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

Band Aid in a bottle

4 amazing essential oils for healing . . . and how to use them safely!

Lavender is very soothing and one of four powerful essential oils for healing that I’d like to share in this blog post.

We can't always control events and having peace of mind isn’t about making sure you never get hurt, but about feeling confident in your ability to heal. 

This is one of my favorite all-purpose healing blends. It’s so useful and versatile that I call 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)
  • 3 mls Solubol

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!

Lavenders Band Aid in a bottle

We 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. Use a little less aloe vera so you have room for the Solubol 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 is a gentle oil to use with kids. This kids version of this recipe is made with less essential oil drops. When we use essential oils for healing kids, we want to be mindful of their smaller systems.

Lavender’s “Band-Aid in a Bottle” - Kids version

  • 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)
  • 1 ml Solubol

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

Lavender

Founder at Aromahead Institute
Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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