Lavender Essential Oil Heals Minor Burns!
By Neenah Payne
Note: This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.
When I took a doTERRA Essential Oils class in 2015, I learned that Lavender Oil can heal minor burns. I purchased the doTERRA Family Essentials Kit, but I didn’t know if there was any value to Essential Oils. While I was skeptical, I was also intrigued. So, I subconsciously arranged a way to test the knowledge!
Although I had never burned myself before, a few days after the class, I burned my wrist when I reached into the oven! I immediately thought of the Lavender Oil and decided to test it. I guessed it might help, but wasn’t expecting much. So, I was stunned to witness that as I rubbed a drop of Lavender Essential Oil over the burn, the pain INSTANTLY disappeared – completely. Without the Lavender, the burn would have remained very painful, blistered, and may have gotten infected, and /or left a scar. Lavender immediately solved the problem and returned my skin to normal.
A few weeks later, I again burned myself in the oven! Lavender Oil performed just as miraculously the second time! I became a true believer in Lavender and wanted to know more about Essential Oils!
Re-Discovery of Essential Oils
“You can use essential oils for second degree burns that are small to help heal them faster without any infection or scarring. This article will show you which oils are the best and how to use them to make safe and effective DIY burn treatments! Did you know that the knowledge of essential oils was forgotten for a long time and only recently rediscovered by accident when a chemist got his hand burned?! Yup, you read that right! When French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse was working in his lab one day in the early 1900’s, he suffered a severe burn. Immediately, he immersed his hand in a nearby vessel containing none other than…lavender oil! Gattefosse found that over the course of a few days, his hand not only felt much better but also didn’t scar and healed faster. This is how he started researching more on aromatherapy and essential oils and brought the long-lost knowledge out to the open again.”
Essential oils help treat second degree burns in the following ways:
- Fighting infections
- Cooling and soothing the burn
- Preventing blistering
- Reducing or preventing scarring
- Reducing inflammation
- Relieving pain
- Speeding up the rate at which the burn heals
Small second degree burns can be treated at home, but if you have a large burn, then please seek professional medical help.
Top 15 Powerful Essential Oils for Burns describes first, second, third, and fourth degree burns and cautions:
Note: If you have severe burns, you must see a doctor immediately to receive the best treatment and care. Natural remedies such as essential oils are only to be used as first aid and treatment for minor burns. Essential oils may also be used alongside conventional treatment for medium burns.
Lavender Oil for Sunburns
Essential oils are excellent for sunburn as they help to heal and soothe the burns. The natural healing properties of organic oils heal the wounds and burns on skin very quickly. Also, these oils make the skin soft, smoother, moisturized and beautiful. No wonder, why do most natural skin care products have a range of essential oils as ingredients in them. According to a phototherapy research report, essential oils like lavender oil contains antibacterial, antifungal, carminative, and sedative properties effective for burns, skin diseases, wounds, and insect bites.
The instructor of the Essential Oils class I attended explained why she relies exclusively on essential oils from doTerra. She recommended buying them directly from the doTerra site rather than on Amazon to insure purity. I later did my own research and came to agree that doTerra offers the best quality oils.
The doTerra site explains: “Founded in 2008, doTERRA was built on the mission of sharing therapeutic-grade essential oils with the world. Having seen for themselves the incredible benefits that can be had from using these precious resources, a group of health-care and business professionals set out to make this mission a reality. They formed a company and named it doTERRA, a Latin derivative meaning “Gift of the Earth.”
The first hurdle to overcome, however, was to establish a standard of quality in an industry that had never had one. It wasn’t enough to simply provide essential oils to homes around the world; the doTERRA founders were committed to providing only the highest quality and purest essential oils so that families could know with surety that they were using only the best to promote health and wellness for their loved ones. This commitment lead to the creation of a new standard of therapeutic quality: CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®.”
doTERRA sells Essential Oils retail at: https://www.doterra.com/US/en. If you set up an account, you can buy at wholesale prices. Single oils and kits are available. I started with the Family Essentials Kit and Beadlets which contains 10 Essential Oils of 5ml each which was a good way to become acquainted with popular Essential Oils. Through my monthly account with doTerra, I add other oils to my collection as I learn more. Lavender Oil is available in a 15mil bottle and as Lavender Touch (a roll-on) which is easy to keep in your bag and is convenient for travel.
Essential Oils can be applied topically or diffused. Amazon has a wide selection of diffusers which turn off when they run out of water to prevent fires. Amazon also has an assortment of personal diffusers like the Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace shown below. Amazon also has an Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet and other bracelets.
My article Rosemary Protects Against Radiation! explains that Rosemary Oil can be applied to the soles of the feet to help protect against radiation from a growing number of sources including cell phones, cell towers, and the Fukushima site. The radiation threat also includes the rollout of the 5G technology that is causing a great deal of alarm. Note: Rosemary Oil is contra-indicated for anyone who is subject to seizures, as shown further below.
There are many books on Essential Oils. The following two are especially helpful:
1 – The Essential Life, 4th Edition: This 2017 book has six sections that make it easy to find information. Section 1 is an introduction. Section 2 is a Quick Reference that lists ailments from A-Z and recommends 5 Essential Oils for each. Section 3 “Natural Solutions” describes how to use single oils, oil blends, and supplementary products. Section 4 focuses on the use of oils for various parts of the body. Section 5 provides recipes. Section 6 is a supplement.
Note: This book does not provide warnings when an Essential Oil is contra-indicated for various conditions. Contra-indications are often not mentioned online either. For that reason, it is important to have the second book below.
2 – Essential Oils Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing: This 2015 book is a must-have because it is the only one I’ve found so far that provides cautions when there are restrictions on how an oil should be used. For example, it warns that while Rosemary Oil aids memory, it should not be used by anyone who is subject to seizures. It provides the same warning for Peppermint Oil which is good for energy.
Note: Do not use or recommend any essential oil without first checking this book to see if there are any contra-indications! Essential Oils can be very powerful and fast-acting. Take the time to become fully informed so you can use and recommend the oils safely and effectively.
Dr. Josh Axe and Jordan Rubin are co-authors (along with Ty Bollinger) of the 500-page 2017 book Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine. The Amazon Description says: “In a world where medicine cabinets are packed full of prescription medications and synthetic drugs—with lists of dangerous side effects longer than benefits—it’s time to discover a superior alternative with thousands of years of historical backing and current scientific review.“
Healthline’s free 30-page ebook The King’s Medicine Cabinet is an Essential Oils Daily Use Guide.
In the 35-minute video below, Healthline and Jordan discuss the use of Essential Oils for various conditions. The video links to Healthline’s Essential Oils Beginners Guide which provides an index to information about the oils. Healthline has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CBS, NBC and hosts his own PBS Special focusing on digestive wellness. Jordan has degrees in naturopathic medicine, nutrition, and natural therapies. He has written several books and has appeared on more than 300 TV and radio programs worldwide
“Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from plants with tremendous healing properties. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called aromatherapy. For over 5,000 years, many different cultures have used these healing plant oils for a variety of health conditions. They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning, and most often used as natural medicine.
Jordan Rubin and I discuss several essential oils — including frankincense, turmeric, lavender, oregano, clove, tea tree, ylang ylang, and so many more — and how to use each one to help combat common illnesses. Watch to learn the power of essential oils as medicine.”
In the very informative 1-hour video below, Casey Robertson gives a testimonial on the use of the oils and supplements for knee pain. He discusses single oils and blends. The video explains that doTERRA provides a marketing opportunity.
The WorldWideOils site discusses Casey’s experience and that of his wife in marketing doTerra. It points out: “Now, just 7 short years later, their doTERRA business (Worldwide Oils) is producing well over $1 million in sales per month in over 35 countries, with over 30 thousand customers and hundreds of people who are now earning part-time, full-time, and even multiple 6-figure incomes on the Worldwide Oils Team.”
Video: doTERRA Essential Oils 101