Burns or Sunburns

BURNS OR SUNBURN In most aromatherapy books there is reference to the famous story of a French chemist, Professor Rene Maurice Gattefosse who, in 1920, burnt his hand badly in a laboratory explosion while doing tests. He immediately plunged his burned hand into the first cold liquid he could find which happened to be neat oil of lavender. It healed within a few hours leaving no scar. This resulted in soldiers being treated during World War I with lavender. His book Aromathérapie was published in 1928, and he coined the term “aromatherapy.” The oils listed are soothing and healing to...


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