will also help relax you. When you have burned yourself, your emotions will rise, so lavender helps keep you calm. For larger burns, pour lavender oil onto a gauze or cloth and apply to the burn every few hours.

When it comes to cuts/wounds, we use lavender oil as well. Having children means someone is always getting a cut or a scrape. If it is not my children, it is a friend of theirs. Lavender helps heal a wound due to its antibacterial cleansing properties. Simply place a drop or two of lavender oil directly on the cut and re apply every few hours, as needed.
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Lavender Salve for Burns

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Shea Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut oil
  • 1 capsule Vitamin E
  • 10 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil

Directions

  1. Place the shea butter, beeswax and oil in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until they’re melted. 
  2. Remove from heat and add the lavender essential oil and vitamin E. 
  3. Pour into a glass jar. 
  4. Store in a cool, dark place.

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About Carrie- The Young Living Oil Lady

Carrie, owner of Young Living Oil Lady, loves people and desires to listen and help them whether it is a spiritual, physical, mental, or emotional need. Because of her love for people, sports, fitness, health and overall wellness, she decided to go back to school, after she received her degree in Psychology, to become a Physical Therapist. Upon completion of her degree, she worked at a Sports Medicine Clinic, mainly treating athletes. She worked until the Lord blessed her and her husband with their first child. She left her role as a career woman to stay home with her newborn son. She has been a stay at home mom ever since! This “stay at home” path led her down the road of homeschooling her now two adorable sons. She uses the word of God as her plumb line and is very passionate about her Lord and Savior. She believes God created everything in the garden for our good. She uses all natural products, loves raw whole foods, and prefers Young Living essential oils versus popping pills. She shares her passion for healthy living on her blog. 

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Comments

  1. Wow, I had no idea that lavender could heal burns and cuts like that. From the before and after pictures the burn looks practically gone. I knew lavender was great for calming anxiety, and so it makes sense to use it to eliminate the resulting panic from burns. Why bother with the polysporin when you can use this?

    I usually apply either aloe vera or honey to burns to help them heal.

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