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Healthy First Aid for Wounds

    Healthy First Aid for Wounds

    Here’s an easy-to-make, healthy recipe for skin discomfort.

    Common wounds happen so frequently. Kids get hurt while playing outside, a pet scratches us, or we get a hang nail. Making your own treatment for these types of things is really easy and healing to the skin.

    Dangers of Traditional First Aid Ointments

    Triple antibiotic ointments are commonly used for basic wound care. However there are some dangers, and it may or may not be effective. Some data says it helps wounds, and others do not show much effect, and still others say that wounds become worse with use.

    Scientific evidence does definitely point to antibiotic resistance, however. With so many antibacterial sprays, hand sanitizers, soaps, and animals taking antibiotics – which we then eat – humans are becoming resistant to antibiotics when we need them for healing. So using a product with 3 antibiotics probably isn’t the best idea, especially if it may not even work.

    And other first aid sprays have fragrance added, which is an endocrine disruptor. This can mess up your hormones, kidneys, and more.

    So what do we do instead to help skin irritations?

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    What Ointment I Suggest

    Owie spray is a homemade blend of frankincense, melaleuca, helichrysum, and lavender essential oils. Let’s look at the benefits of each.

    Frankincense — This essential oil is known to be healing. Plus it is also supports a healthy inflammation response.

    Lavender — Lavender helps to cleanse the skin, heal, and helps prevent scarring. It can help your skin not react to an injury as badly.

    Melaleuca/Tea Tree — This oil is great for all types of skin irritations, and is my go-to for almost anything skin related.

    Helichrysum — Helichrysum can help promote skin renewal. It can also help many types of skin irritations.

    Homemade Recipe for a Healing Ointment for Cuts

    • Frankincense……..5 drops
    • Lavender…………….5 drops
    • Melaleuca…………..5 drops
    • Helichrysum………5 drops
    • Fractionated Coconut Oil
      • Add the essential oil drops all together in to a 30 ml / 1 oz dark colored glass spray bottle or dropper. Then top it off with the fractionated coconut oil.

    Shake well before use. You can apply 3-4 times a day as needed.

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    10 thoughts on “Healthy First Aid for Wounds”

    1. Oooh! What a great idea! I have all of these except Helichrysum. I’m going to order some and then make it to have on hand. With a 6 and a 7 year old in the house, we have our fair share of owies!

      1. Hi, Emily. That’s a good question. We usually just stop the bleeding by holding a clean cloth or tissue on it. Then we use water if needed to clean the area. Then add the oils and band-aid if necessary. Hope that helps!

    2. I haven’t ever tried helicrysum – thanks for the tip! I need to figure out how to make one of those little carriers but for the bigger jars of oil. We had one for the little jars but we use it up so fast with five kids!

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