Toss out the Ointment

As my family and I continue to travel this journey of using essential oils for a multitude of ailments instead of medicines from our cabinet or pharmacy, I have realized that I haven’t had a need to reach for Neosporin Ointment since purchasing my oils almost a year ago!  Instead of dabbing a little Neosporin and a band-aid on a scraped knee or bloody cut, we just place a drop or two of lavender essential oil on it!  How exciting to see the healing properties of an essential oil take place right before your eyes.

This is a picture of my youngest son.  He is 15 months old and loves to climb anywhere he can and do everything his big brother does.  On Sunday evening (8/17) he literally took a nose dive off the couch onto the carpet.  When we put him to bed that night, about 15 minutes after the fall, his nose was just red.  When he woke up in the morning his nose had scabbed over!

Kalan nose collageI took the top left picture on Monday morning after I saw that it was a scab.  We put lavender on it multiple times that day and the next.  In the late afternoon on Tuesday (the 19th) I gave him a bath and his scab (that was looking yucky and infected) came off in the tub.  I took a picture of him right after his bath.  We put on more lavender and kept going!

By the 21st a much healthier scab had formed.  He had that scab for a few days.  On the 24th his scab came off when he was playing with daddy.  Little did we know that the lavender was helping him grow new skin underneath!  It was so neat to see it!

Then today on the 26th it is barely noticeable.  He has fresh pretty pink skin and no scar!  Lavender is amazing and I don’t think we will ever go back to Neosporin.

My first Lavender Post also showed the healing power of lavender on my little guy’s face, but this time around was just much more amazing to me.

Lavender’s Handy Little Medicinal Properties~ Lavender is an antiseptic, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-tumoral, anti-convulsant, vasodilating, relaxant, anti-inflammatory, reduces blood fat/cholesterol, combats excess sebum on skin.

Application of Young Living Lavender~ Topical: apply 2-4 drops on location or VitaFlex points.  Aromatic: Inhale directly or diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.  Dietary: Put 2 drops in a capsule up to 3 times daily.

How you can use Young Living Lavender~ *Apply to cuts, scrapes, burns/sunburns, cold sores, insect bites, rashes, acne, ingrown toenails or bruises to speed healing.  *Use in a capsule, teaspoon of honey, or swipe directly on the inside of mouth on the cheek for allergy relief.  *Diffuse, use in an epsom salt bath, or apply topically to promote relaxation and/or sleep.  *Swipe on the bridge of the nose and around nostrils for sinus drainage.  *Massage into abdomen to relieve menstrual problems and PMS.

Have you used Lavender before to promote healing for your body?  I’d love to hear more experiences of how you have used Lavender in your life!  What other moments has Lavender come to your rescue?  It is nick-named the “swiss-army knife of essential oils” because it has so many fabulous uses.

Want to learn more about Essential Oils and how they can help you?  Visit my Oils 101 section.

Would you like to get some oils for yourself or someone you love?  Go to How to Get Oils section on the blog.


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