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Really Bad Sunburn Relieved By Lavender

Author: Wendy R.
Date: 09-26-2004
Views: 4,699
Word Count: 238
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 360-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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My husband plays men's slow pitch softball and their team had entered a tournament. I packed up the kids and we were off. It was a cool day, we were all dressed in sweatshirts and I didn't even think about getting burned....we sat down on the lovely, very shiny, aluminum bleachers where I remained for the the next 3 hours.

Well, buy the time we left, I knew I was badly burnt! You all know the feeling....and it just got worse. As soon as we got home, I put Lavender and Peppermint on my face every 1/2 hour or so. When it was time for bed, I put one last round on, followed by a very thin layer of Animal Ointment. I should mention that my face felt better immediately after I put both oils on my face...And that I am a redhed, fair skinned, girl who can get sunburned by just looking at a picture of the sun :-)

So, anytime I burn, it is usually bad and I peel and blister and peel and blister. Well, I went to bed and got up the next morning and my face didn't hurt at all! I looked in the mirror and much to my suprise, I was not the slightest bit red!! I did not blister or peel, it was like nothing had ever happened. How wonderful is this stuff!!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.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
2.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

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