I love essential oils. I am an addict of sorts these days. Over the years, I have tried so many different brands of oils. In my journey of using oils, I have found so many different brands and many with great oils and great results. If you follow my blog, you will know I am not a loyalist to really anything. I believe in trying different brands, different types and then make your own conclusions on what works best for you.
Wound care is a big deal in our house. At age 38, I am yet to master thinking before I move, and I constantly nick and cut myself. When I am in the kitchen, I find myself cutting myself when I chop veggies for cooking. My body also moves faster than I think so I fall down a lot, and this results in shins and elbows with scrapes and bruises. It’s really not a cute look for someone my age. I am also mother to a 4-year-old boy. Any mother of a boy will tell you that cuts and scrapes are a staple in their home. My son is medically fragile, and he takes a lot of drugs to stay alive. I try to compliment his pharmaceutical drugs with natural solutions for wound care. It is important for us to use fewer drugs if possible, and I have found essential oils to be a really great compliment for our family.
I have often used Neosporin for cuts and scrapes, but recently I found a recipe with essential oils for scrapes and wounds that can be just as effective. Obviously, this should be used only on minor scrapes and wounds. Please seek medical help for more severe wounds.
What are the best oils for Wound Care? In this recipe, I use Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil, and Rosemary.
Helichrysum – this is an anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, anticoagulant and antiseptic oil among many other properties. For years it has been used in wound care because it helps to seal the skin. The wound will actually begin to glue together after application of the oil.
Frankincense – this is a highly sought after oil and has been used for thousands of years. This oil can increase the speed of healing in your wound and reduces scar tissue from forming.
Lavender – is wildly known to improve the speed of healing of the skin. It helps to reduce the scarring of a wound and improves your skin’s overall complexion.
Tea Tree – is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial. This will help to clean up the skin and reduce a wound from becoming infected.
Rosemary – is an effective antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial. It improves the healing time of scrapes and wounds.
Recipe for No More Owies:
2 Tablespoons of Organic Coconut oil
2 teaspoons of Organic Beeswax
2 drops Helichrysum
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Rosemary
3 drops Lavender
3 drops Tea Tree
1 ounce tin for storage
in a small saucepan boil water. Place coconut oil and beeswax in a pyrex liquid measuring cup
After the water has boiled in the saucepan, place the pyrex in the saucepan and allow the beeswax and coconut oil to melt
Once the oil and beeswax have melted it will be in liquid form. Remove the Pyrex from the saucepan, please be careful as the pyrex will be hot! Use an oven mitt to prevent any burns to your hands.
Take your oils
Carefully place the drops of oil into the pyrex container. You only need a few drops of each oil.
Once you have placed the oils in the beeswax and coconut oil liquid get your 1-ounce tin
1-ounce tins can be purchased in bulk on Amazon. You can purchase them with or without labels. If you purchase without a label, you can write with a permanent marker on the top of the tin. I label mine with a permanent marker.
Carefully pour the oil into the tin
After you have poured the oil into the tin, cover the tin tightly with the cap. Place in the refrigerator to cool the oil and allow the mixture to solidify. Once the oil is solidified, you are able to keep the oil outside of the fridge as the beeswax will hold everything in solid form.
It shouldn’t take more than an hour or two for it cool. The balm can then be taken out of the refrigerator and used topically for any minor wound care.
*disclaimer – please consult with your doctor before using essential oils if you have questions about any drug interaction. This tutorial is for information purposes only and is not claiming to be used instead of seeking medical services. Use caution with all essential oils and never apply to your skin without it being diluted in a carrier oil.