As a mother, I feel like I could write a love poem to this essential oil blend.
Cuts and Bruises, How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee for taking the itch out of bug bites.
I love thee for accelerating the healing of wounds.
I love thee for alleviating symptoms of ear infections.
I love thee for reducing swelling and bruising like magic.
I love thee for taking the pain out of minor scrapes and abrasions.
Thank you, Cuts and Bruises, for being my go-to essential oil blend.
With a house full of active children, I use Cuts & Bruises essential oil blend at least once a week. There is a bottle in the medicine cabinet, one in the car, one in the camping supplies, and one in my makeup bag.
The powerful healing properties of the oils contained in Cuts & Bruises work together beautifully to help alleviate pain, kill bacteria, accelerate healing, and reduce scar tissue, but cuts & bruises can be used for so much more than first aid!
Ear Infections: Dilute 4-6 drops of Cuts & Bruises in warm olive or coconut oil and place 2-3 drops in each ear. *Do not place anything into an ear if the eardrum has burst*.
Cosmetic: Place 10-20 drops into 4 oz of distilled water in a spray bottle and spritz your face after washing as a bacteria-killing skin toner. Dab a drop of Cuts & Bruises on acne to reduce swelling and kill bacteria. Gently dab under eyes to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and swelling (be careful to avoid getting any in your eyes!).
Bug Bites: Rub a drop onto bug bites to reduce the stinging, itching, and swelling.
Fist Aid (of course!): Apply to cuts, bruises, recovering wounds, etc... to kill bacteria, accelerate healing, and reduce pain and swelling.
Dental: Apply externally to reduce swelling from dental work. This worked like a charm when my teenager had his wisdom teeth removed last month!
Pinkeye: Being very careful not to get any oil in the eye, use your finger to rub a small amount on the eyelid to reduce swelling and kill bacteria.
Cradle Cap: Dilute 2-3 drops of Cuts & Bruises in coconut oil, rub into the scalp and let sit for 20 minutes before bath. Gently rub off in bathtub.
I hope you find this essential oil blend to be a lifesaver in your home as it has been in mine!