Did you know that lavender oil is known as the “universal oil?”
If in doubt, use lavender essential oil. It is a known antiseptic, antibacterial, sedative, anti-inflammatory oil and no family or home should be without it. Since I have been using essential oils, I can’t imagine my life without a little lavender at the ready.
When we have a cut or a burn, we run for our lavender oil. Lavender essential oil for burns has a long history. Greeks and Romans used lavender oil 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.
Have a cut or burn? OUCH! Grab the Lavender Essential Oil and Make a Lavender Oil Burn Salve!
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 aid it. Not only will lavender help fight infections, lessen blistering and scarring, and support 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 essential oil onto a gauze or cloth and apply to the burn every few hours.
When it comes to cuts or 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 oil helps 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.
DIY Lavender Salve for Burns
- 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.
- Remove from heat and add the lavender essential oil and vitamin E.
- Pour into a glass jar.
- Store in a cool, dark place.