When you have cuts and abrasions, not only do you have to deal with the pain but open wounds are at risk of infection. A great way to help prevent infections and encourage quick healing is with a topical application of essential oils. Essential oils offer a variety of healing properties that can ensure your cuts and abrasions are treated fast and effectively. Here’s how to use essential oils for treating wounds:
Before administering any at home treatment, make sure the wound isn’t so severe that you need stitches or other professional medical help. If you do not require a doctor, you can use a natural home remedy of essential oils to heal cuts and abrasions. Start by cleaning the wounds area with water and a mild soap. You can also apply a little hydrogen peroxide to help remove all the dirt and foreign particles. Then gently dry with a clean towel. Depending on the type of oil you select add 1-2 to drops of the essential oil directly to the wound or add 1-2 drops into a healing carrier base like aloe vera or coconut oil. If possible massage the essential oils into the area gently with a clean towel. Then wrap with a bandage. Make sure to change out the bandage two times a day and reapply the essential oils until fully healed.
There are five essential oils that you should keep in any home remedy or first aid kit. The type of wound, whether it’s a cut or abrasion will determine what type of essential oil to use. Here are the five healing essential oils and how to use them:
These five oils are powerful in helping treat cuts and abrasions; however you have to make sure that when you are using essential oils for their healing properties you are using 100% pure oil extracted from the plants. Some essential oils are just perfume oils that use synthetic chemicals and carrier oils in a blend to mimic essential oils. These do not provide any real healing properties and can actually irritate the skin when applied topically. So make sure that when building your essential oil first aid kit you use real essential oils like those found at Organic Aromas. Our oils are made of 100% natural, organic plant sources and provide the full healing benefit for cuts and abrasions. Check out our wide selection of essential oils and experience for yourself the impressive healing powers of essential oils.