Applications for Abrasions
If your symptoms are serious, recurrent, or increases in severity, be sure to get it checked by a doctor.
An abrasion is a wound that is caused by superficial damage to the skin. An antibiotic essential oil should be applied to the wound to prevent infection. An analgesic essential can also be applied to provide some relief.
Here is how you can naturally treat abrasions with essential oils.
Diluting the Oil
First, prepare a bowl of warm water, and blend 5 drops of lavender oil or 5 drops of thyme linalol
Clean the Area
With clean hands, cleanse the wound with the blended warm water.
Once dry, add 1 drop of undiluted essential oil or 1 drop of chamomile roman around the wound. Do not apply directly on the wound itself.
Other Effective Essential Oils
You may also add a small amount of the following essential oils that could be helpful in treating this ailment:
tea tree, thyme linalol, chamomile roman, frankincense, myrrh, manuka
Essential oils are potent and powerful especially due to their concentration.
Be sure not to apply undiluted essential oils to your skin whenever applying topically, unless you are certain that it is safe to do so. Else, always dilute it in a carrier oil such as jojoba oil, castor oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil or other carrier oils.
Also, make sure essential oils are safe to be ingested or applied on open wounds before doing so.
Some essential oils should not be used when pregnant or breast-feeding. Always check with your doctor when unsure. It is also good practice to do a skin patch test on your inner arm to ensure you do not have any reactions to the oils.