Essential Oils For Scrapes and Wounds

Posted: January 2, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


On New Year’s Eve I fell and scraped my face and knees on the cement. Fortunately I have my essential oils on hand. I immediately have applied the following blend of essential oil for scrapes and wounds. Although the skin is scraped, there’s hardly any hematoma, and that’s because I acted very quickly and applied the oils immediately.
I have used this aromatherapy blend before when my son was little and it always worked wonders.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND FOR SCRAPES AND WOUNDS

Add the following essential oil to 1 oz Golden Jojoba Oil
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Helichrysum

WHY IT WORKS

FRANKINCENSE: Is well known in skin care for its cicatrisant (promotes the formation of scar tissue) and cytophylactic (encourages growth of skin cells) properties.  Recommended for scars, wounds and wrinkles. It is also used for raw, chapped skin, hand care and mature skin.
LAVENDER: Analgesic (eases the pain), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cicatrisant. Its rejuvenating properties make it useful for itchy skin, hand care, cracked skin, bruises, wounds and burns.
HELICHRYSUM: It is recommended where there is inflamed tissue which needs to be calmed down and regenerated. It has anti-inflammatory properties and it’s very useful for bruises, chapped skin and hematomas.
JOJOBA: Forms a fine, protective, non greasy film.  The skin becomes silky and soft.
I will apply this blend twice a day and I’ll keep you posted on the results. 

References:
The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D
Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair and Skin Care by Erich Keller
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia

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