In Aromahead Institute’s popular class, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, I’ve created an entire lesson about using essential oils safely and effectively for children—including how to use essential oils for cuts and scrapes.
I want to share that blend with you. It’s made in a base of aloe vera gel, which is gentle on skin and supports healing.
The three essential oils for cuts and scrapes in this blend are good at calming pain and inflammation, supporting healing, and cleaning out germs. (In fact, they’re so good at getting rid of germs, I often use these oils in natural cleaning blends. Yet they’re gentle enough for injured skin.)
I like this blend because it allows you to use essential oils for cuts and scrapes safely—even for kids.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, and we don’t want to just apply them straight out of the bottle to injured skin.
On top of that, children are smaller than grown-ups and their systems are often more responsive. So I like to use lower essential oil drop counts for them, and only work with exceptionally gentle oils. The oils in this blend are great for kids! And the drop count is low enough to be gentle, but strong enough to be effective.
Aloe & Essential Oils for Cuts and Scrapes
- 1 oz (28 g) aloe (Aloe barbadensis)
- 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 2 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- 2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) PET plastic bottle with a flip top. Combine the aloe and essential oils in the bottle.
When a kiddo comes to you with a small wound, cut, or scrape, you can cleanse the area gently with soap and warm water, then apply this blend. Then you can top it all off with a fun band-aid! Reapply as needed. Even when the wound scabs over, this blend will continue to encourage healing.
You also have the option of including Solubol in this blend, which can keep the essential oils dispersed through the aloe. 1 ml of Solubol would do the trick here.
Here are a few tips for getting the most comfort out of this blend: Keep it in the fridge! The coolness will feel so soothing to wounded, inflamed areas. And make it fresh every few weeks, since there are no preservatives in it.
If you’re a parent or take care of children, I think you’ll love Aromahead’s online class, Aromatherapy for Natural Living!
In the class, I’ll teach you more recipes just like this one—there are blends for bruises, baby powder, earaches, anxiety, and important safety information that can help you use essential oils for little ones as safely as possible. And blending for children is just one lesson in the course! The other lessons will teach you to use essential oils in different areas of your daily life, like natural cleaning, skin care, and health. This is one of our most popular online classes, and it can empower you to care for yourself and your family naturally. I hope you’ll join us in class!