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How To Tame A Sunburn


Author: Marianne W. M.
Skill: Reiki Practitioner
Date: 09-07-2004
Views: 5,764
Word Count: 518
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 306-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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On Sunday August 28th I looked up to see one of the booth proprietors of the Swanzey Bazaar returning from a day out of the building. She had spent the day outside at the Newfane Flea Market. I gasped when I saw how red her back was. I called her name and followed her to the chair she sank into near her booth. She was there to check on her absentee business.

As I watched she began to shake, goose bumps began to form on her arms, and yet her forehead and upper lip showed forming perspiration. "I think I'm going to faint", she said.

"Stay with her!" I said to her friend and ran to my booth and brought back Young Living LavaDerm, Lavender oil and Peppermint. "May I please give you a Love Gift that might help that burn, Lee?" "Help me, oh help me" she said. She was now beginning to breathe heavily with increasing anxiety.

I quickly spritzed her with LavaDerm. I watched her carefully. I began to speak to her in very slow loving tones. Her rapid breathing subsided. "Oh my God", she said "That feels so good, so good." I spritzed her again and waited. It was as if her skin drank up the beads of LavaDerm before my eyes.

"Can we add some Lavender now?" I asked. I actually wondered if I could touch her flesh at all. I dropped the Lavender on her hands and asked her to breathe slowly and deeply. I then directed her to place her hands over her chest area closer and closer until she felt comfortable to touch the area. "Put it on my arms and back, please". We kept covering her with the Lavender.

Within ten minutes we were able to spritz Peppermint on her and she was laughing and crying with relief. There were bystanders who were totally amazed at the results were we seeing with our own eyes. Time passed and the sunburn crisis was over. I gave her the LavaDerm, Lavender and Peppermint to take home to use faithfully.

I called and called her to keep a check on her. There was never any answer. I had told her to see her doctor. So I thought that maybe she did but - no I knew better. I had seen a dramatic change in the fiery redness of the burn and the skin that showed every sign of blistering. The burn and her flesh had been tamed.

It was several days before I saw her. She had a lovely tan. NO BLISTERING, PEELING OR SKIN DAMAGE! She never missed a day of work. In fact she had put in several days of overtime. There was a tiny area. It was just beyond her reach where the oils missed their mark. There I saw slight blistering and peeling remnants.

She proudly showed people at the Bazaar, who had witnessed the incident. They could see the blessing of Young Living Products. I am so grateful, so very grateful that I was there.

This is a testimony as to THE WHY I AM A PROUD YOUNG LIVING DISTRIBUTOR.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: skin — "Local application of frankincense essential oil may provide a non-surgical treatment alternative, with no or minimal side effect for carcinoma in situ, minimally invasive carcinoma and pre-cancerous conditions such as actinic keratosis."Link
2.Associated topics: skin — "[M]any curative properties attributed to various plants in indigenous medicine are also present in their essential oils.... These oils exert a number of general effects from the pharmacological viewpoint. When applied locally, the essential oils mix readily with skin oils, allowing these to attack the infective agents quickly and actively.... In vitro studies [were] conducted by the author on antimicrobial and anthelmintic [destructive to parasitic worms] properties of some essential oils...."Link
3.Associated topics: sunburn — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
4.Associated topics: sunburn — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link
5.Associated topics: skin — "[One] method employed for wound healing is the application of lavender oil. Due to its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties, it is thought to prevent wound infections and to play a role in reducing pain by lowering inflammation.... Lavender oil is known to have antibacterial, antifungal, sedative, and/or antidepressant effects.... In addition to its antimicrobial effects, the anti-inflammatory analgesic properties of lavender oil have also been emphasized... The use of L. Angustifolia [lavender] is particularly recommended in chronically infected wounds due to its immune-stimulating and antimicrobial effects. There are also reports that lavender oil reduces scar tissue."Link
6.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used recently as an effective topical application for the treatment of skin infections due to a variety of aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial infections. We detail... the successful treatment with TTO of a paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger. TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12 days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization of the infected areas. The case highlights the potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to human papilloma virus."Link
7.Associated topics: skin — "Tea tree oil... has become increasingly popular as an antimicrobial for the treatment of conditions such as tinea pedis [athlete’s foot] and acne....[T]ea tree oil can reduce histamine-induced skin inflammation."Link
8.Associated topics: skin — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link

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