Gum and me don’t mix!
I got into a fight with gum and lost!
Apparently gum does not like me. I usually don’t chew gum, but lately I was killing it. I was popping gum like nobody’s business! Everything was cool until I bit my lip. It was no biggie. Just a little bite. Then over several days I kept biting that SAME. EXACT. PLACE! The last time I bit it I wasn’t even chewing gum, I was talking. Tears came to my eyes. I was pretty sure I took a chunk of skin off. I wanted to cry and just take my entire lip of (not possible though).
It hurt. I mean Oh. Em. Gee did it hurt.
The last two days I have dealt with a sore, swollen lip. It hurt to eat, to talk. If anything touched my lip, it hurt. There is a bit of soft skin missing in my mouth. So yea that hurts. I rinsed it often with peroxide that kind of helped but not really. After having to talk all day at work, I came home determined to put an end to this once and for all.
The problem is there aren’t a lot of things you can put in your mouth for nasty bites like this. It’s constantly moist! I thought about packing it with gauze and something like Neosporin but umm gross! I worried about an infection because our mouths are full of bacteria. I started thinking what do I have that I can apply that will kill bacteria and treat the wound.
Lavender Essential Oil
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Lavender oil! It’s a safe, liquid that I can swab in my mouth to will solve my problem. I used one drop and immediately felt relief. I am totally comfortable ingesting this because it’s edible! I’ve had lavender lemonade, lavender pepper, and there are even lavender cakes! I absolutely love this wonderful plant and the oil it produces! It truly saved my lip! I will continue to reapply it, but I was so pleased when the swelling went down and the pain was gone!
Nature is truly amazing! Lavender essential oil is a staple in my house. It is one of my favorite scents! Lavender smells amazing! I add drops to our bath water, use it on my skin, for acne and scrapes, and I use it to scent my dresser. The smell is so amazing, fresh, woody, but calming! I love adding a few drops to lotion and other things that I may whip up at home. It is an all around, all-purpose, must have for me!