| Randall Agee
Animal bites happen unprovoked, though incitement often precedes bites. Wild animals tend to avoid people but may bite if threatened, cornered, or protecting young. If serious tearing, bone and tendon damage, or very deep puncture wounds are present, seek medical attention. In addition, seek assistance if the potential for rabies exists.
Lavender- Tea Tree Flush:
MAKES 1 TREATMENT:
Lavender and tea tree essential oils are well known for their ability to kill bacteria while promoting healing. Brace yourself, because this flush sting quite a bit.
- Run cool water over the wound for 1 minute.
- Pour the hydrogen peroxide onto the affected area.
- When the fizzing stops, using a dropper, apply the lavender essential oil, then apply the tea tree essential oil. Allow the essential oils to run freely over the wound.
- Repeat this treatment every 6 to 12 hours for up to 24 hours. Leave the wound open to air in between treatments.
MAKES 20 TO 30 TREATMENTS
Frankincense essential oil helps stop infections while bolstering the immune system, and clove essential oil doubles as a disinfectant and natural pain preventive. This remedy may also be used to treat cuts and scrapes after they have been cleansed.
- 1-ounce carrier oil
- 40 drops clove essential oil
- 40 drops frankincense essential oil
- In a dark-colored glass bottle fitted with an orifice reducer, add the carrier oil along with the clove and frankincense essential oils, and shake well to blend.
- Using a dropper, apply the mixture generously to animal bites and other wounds, allowing the essential oil blend to flow freely across the wound.
- Do not repeat this treatment after a scab has formed.