Essential oils can do it all, according to my mom and dad. A few months ago, she gave me some lavender oil that would accelerate the healing process on a couple of calluses I had just torn. The calluses healed quickly, but I was left wondering whether it was the lavender oil, or my wolverine-like healing abilities.
Last week I put lavender oil on the test. I had two small abrasions on my leg, side by side and roughly the same size–perfect for a pseudo-scientific experiment. I document the healing process below.
My results were ruined because I tore open one of the wounds half way through the week, and the lavender-treated abrasion was left unharmed. I continued to use the oil, and that scratch was fully healed within a week.
Before and After
The lavender oil definitely didn’t hurt, and the experimental wound seemed to be healing more quickly than the control abrasion. Judge for yourself. For now, I say the lavender oil is a tentative success.