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Benefits of Using Lavender Oil for Burns – 6 DIY’s

Benefits of Using Lavender Oil for Burns – 6 DIY’s

Lavender Oil for Burns

Lavender oil has antimicrobial properties. It has been used from centuries to prevent various infections and combat fungal and bacterial disorders. Many studies proved that Lavender oil offers a lot of benefits. Research shows that lavender oil speeds the process of healing burns, cuts, scrapes and wounds.

Lavender oil promotes wound healing(1) in the early phase by accelerating the formation of granulation tissue (tissue from the healing surface of the skin) and promoting collagen synthesis.

Active ingredients of lavender oil include 40% linalyl acetate and 31.5% linalool, which possess analgesic and anesthetic effects. Although present in just a small amount, 5.16% of beta-caryophyllene adds to the anti-inflammatory effect of the oil. Terpinen-4-ol, which accounts for 4%, is an antibacterial agent like linalool.

The lavender essential oil has antibacterial, antiseptic(2) and circulatory stimulating properties. This makes it an apt remedy for treating minor burns.

Germs and bacteria cause infection and scarring, so using lavender oil for burns will help prevent them and ensure a speedy recovery.

Lavender oil is totally natural. There are various ‘burn creams’ available in the market but the contain chemicals. The benefits of lavender oil in treating burns is far better than that of chemical creams.

If you prefer to seek natural remedies for treating burns, Lavender essential oil is a great alternative.

How to Use Lavender Essential Oil for Burns

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The first step to treat a burn on the skin is to keep it under cold running water for at least ten minutes. Do not use ice directly on the skin.

Method – 1 (Lavender and Aloe Vera)

Cut a nice thick leaf of Aloe Vera and scoop out the gel. Put this in a small bowl. Add 10 to 12 drops of Lavender essential oil to it. Mix well to a paste-like consistency. Apply generously onto the burnt area.

How Many Times:

You can apply this mixture twice a day.

Benefits:

This mixture has amazing healing properties because the lavender oil desensitizes the nerves, relieves pain and boosts healing. The Aloe Vera gel offers a cooling effect and seals the moisture pushing the lavender inside the skin.

[Read: Aloe Vera for Burns]

Method – 2 (Direct Application of Lavender Oil)

Apply undiluted lavender essential oil directly to the burnt area. You can use a clean cotton ball for this.

How Many Times:

Do this 2-3 times daily until the burn has healed completely.

Benefits:

The lavender essential oil has antibacterial, antiseptic and circulatory stimulating properties. This makes it an apt remedy for treating minor burns.

[Read: Wondrous Essential Oils for Burns]

Method – 3 (Lavender oil spray)

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Take 1 cup of distilled water. Add 10 to 12 drops of Lavender essential oil to it and give a nice mix. Transfer this mixture to a spray bottle and use it to spray the liquid onto the burnt area.

How Many Times:

You can use this spray 2 to 3 times a day

Benefits:

Germs and bacteria cause infection and scarring, so using lavender oil for burns will help prevent them and ensure a speedy recovery.

Method – 4 (Lavender Dressing)

Take a clean sterile gauze patch or a clean cloth and apply 10 to 12 drops of Lavender oil to it. Cover the burnt area with this and leave it for about 6 to 8 hours.

How Many Times:

Change the cloth every 6 to 8 hours till the burn heals.

Benefits:

Lavender oil promotes wound healing in the early phase by accelerating the formation of granulation tissue and promoting collagen synthesis.

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Method – 5 (Lavender Burn Salve)

Take 2 ounces of raw honey in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to it. Add 20 drops of Lavender essential oil and mix well to an even consistency. Apply this mixture generously on the burnt areas. Cover the burns with a clean cloth or an adhesive bandage.

How Many Times:

Apply this mixture once and tie the bandage till the burn heals.

Benefits:

Treating burns with this mixture is very effective and the results are amazing too. The antibacterial, antiseptic properties of Honey and Lavender oil heal burns faster.

Method – 6 (Lavender and Coconut Oil)

Take half a spoon of coconut oil and add 3 to 5 drops of Lavender essential oil to it. Mix well. Apply this mixture onto the burnt area. You can use a cotton ball to apply it.

How Many Times:

You can apply this mixture 2 to 3 times a day.

Benefits:

Coconut Oil keeps your skin moisturized. It also boosts collagen production. This helps in reducing scars. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, applying virgin coconut oil to your burn helps in reducing swelling and relieve pain.

The antibacterial, antiseptic and circulatory stimulating properties of Lavender essential oil makes it an apt remedy for treating minor burns.

The best way to use Lavender essential oil for burns is via a combination of the above methods. Wash the burnt area first with cold running water.

Lavender essential oil is generally not used directly but is used blending it with a carrier oil like coconut oil or olive oil, though there are some exceptions to this.

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