Today, I want to talk about something that bailed me out of my own “stupid.” Now, I know that “stupid” cannot be fixed with duct tape (sometimes it can!) but lavender fixed this one.
I was cooking dinner one night. Pork chops…mmm! Anyway, I usually brown them in a skillet and finish cooking them in the oven. That is what I did this night. They looked so good when I took them out of the oven and put the hot skillet on the stovetop. I grabbed plates to serve them and then promptly grabbed the hot skillet handle. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for me to let go of said hot skillet handle. It’s also a good thing that I’m not prone to using swear words. But, as a nurse, I knew to immediately put my hand under some cold running water to remove the heat from the burn….which I did with an amazing quickness!
After that, my husband went to the essential oils cupboard and brought out the Young Living lavender essential oil. I put a couple (2) drops on my burned hand and then we finished serving and eating our dinner. Before we retired for the evening I put 2 more drops of YL lavender essential oil on my hand.
I was amazed when I woke the next morning that my burned hand was no longer burned…no blister…no soreness…just my normal hand. I could use it for all the things I used it for before my “stupid.” Cool!
This is a picture of my oils cabinet. My husband made it for me…he loves woodworking! anyway…
Lavender is amazing! Not only does it work on burns, it smells wonderful. We saw some lavender at Monticello when we visited.
YL lavender essential can be applied neat (without diluting) to your body (not children, dilute first) for a calming and relaxing feeling. I use it on the bottoms of my feet each night before bed. I have been sleeping like a baby and I’m not usually a good sleeper.
It is also antiseptic, antifungal, anti-infammatory, vasodilating (allows for better circulation) and also promotes wound healing/tissue regeneration. It is one of the few essential oils to still be listed in the British Pharmacopoeia.
The herb itself is beautiful and helpful in many ways. Enjoy it as a tea. Put some in your bath water. Put it in your potpourri dish. I once made a cake with it for my Bible study group. Yummy!
What is your favorite use for lavender? Let me know.
Until next time…keep on keepin’ on!