That being said, here's the fine print: I’m not a doctor. But I have tried various home remedies over the years on my family and myself. I’m sharing some instances when Lavender Oil came to the rescue. Use your own discretion and experience to figure out what will work for you. It's best that you test for your self. See how you react to Lavender by spot testing a drop on your skin or ingesting a drop and seeing if you have any reactions.
Relieve Tooth Pain
A few years ago, I developed a bad toothache that felt like it was on the road to a root canal. Not fun. Dentists. Even less fun, except at parties! I had been using Lavender oil on wounds for many years so I thought, “What the heck! It can’t hurt.” Within a day or two, no more toothache.
- Massage a couple of drops of lavender oil into your gum line to relieve pain and infection. It's gonna hurt but press the gum area where the pain is between your thumb and pointer finger. This will help drain out the infected matter.
- Brush your teeth with an enamel repairing or sensitive gum toothpaste, depending what you need. Sensodyne is is my go-to. It will basically put light layers of enamel protector on your teeth to prevent cavities or repair tooth chipping.
- Cut a strip of dental floss, enough to floss with. Put a couple of drops on your pointer and middle fingers. Rub with your thumb so that you have Lavender oil on all three digits. Take the strip of dental floss and hold it lightly between your lavender oil digits. Pull the floss through so that you coat it with Lavender Oil. Floss your teeth, making sure to get right down to the gum line. Once you're done flossing, swish the lavender Oil around your mouth and pull it through your teeth. .
- Repeat the above three times a day during triage time, twice a day for maintenance.
Heal Burns and Wounds
At our house, we use Lavender oil for burns and on cuts (2 drops applied to the gauzy part of a plaster bandage). It did a bang up healing job that time I accidentally poured boiling water on my hand. I have even used it on gauze to heal a major surgery wound. The nurse who visited the house daily to change my bandage used only Saline water to disinfect. She was impressed at how efficacious Lavender Oil was in my speeding up my healing process.
In case of first or second degree burn:
- Start by cooling the skin by holding the burned area under cool, running tap water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
- Apply 4-7 drops of lavender oil to bandage gauze (or a tablespoon of the Lavender Aloe blend aloe gel) and lightly wrap the burned area.
- Change the bandage every 4-6 hours
- When the pain stops, lose the bandage and let the wound air out. But keep on applying the lavender oil straight up or Lavender Aloe combo to keep bacteria at bay and speed up the healing process.
In case of a cut or scrape:
- Press wound until the bleeding stops.
- Put a couple of drops of Lavender Oil on the gauzy part of a plaster bandage. Dress wound with bandage.
- Check it the next day. If it seems like the wound is healing, remove the bandage, apply a drop or two of lavender oil to the wound. If it still looks gamey, apply a drop or two of lavender oil to the gauze of a fresh plaster bandage and redress the wound.
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Have trouble sleeping? Can’t relax? Those thoughts keep romping round your head? Lavender Oil can help. It’s calming components basically chill you out so that you can more easily fall asleep. It works well for adults and wonderously for children who can’t seem to settle down. I have used a Lavender Spritz on my pillow when I'm super stressed out. Before I know it, I'm off to lala land!
- Spray your pillow with a lavender spray or spritz. Or apply a couple of drops of lavender Oil on your pillow, where you can smell it as you drift off. Inhale deeply, filling your lungs to full capacity. Exhale slowly. Do two more of these cleansing breaths. Drift off and Dream the impossible dream!
- Apply a couple of Lavender drops to your pulse points on your neck and wrists before sleeping. Inhale the oil as above.
- Make up a Sleeping Sachet by placing Lavender flowers with a few drops of Lavender Oil in an organza bag. Put that into your pillow case. Inhale the lavender scent as in #1.
These are some ways our family uses Lavender Oil. Hope you find them helpful, from our pride to yours. .
Sherazad Jamal, Free Lion Team
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