Every week (or so), I get a big pot of boiling water going and I sterilize all of my son’s bottles. Last week when I was taking the bottles out, I happened to get some scalding hot water on my fingers.. OUCH!!
Needless to say, I was hurting. So I grabbed the closest jar of lotion to me and put some on my fingers. The pain subsided a little as I was able to go and get some band aids to put over top of my fingers. Throughout the day, I kept putting on the Lavender Lotion and the next morning – no blisters! My fingers barely had any red marks either!
My experience was much like René-Maurice Gattefossé’s, who is one of the founders of aromatherapy. (In fact, he was the first to officially publish the term “aromatherapie”). Around 1910, Gattefosse was working in his lab when he was burned while working on an experiment. Knowing the properties of Lavender, he used it to treat his burn in hopes that it would reduce the likelihood of blisters… and voila! it worked.
Anyway, if you’d like to buy the lotion I used to treat my burn, you can purchase it at my Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/177052345/lavender-lotionbody-butter-all-natural?
If you’d like to make one of your own, here’s a fantastic recipe!
DIY Lavender Burn Cream
- 1 oz beeswax (Find Organic Beeswax Here)
- 5.5 to 6.0 oz. coconut oil (Find Organic Coconut Oil here)
- The more coconut oil you add, the softer and more meltable your cream will be
- 10-15 drops Lavender Essential oil (Find Lavender Essential Oil Here)
- Melt beeswax and coconut oil together in a double boiler
- Take off the heat
- Add 10-15 drops of Lavender Essential oil
- Pour into a heat resistant container
That’s it! This recipe should last 1-2 years on your shelf (no water = longer shelf life). I use it for kitchen burns, sun burns, cuts, and dry skin. In fact, I keep a jar in my purse, kitchen and bathroom!
Note: Because this cream has lots of coconut oil, it may melt in temperatures above 75 degrees.