Essential Oil Bruise Blend Roll-On

Sunday Afternoon Concocting Session

A good friend & I spent about 6.5 hours on Sunday blending essential oils, mixing up foaming soap, hair treatment, shower gel, moisturizing body butter & a number of specific essential oil roll-on blends. I had so much fun!!

One of the blends is a bruise blend I really like.  I have found that using this blend on bruises (even on some of my really painful bruises) reduced the pain significantly in about 10 minutes.  In my experience, I noticed that the black and blue of the bruise lightened up and swelling went down.

There are 4 essential oils in this blend.  A snap shot of each oil is listed below:

Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum

Country of origin: North Africa

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Flowers

Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Aroma: Deep, Herbaceous, Warm

Note: Middle-Base

Precautions:  1) Can be irritating if used in excess or not diluted properly.  2) If pregnant, check with your doctor prior to use.

Blue Tansy – Tanacetum annuum

Country of origin: Morocco

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Aerial parts of the flowering plants

Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)

Aroma: Warm, Sweet, Soft,  Herbaceous

Note: Middle

Precautions:  Avoid with epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease

Lavender –  Lavandula angustifolia

Country of origin: France

Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Flowers

Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Aroma: Floral, Fresh, Herbaceous, Sweet

Note: Middle

Precautions:  1) Don’t use if you have low blood pressure.  2) Moderate and low dilution is okay for kids.  3) Use only with doctor’s OK when pregnant.

Frankincense – Boswellia carterii

Country of origin: Egypt, Somalia

Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled

Plant Parts Used: Gum Resin

Botanical Family: Burseraceae

Aroma: Balsamic, Earthy, Resinous, Warm

Note: Base

Precautions:  1) Can cause skin irritation. Skin test on a small area. Dilute with carrier oil if needed. 

I thought I’d share the bruise blend with you.

Bruise Blend Roll-On Recipe

Disclaimer:

Statements concerning essential oils contained in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This article and the products discussed  are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

This article is a conversation concerning essential oils, diet options= and the author’s personal experiences.

Follow the general safety guidelines and discuss essential oil treatments with your healthcare provider prior to treating a specific disease or ailment.