CUTS AND SCRAPES

ESSENTIAL OILS

Oregano. Has proven and powerful anti- microbial capabilities.81

Cedarwood. Defends the body against bacteria.

Tea Tree and Manuka. Destroys parasites and fungi.

Thyme. Controls infections on the skin and within the body.

 
Research
In clinical studies, plant-derived active biomolecules found in thyme and tea
tree oil exhibit powerful antioxidant, anti- microbial and anti-inflammatory attributes that can be useful for wound care

Home Remedy
Cut and Scrape Care. Clean out the damaged area with water and a clean towel. If dirt is present, use hydrogen peroxide. Once it’s clean and dry, apply 2 to 3 drops of anti-bacterial essential oils and cover with a bandage. Apply a new covering and additional oils daily to keep the area from getting infected until it’s completely healed.

Background
Cuts and scrapes can be caused by various types of injuries. Most cuts or scrapes are harmless and improve after a few days, but sometimes they can become infected, which is why it’s important to take immediate and decisive steps to promote natural healing. Minor cuts and scrapes usually don't require a trip to the emergency room, but it’s important to follow some basic guidelines for caring for minor skin wounds, such as washing your hands, stopping the bleeding if necessary with gentle pressure, cleaning the wound and then applying essential oils with natural anti-bacterial properties.

Suggested Supplements

» Bromelain. An enzyme found in pineapple that reduces swelling; take 500 milligrams, three times daily.

» Vitamin C. A powerful antioxidant that helps manufacture collagen, critical for healing damaged blood vessels; take 500-1000 milligrams daily.