Lavender Oil for Burns, Cuts and Wounds

by Carrie Raab on August 27, 2012

Lavender Oil for Cuts and Burns

OUCH! Grab the Lavender Essential Oil!

young living lavender essential oil

Did you know that lavender is known as the “universal oil?” 

If in doubt, use lavender. Young Living Lavender essential oil is an oil that every person should have. It is an antiseptic, antibacterial, sedative, anti-inflammatory oil and no family or home should be without this oil. I wonder how I ever lived with out it. Since I have been using essential oils, I can’t imagine my life without them, nor do I ever want to.

When we have a cut or a burn, we run for our lavender oil. Lavender oil and burns have a long history. Greeks and Romans used lavender for burns in ancient times. A French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse in the early 1900s was working in his lab and burned his hand severely. He then stuck his hand in a nearby container of lavender oil. At the time, he thought it was water, but later found out it was lavender oil. He discovered his hand not only stopped hurting, it healed faster and didn’t scar.

First degree and some second degree burns can be helped quickly and simply. When it is a minor burn, you can use lavender oil safely and naturally to treat it. Not only will lavender help fight infections, lessen blistering and scarring, and promote healing, it will also help relax you. When you have burned yourself, your emotions will rise, so lavender helps keep you calm. For larger burns, pour lavender oil onto a gauze or cloth and apply to the burn every few hours.

When it comes to cuts/wounds, we use lavender oil as well. Having children means someone is always getting a cut or a scrape. If it is not my children, it is a friend of theirs. Lavender helps heal a wound due to its antibacterial cleansing properties. Simply place a drop or two of lavender oil directly on the cut and re apply every few hours, as needed. 

young living lavender oil on burn

Lavender Salve for Burn


  • 1/4 cup Shea Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Beeswax, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut oil
  • 1 capsule Vitamin E
  • 10 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil


Place the shea butter, beeswax and oil in the top part of a double boiler, warming slowly over a low heat until they’re melted.  Remove from heat and add the lavender essential oil and vitamin E. Pour into a glass  jar. Store in a cool, dark place.

What do you do when you have a cut or a burn?

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The lavender essential oil of choice that we use is Young Living.The lavender I am referring to in regards to treating burns and was used in this photo is using Young Living lavender oil. The reason why I will not use any other oil is because of the research I have done. Prior to doing my research, I was just buying any oil off the shelf or at a Christian book store. Now that I KNOW there are huge differences in essential oils, I will not put any oil on my body but Young Living oils. If you can not take your essential oil internally, I do not want to put it on my body topically. Can you take your lavender oil internally? Does your bottle say, “not for internal use.”

Today much of the lavender oil sold in America is a hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France, and Tasmania. It is brought into France, cut with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance; propylene glycol, DEP, or DOP (solvents that have no smell and increase the volume) are then added and it is sold in the United States as lavender oil.

Often lavandin is heated to evaporate the camphor and then is adulterated with synthetic linalyl acetate. Most consumers don’t know the difference, and are happy to buy it for $7 to $10 per half ounce in health food stores, beauty salons, etc. This is one of the reasons it is important to know about the integrity of the company or vendor from which you purchase your essential oils.

Recipe and photo was provided by a YL distributor. Thank you for allowing us to re distribute.

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Crystal August 29, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Oh my! This stuff looks great for burns!
If you have time, I’d love for you to stop in and link up in The Mommy Club – mommy resources & solutions. This would be a perfect fit. Feel free to link up others, too!

Have a super week! Off to look around your blog :)



Carrie Raab August 30, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Hey Crystal! Thank you! I would love to share! Blessings :)


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