The best essential oils for bruises
Do you bruise easily?
I have a friend who is always walking into the corner of her coffee table, and so her lower legs always seem to be black and blue. If this sounds familiar, I have a recipe for you!
Instead of getting rid of your coffee table, just keep a few essential oils for bruises on hand—Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) and Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia).
You’re probably aware of Lavender’s affinity for skin and healing—you can use it for almost any kind of wound (physical or emotional). It helps cells to repair themselves and supports tissues on deep levels. It also reduces inflammation and swelling, which is great for bruises.
Helichrysum is less well-known than Lavender, and yet it’s one of the most potent wound-healing oils I have ever used. It is actually my first choice for bruises, as it helps to heal the bruise so it’s not so long-lasting.
If you put a drop of Helichrysum essential oil on a small cut, you can almost see the wound heal before your eyes! It also prevents scarring. Later on, I will go back and put a drop of Lavender on the cut to continue the healing process.
There are several ways you can use these essential oils for bruises.
Helichrysum & Lavender Bruise Blend
- 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba wax (Simmondsia chinensis)
- 10 drops of Helichrysum
- 10 drops of Lavender
Blend the drops of Heilchrysum and Lavender into the jojoba, and apply gently over your bruise.
You can also blend the two essential oils directly in a small glass bottle, and then when you get a bruise, just add a drop of your stock blend to a teaspoon of jojoba or Trauma Oil.
Trauma Oil is another carrier oil that would be perfect for healing bruises. Trauma Oil is actually olive oil (or another carrier) infused with three flowers—St. John’s wort, arnica, and calendula. It’s very healing all by itself, but adding Helichrysum and Lavender essential oils is a great way to speed up the healing.
If you know you always walk into tables or hit your elbow on the edge of your desk, these are great oils to have around!
Aromahead Institute now has a class that’s all about Lavender essential oil!
Taking the five recipes in the Lavender Essential Oil Spotlight (on The Aromahead Blog), the webinar class will focus on why Lavender is a great choice for these blends. Spending time with a single essential oil—learning its personality, how it behaves in different blends, and how we respond to it—is a beautiful way to develop a relationship with it. Click here to read more and register.