Remedy: Lavender Oil
Lavender oil is an essential oil, distilled from the flower spikes or leaves of lavender. It is used as a component in many perfumes, and in aromatherapy. The scent has a calming effect, relaxing and reducing anxiety. It relieves pain from tension headaches when rubbed on the skin or breathed as a vapour. When added to a vaporizer, it may aid in the treatment of coughs and respiratory infections. On the skin, it may be used as a mosquito repellent, and to relieve mosquito bites.
Comment posted by Deborah E. of North Manchester, Indiana, USA on 1 September 2014 at 11:9 2840
I used it several times for small burns and it eased the pain quickly. No scarring noted.
Comment posted by Capricorn of Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland on 9 March 2013 at 6:29 1031
Many years ago a work colleague of mine burned her hands while lighting a bonfire. She said she treated the burns with essential oil of lavender, and highly recommended it. (I don't know if she had first or second degree burns). I have followed her advice whenever I've experienced minor burns or scalds (from touching a hot iron or removing something from the grill/oven usually). I use neat lavender oil straight away and it always relieves the pain within minutes. I then forget about it and find that it's healed in next to no time. I'd recommend keeping a bottle in the medicine cupboard or first aid kit.