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Treatment of Cuts and Scrapes with Essential Oils

Cuts and Scrapes:

When cuts scrapes happen, removing any foreign matter and treating the injury with essential oils can help prevent infection and promote healing. If a cut is very deep, or is accompanied by spurting arterial blood, seek emergency treatment.

Cool Lavender Compress:

MAKES 1 TREATMENT

Lavender essential oil helps take the sting out of cuts and scrapes while eliminating bacteria. The cool compress provides additional relief and stops swelling.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a medium glass bowl, add the water and lavender essential oil.
  2. Submerge a towel in the water, wring it out, and apply the compress to the wound. Leave the compress in place until it warms to body temperature.
  3. Repeat this treatment, using a clean cloth each time, until the bleeding stops.

Tea Tree First Aid Spray:

MAKES 24 TREATMENTS

Tea tree essential oil stops bacterial activity, making this spray ideal for spritzing on small wounds. First rinse the wound with water or, if not near a water source, irrigate the wound well with the spray for effective cleansing.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a dark-colored glass spray bottle, add the water and tea tree essential oil, and shake well to blend.
  2. Spray the blend on the wound
  3. Allow the wound to air-dry after the treatment.
  4. Do not repeat this treatment after a scab form.
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