How To Treat a Wound With Essential Oils So It Will Regenerate New TissueBy
I have used this technique for minor and major injuries. I have used this when my daughter bumped her head, like in the tutorial below. I have used this technique when my son was ejected from a slide at a theme park and lost all the skin on his left arm. And, I have used this on an outcall when a woman was bedridden for weeks after nerve surgery and contracted MRSA in her left leg.
Acelyn (pronounced Ace-lyn) who is now seven years old, got off the school bus with blood matted in her hair and blood stains on her dress and coat. She was only able to tell me that she was sitting on her knees when the bus driver came to a fast stop which made Acelyn fall off the seat. Since it was the back of her head, and since there is a perfect circle of a hole in her head, I assume she hit a piece of hardware, like an anchor, sticking out of the floor. From the stain on her dress, you can see that it was quite a blow to her head since the blood squirted out in one stream. She was smart enough to use her coat to stop the bleeding.
It is only a 20 minute bus ride from the school to our house so the fall must have happened on a street near the school because the blood was already dry when she got home. She was thankfully not in any pain and she told me what happened matter-of-factly. Still, the squirt of blood on her dress shows that this was quite a blow. The hole in her head showed this was quite a blow too since it was about 1/4″ deep and perfectly round about the size of pencil eraser. She showed no signs of brain injury so we decided to treat the wound at home. So here is the technique of how to treat a wound with essential oils so it will regenerate new tissue.
I would encourage you to use common sense and take your child to the emergency room if you don’t know if your child has sustained a brain injury or not. Don’t assume that the brain has not been affected because it can take even two hours for signs to show.
You will need:
Essential oil to stop bleeding- helichrysum, cistus, cypress, or lavender
Essential oil to prevent infection-Melrose, lavender, or Purification
Ointment to regenerate tissue and seal in the essential oils- Animal Scents Ointment or Rose Ointment
Bandages, Gauze or dressings
Applicators like ear swabs or tongue depressors
Medical tape if necessary
What to do: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! (Remember, this is a tutorial for minor injuries.)
1. Stop the bleeding if there is any bleeding. Now we aren’t talking about profuse bleeding here. We are still talking about minor injuries. Helichrysum and cistus essential oils from Young Living are hemostats which means they are chemical agents that stop bleeding. Lavender and Cypress are also known to stop bleeding, but I only use helichrysum because it stops even profuse bleeding and hemorrhaging. Hold your bottle of oil over the wound and allow 2-3 drops per every square inch to drip directly into the wound.
2. Prevent Infection–Yep, I said “prevent infection” instead of “irrigate the wound”. No matter what size the wound, I have never had to irrigate or clean it out. The body naturally pushes the debris or dirt to the surface of the skin once the oils begin to take effect. It is so amazing to change the first dressing and see debris attached to the dressing or sitting on top of the ointment used to seal the wound. I love how this happens because when someone is in pain, they sure don’t want you aggrevating that pain by scrubbing or wiping their wound. Treating a wound with essential oils makes it a compassionate and tender process.
To prevent infection, hold your bottle of Melrose (Lavender or Purification) over the wound and allow 2-3 drops per square inch to drip directly into the wound. I only use Lavender or Purification when I don’t have Melrose. Melrose is my first choice. Melrose is a blend of essential oils, two of which are melaleuca alternafolia and melaleuca quinquenervia. Melaleuca alternifolia is the oil that is commonly known as tea tree oil. It contains over 30% Terpinenol-4 which makes it a strong bacterialcide and antiseptic. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-viral. I always let my oils drip directly into the wounds. There has only been one case (very, very rare) when I’ve used the oils where the oil stung the wound.
If you don’t want to drip your oils directly into the wound, drip them directly beside the wound. The woman mentioned above with MRSA in her leg after nerve surgery was brand new to the oils and was too scared to place the oils in her infectious leg so she dripped them to either side of the opening. The opening was from the tubercle below her knee to just above her ankle. A week later the wound was closed and she returned to work. So placing the oils near the wound allows the neighboring blood vessels to absorb the oil and deliver them to the wound.
3. Pack the Wound- What I love about these products is that we are having the least amount of contact with the wound as possible. We are not aggrevating the injury. Acelyn’s injury had hair that prevented her from using an adhesive bandage so we just filled the wound with Animal Scents Ointment applied with an ear swab. (See above video.)
I love gooping Animal Scents Ointment onto a bandaid and then pressing the bandaid over the surrounding skin. (See video below.) Even though this is a tutorial for minor injuries, you may want to know that you can apply spoonfuls of ointment to gauze and then tape the gauze to the surrounding skin.
Rose Ointment was actually designed to seal essential oils for humans with injuries, but on a training tape, I heard that Animal Scents Ointment does the same but costs less. Since I’m cheap, I use Animal Scents Ointment.
Voila! You’re done. Just change the dressing three times a day and at minimum every morning and every night. There will be no oozing, no seeping, and no scabbing. The oils take the sting out of torn and damaged skin and underlying tissue. They also reduce pain. The tea tree oil will prevent infection and it will speed heal the wound causing it to close up DAYS faster than using over-the-counter triple anti-biotic cream. The Animals Scents Ointment seals the essential oils in the tissue so the oils don’t evaporate off which keeps them acting longer. It keeps the wound soft so it doesn’t scab or scar. The ointment also contains tea tree so you get a double healing whammy. It contains oils like Idaho Balsam Fir and Myrrh which are used for treating the skin and infections, so if applied often enough, you won’t have a lingering scar.
I have saved so many trips to the emergency room using this technique. I have prevented so much pain because we had the oils on hand and could address the pain right away instead of going to the emergency room, waiting to be seen, then waiting for a prescription to take effect. We have prevented scars. We have prevented the need for stitches. Essential oils are so beautiful because they make the healing process a compassionate process.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
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