Natural Remedies that Work: How to Treat Bruises with Essential Oils
If your symptoms are recurrent, or increase in severity, be sure to get it checked by a doctor.
A bruise is caused by tiny blood vessels (called capillaries) bursting under the skin due to trauma to the area.
They are often recognizable as blue and black marks on the skin, and may sometimes be tender to the touch. Bruises are usually formed from a minor blunt force injury.
Essential oils with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties will help to treat and relieve the soreness of a bruise.
Preparing the Oil
Prepare the following oils.
Prepare 2 Bowls of Water Accordingly
One bowl should be cold by adding ice into it.
The other needs to be relatively hot – around 5-10 minutes of cooldown after coming to a boil.
Use the essential oil blend above for each bowl.
With 1 clean washcloth to a bowl, soak both of them into the mixture.
Start off by applying the washcloth from the hot first with very light pressure onto the bruise for around 30 seconds.
Then immediately alternate it with the washcloth from the cold mixture with very light pressure too for another 30 seconds.
Repeat these 2 steps for 6-8 minutes, constantly alternating between the hot and cold mixture.
Further enhance the application by using the same blend and adding it into 5ml of either aloe vera gel, coconut oil, jojoba oil, almond oil or any other preferred carrier oil of your choice, and apply topically to the bruise.
Other Effective / Alternative Essential Oils
You may also add a small amount of the following essential oils to the blend that could be helpful in treating this ailment:
Immortelle, chamomile german, cypress
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.