Without thinking, Mandy picked it up and it was so hot, the pain only registered after a second. She experienced a severe burn to her thumb, index and ring fingers. She shoved her hand under the cold water, and told her husband to get the bottle of lavender essential oil, pronto.
The father of modern aromatherapy, Rene Gattefosse, discovered the amazing healing properties of lavender oil by dunking his own arm into a vat of it, after he burned himself badly during an experiment in his lab.
His bad burn healed really fast, with no pain, and no scarring. Mandy was hoping the same thing would happen for her.
She liberally applied the lavender oil over her badly burned fingers and thumb, and within a couple of minutes, the pain started to subside. Half an hour later, she was pain-free, although her fingers were still numb. An hour later, there were no blisters, very little redness, and still no pain.
The following morning, the skin was very shiny and 'smooth' from the burn, but there was no still no pain, and within a week, her fingers were good as new, with no trace of any burn or any scarring.