My 8yos was out lighting smoke bombs today. He did not have shoes on. Well, he stepped onto a burning spark and got a burn on the bottom of his foot. I asked him if he wanted me to try my oils on the burn so he said okay. I got out my Essential Oil Desk Reference and looked up what would help for burns. Lavendar was suggested. I put a drop on his burn and nothing happened. He said that it still hurt. I told him that even though oils were supposed to be good they don't necessarily work immediately. Not even all medicines work immediately. I put one more drop of lavendar oil and then a drop of Purification (which is a blend of several different oils). In about two minutes he stopped complaining of it hurting and got off the bed to go play. I asked if it still hurt and he said no that didn't hurt anymore.
I am so glad that I am learning how to use these. I still feel like such a novice, but I am learning a little every day.