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Top 3 Essential Oils For Bruising

Posted on December 28, 2020 by AndrewDurot | 23 comments

Top 3 Essential Oils For Bruising


When talking about essential oils, people immediately think about the mental health and respiratory benefits they offer. Rarely do people consider essential oils for physical problems such as bruising. However, aromatherapy has so many uses. There are essential oils that have incredible anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help facilitate the healing of bruises.

About Bruises

Did you recently fall or bump a part of your body against a hard surface? If so, you must have noticed the affected part of your body turn a dark purplish or bluish shade and become soft and painful when touched.

Bruises occur when blood vessels between the skin and other tissues burst. Since there is no lesion, the blood pools under the surface of the skin. Bruises go through a cycle of which you can tell by the color.

  • Red – After impact, the skin often immediately turns red as fresh blood starts to accumulate under the skin.
  • Blue, Purple, Or Black – As blood starts to lose oxygen, it changes color. Bruises that are 1 to 2 days old may turn blue, purple, or black depending on your skin color.
  • Yellow Or Green – As the body starts breaking down hemoglobin, after 5 to 10 days, the bruise to turn yellow or green.
  • Yellowish Brown Or Light Brown – In 10 to 14 days, when the bruise starts to heal, it will turn yellowish brown or light brown and will soon fade.

Essential Oils For Treating Bruises

If you are one of those people who simply wait for the bruises to heal, we have news for you. You can accelerate the bruise’s healing process so you do not have to brandish a purplish bruise around for weeks.

1 - Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass essential oil comes from the lemongrass plant, which is more commonly used in the kitchen as a herb. However, as an essential oil, it has warming and anti-inflammatory properties. This essential oil helps alleviate pain either from the impact that caused the bruise or from the bruise itself. It can also help reduce the appearance of swelling, especially around the bruised area.

2 - Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium essential oil is derived from a flower of the same name. This essential oil helps stimulate blood flow, which promotes the production of healthy tissue. This creation of new tissue will accelerate the bruise’s healing process so you do not have to wait the whole 2 weeks for your bruise to fade. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce the appearance of and pain from the bruise.

3 - Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is great for minimizing the appearance of bruises and could even help prevent one from forming when applied early enough. It has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties that keep blood from pooling in the affected area. An incredible addition is the lavender essential oil’s calming properties, which could help you or the injured person calm down after the accident.

Top 3 Essential Oils For Bruising

How To Use Essential Oil To Treat Bruises

Since bruises occur on the skin, they are best treated through topical application of essential oils. Essential oils, whether just one type or a combination of several, must always be diluted with a carrier oil to prevent irritation and allow for efficient absorption into the skin. Typically, 3 to 5 drops of essential oil mixed with 20 drops of carrier oil will do.

Alternatively, you may use essential oil in conjunction with a cold and hot compress. During the early stage of bruising, meaning right after impact, add 5 drops of your chosen essential oil onto a washcloth then use this to wrap some ice. Apply the cold compress on the affected area. It will help reduce the size of the bruise. After 2 days, you can start using a hot compress with 5 drops of essential oil to further stimulate blood flow and encourage faster healing.

Some essential oils work best at the earlier stage of the bruising, so these essential oils should be applied immediately after impact. However, continuous application will help reduce the bruise’s appearance. For other essential oils, applying them once or twice a day should suffice in facilitating faster healing.

Conclusion

These top three essential oils for treating bruises are all strong essential oils that offer numerous benefits. However, the quality of the essential oils you get will affect how well they can help heal your bruise. Make sure that you use only premium essential oils by getting your supply from Organic Aromas.

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23 Responses

Audrie Naylor
Audrie Naylor

January 17, 2021

I wish I knew that about 3 months. I had treatment in the hospital, and they needed a vein to put in the stuff that relaxes you, and trust me, 3 nurses and DR tried, by the time they finished I had 12 marks where they tried, and all came up as bruises.

Martyna B.
Martyna B.

January 13, 2021

Helpful post! I’m going to use those 3 oils next time I get bruised. Good to know that essential oils can help in the healing process!

Wendy Browne
Wendy Browne

January 05, 2021

Very interesting. I love geranium and lavender but lemongrass is really repellant to me.

Allen Myers
Allen Myers

January 05, 2021

Never realized there was anything that would actually help with bruising.

Willie Coyote
Willie Coyote

January 05, 2021

Good to know!

Shelley Hickey
Shelley Hickey

January 05, 2021

Thank you for the tips, the older we get I find it’s easier to bruise.

Manni
Manni

January 05, 2021

Thanks for the share.

Michelle B
Michelle B

January 05, 2021

Great information. I am always finding bruises but never know how I get them. Now I know what to use to make them fade a bit faster. Thank you!

alina warrick
alina warrick

January 05, 2021

I absolutely love geranium. It’s definitely multi purpose and goes a long way. Thanks for the awesome blog post! Best wishes.

Blake Shermeto
Blake Shermeto

January 05, 2021

thanks for the info

Coline T.
Coline T.

January 05, 2021

Thanks, all of these essential oils are essential for healthy skin :-)

Scotty
Scotty

January 05, 2021

Wow I never would have guessed those EO’s were good for bruising. Thanks for the great info!

L
L

January 05, 2021

I have bruised easily since I was a child and still do. They are unsightly in the summer months with more skin showing. I can’t wait to use my oils on them

Dawn Dodgen
Dawn Dodgen

December 30, 2020

I get bruises for no reason at all – I don’t understand why.

Cody Pfoh
Cody Pfoh

December 30, 2020

wow I am starting to think essential oils can do anything ty

Wendy Green
Wendy Green

December 30, 2020

Very interesting. My ex mother-in-law is a cancer survivor and she swears by essential oils. I’m very curious to try some myself.

Esco Garcia
Esco Garcia

December 30, 2020

Thanks of information

Irena Matković
Irena Matković

December 30, 2020

Thank you for these informations!

Ryan Aquino
Ryan Aquino

December 30, 2020

Would love to try this! Thanks for sharing these tips!

Maria Teresa Fernandez
Maria Teresa Fernandez

December 30, 2020

as always a great article thanks for sharing, take note.

Yueyi
Yueyi

December 29, 2020

This is really useful. In future, I can bring out these 3 oil as an first aid kit when I travel.

André Mendes
André Mendes

December 29, 2020

My wife is going to love this article, she’s very interested in the subject since she uses lots of essential oils personally and for her work. Thanks for sharing.

LAC
LAC

December 29, 2020

I already have lavender in my collection, so I will be keeping this in mind! Thank you.

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