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Band-Aid in a Bottle (Essential Oils for Healing)

by Andrea Butje on August 20, 2018

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Lavender loves having fun and taking care of people.

And it has a little advice for you.

Lavender says, don’t worry about getting hurt when you go out to have fun! Run, play, dance, garden, and travel the world with peace of mind!

Lavender knows that you can’t control events. It believes that having peace of mind isn’t about making sure you never get hurt, but about feeling confident in your ability to heal. Lavender will be right there to soothe you if something doesn’t go as planned. It’s one of four powerful essential oils for healing that I’d like to share in this blog post.

This is one of Lavender’s favorite all-purpose healing blends. It’s so useful and versatile that Lavender simply calls it “Band-Aid in a Bottle.” You can use it for so many small wounds—cuts, scrapes, bruises, bug bites, stings, and more.

It’s a great blend to add to your natural “first-aid kit,” and it’s especially helpful for traveling with. If you like to use essential oils for healing, I think you’ll find this blend is versatile, effective, and safe. Very practical to have with you!

Lavender originally created this recipe for my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: an Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils (so nice of Lavender to contribute to my book, haha!). Here’s the recipe . . .

Lavender’s “Band-Aid in a Bottle”

  • 1 oz (28 g) aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 7 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 5 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
  • 3 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

Make the blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Pour the aloe vera into the bottle and add the essential oils. Shake the blend gently before each use to help distribute the essential oils through the aloe. Cleanse the wound, and then gently apply the blend directly to the cut, scrape, bruise . . . you get the idea!

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If you like, you can include a bit of Solubol in this blend to help keep the essential oils dispersed through the aloe vera. (Solubol is what’s known as a “dispersant.”) 3 ml of Solubol should be just right. If you do decide to use Solubol, just be sure to use a little less aloe vera so you have room in the bottle.

As I mentioned, these essential oils for healing are versatile! This blend can help:

  • Calm inflammation
  • Ease pain
  • Restore damaged skin
  • Heal small wounds
  • Relieve itching
  • Support immunity
  • Reduce congestion and sneezing
  • Calm headaches
  • Soothe anxiety
  • Reduce germs

Keeping this blend with you when you travel is like having peace of mind in a bottle!

Lavender loves taking care of kids, and it has a version of this recipe made with less essential oil drops. When we use essential oils for healing kids, we want to be mindful of their smaller systems.

  • 1 oz (28 g) aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • 1 drop Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana)
  • 1 drop Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

Go out, have fun, and don’t worry about getting hurt!


Owner/Instructor at Aromahead Institute
Aromahead Institute, owned by Andrea Butje, is a premier resource for online aromatherapy classes. Andrea offers her inspired approach to online aromatherapy certification through essential oil videos and original education materials. Check out her book, Essential Living: Aromatherapy Recipes for Health and Home, on Amazon!

Topics: essential oils for healing, essential oil first aid, lavender essential oil uses, Lavender essential oil, heart of aromatherapy

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