Today starts a series of posts I have scheduled for June and July that feature the various essential oil recipes I've been testing and using for the last 8 months or so. I have a good handful of recipes that I've enjoyed using in that time, so I'll be sharing them with you over the summer. If you haven't already, be sure to see what all the fuss is about essential oils!
Today I'll share with you a super-simple recipe for a First Aid Spray you won't want to be without. It takes all of about a minute or two to whip up, and is excellent to spray on minor cuts and wounds.
Dr. Mom's First Aid Spray Recipe:
- 8 oz distilled water
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) essential oil** (OR Purification Oil)
- 2 drops Cypress essential oil (OR Purification Oil)
To make it, just combine ingredients in a non-clear spray bottle and shake vigorously. To use it, just give it a good shake and then spray onto cuts and wounds before applying a bandage. Repeate 2-3 times daily.
Not only is this spray great to keep the wound clean (it's antifungal, antibacterial, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobal, and strongly anti-septic), but it's also highly regenerative to speed healing. And I love having it in spray form so there's no need to touch tender areas directly. Just spray, and you're good to go.
*All essential oils are NOT the same... in fact, only 2% of essential oils sold in North America are medicinal grade! Please read this before buying any!