This Mediterranean native plant is renowned for its aromatic and medicinal value. Lavender oil has significant role in aromatherapy; its exceptional nutritional profile does wonder when applied over the skin.
Lavender oil for burns was first discovered by a French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse in 1990 when he burned his hand in an experiment and unexpectedly dropped his hand in lavender oil container. Fortunately, the burn stopped hurting and healed quickly.
Broadly burns are of 3 types, minor burns are most common in kitchen. Not only fire, chemicals, hot liquids and steam can burn your sensitive skin. Though severe burns need medical attention, minor burns can be treated at home using lavender oil.
How Lavender Oil Can Treat Burns?
- Lavender oil is exhibits antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activity. Burns often accompanied by inflammation and infectious bacteria, topically applying this oil will reduce pain and thwart infection causing germs. (1)
- Linalyl acetate and linalool residing in this essential oil shows analgesic and anesthetic effect, which relives you from pain.
- Whereas beta-caryophyllene exhibits anti-inflammatory property and linalool shows antibacterial effect. (2)
- Assorted properties in lavender oil enhance healing of burns, cuts and wounds.
How to Use Lavender Oil on Burns?
Studies prove that topically applying diluted lavender oil can effectively treat skin ailments. Anyhow, experts avoid using concentrated or raw lavender oil; you must dilute it with other essential oil or coconut oil before using it.
1. Lavender Oil and Water
Mix organic lavender oil with equal ratio of distilled water. Pour the mixed solution in a spray bottle and spray it over the affected parts. For positive results experts recommend using of this innate remedy regularly.
2. Lavender Oil and Aloe Gel
Aloe gel has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial property. It’s renowned for hydrating dry skin and healing minor wounds.
Dilute this essential oil with 1/2 cup of fresh aloe gel thoroughly and apply topically over burns. Best time to apply this remedy is before going to bed.
3. Coconut Oil and Lavender Oil
Coconut oil is renowned source of saturated fats, which helps in moisturizing skin and fastens the healing process.
Coconut oil and lavender oil mixture can be used to treat chronic skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis and acne. Take two ingredients in equal ratio and mix thoroughly. Apply it over burns regularly to enhance the healing process.
Even some hospitals use lavender oil to treat burns and other skin ailments. You can add this essential oil to tea, food or salads.