Lavender Oil: Using lavender oil for burns November 08 2013

Days Island lavender oil, comes from the botanical species 
(Lavandula angustifolia) and is native to the western regions of the Mediterranean. 
Lavender oil has amazing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make it 
extremely beneficial for use on burns. 
From a common sunburn to a more severe contact burn, lavender oil works wonders in 
regard to easing pain and reducing healing time. Diligent use of this oil can also assist in 
the reduction of scarring to the affected area, as well as ease the annoying itch experienced 
when burned skin begins to heal. 
How to use lavender oil to treat burns:
At first burn exposure, fill a bowl with very cold water. Add a few drops of lavender oil and 
soak the affected area for at least 10 minutes to cool and calm. 
Create a burn compress by adding 10-15 drops of essential oil to a cup of cool water. Soak a 
soft washcloth in this mixture and apply to the burned area. 
For use on smaller burns, place a few drops on a cotton ball or Q-tip and apply gently to the 
affected area. 
For larger burns, or those that are too painful to dab/touch directly, place 20-30 (or 
more) drops in a spray bottle of distilled water. Spray on affected areas many periodically 
throughout the day to reduce pain and ease inflammation. As an optional addition: add a 
few tablespoons of aloe juice to this mixture for added benefits. This is especially effective 
on sunburns. 
As always, before you begin any sort of regimen using essential oils, please consult with 
your physician, naturopath, or aromatherapist before doing so. The use of oils can be very 
empowering and effective in the treatment of a variety of ailments. However, use your own 
discretion; the medical community is there to help us when oils can't.