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Healthy First Aid for Wounds

Healthy First Aid for Wounds
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Here’s an easy-to-make, healthy recipe for wound care.

Common wounds happen so frequently. There are sports injuries, bug bites, sunburns and scratches to name a few. Making your own treatment for simple wounds is really easy and healing to the skin.

Dangers of Traditional First Aid Ointments

Neosporin and other 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 like Bactine have fragrance added, which is an endocrine disruptor. This can mess up your hormones, kidneys, and more.

So what do we do instead to treat minor wounds, burns, scrapes, and bug bites?

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What Wound Healing 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 heal wounds. Plus it is also anti-inflammatory.

Lavender — Lavender helps with sunburns, burns, cuts, wounds, blisters, bug bites and hives. It cleanses, heals, and helps prevent scarring. It’s also a natural antihistamine so it can help your skin not react to an injury as badly. Finally, lavender is an astringent and has antibacterial properties.

Melaleuca/Tea Tree — This oil is a disinfectant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. So it can help hives and all types of wounds.

Helichrysum — Helichrysum can help scars, wounds, and bruises because it promotes skin renewal. It can also reduce bleeding and help stop pain.

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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