Don’t EVER leave home without your Lavender essential oil!

3575I absolutely LOVE Lavender for so many different reasons! After this week Lavender will now and forever more be my go to first aid oil!

This past weekend my family and I spent our weekend like any other summer weekend…at the lake {My mom lives on a local lake}

We arrived at the beach and unloaded our umbrella, chairs, blanket and towels. The kids were very excited to start swimming and immediately jumped in! My ears were filled with the sweet sounds of  “mommy look at me” & “mommy I’m going under water!” Then those sweet voices were broken by Simon’s {he twin} blood curdling scream of pain! “My toe! it HURTS!” was all we could make out! I grabbed him up out of the foot of water he was standing in and we stunned and horrified at his food gushing blood! He toe was cut opened…and DEEP…there was too much blood to see if it went to the bone! We quickly wrapped and applied pressure while my husband ran to get our medical kit. As he ran past a family near by the woman hurried to her car with him…turns out she was an RN!!! What were the chances! They both arrived back to Simon and me and we accessed his toe…it was bad…After cleaning his wound and adding 2 drops of {neat} lavender we wrapped it tightly to stop the bleeding, and headed home…fully expecting that we would be heading to urgent care for stitches.

toeHere are some pictures of the progression of Simons toe. {* please note that I made the decision not to post the picture of his toe right after it happened it is very gory}

When we arrived home Simon was in a really good mood, which made the redressing of his wound very easy {he was nervous he was going to see blood 😦 } my husband and I were both jaw dropped stunned at what we saw under the original gauze… Not only had the horrible profuse bleeding stopped but the wound was almost totally sealed up!!!! What in the world? How did this happen? My husband and I both looked each other and smiled at the same time said “lavender” Being married to the most accident prone man I know, we knew that this was not “normal”!! Wounds like that DON’T look like this within an hour! But, heck we were happy! I honestly think if we would’ve taken him to the urgent care they would’ve looked at us like we were the biggest freaks and not believed that the wound had been so deep and so gaping!

So why did the lavender work? Well, it’s because lavender is a natural antiseptic! In the past we would use antibacterial ointment or something of that nature. I have two little boys, an accident prone little girl and I’m married to an extremely accident prone man! I have seen my fair share of cuts, scrapes, gaping wounds and I’ve got to tell you, I have never in the past 15 years used anything that has stopped the bleeding and “healed” as quickly and painlessly as the Lavender oil did! I know this from experience in gaping wounds, when our oldest was about 11 months old when he fell and he cut his head open, it was a nasty gaping wound! It took it weeks to heal even with stitches. The wound that Simon got on his toe was WAY worse than our eldest head!

Oh, and by the way what cut his toe was a horrible giant jagged rock that somebody had thrown in the shallow swimming area. When I found it I actually thought it was a broken wine bottle that somebody had stuck down in the sand because it was so sharp!

So the moral of my story? Like I said before, don’t ever leave home without your lavender essential oil, you never know what could happen and when you’re going to need it!

And… Please check the swimming area before you send your kids into a lake! I never would’ve expected this rock to do such horrible amount of damage!

Do you  love your Lavender?

**Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. I’m just a mama sharing our family’s experiences this information is based upon my personal research and use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. My recommendations are based on the pure therapeutic quality of Young Living Essential Oils only.  Other oils may not be 100% pure or safe to use in this way.

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