E3’s Bruise & Scar synergy blend is designed to lessen the healing time of bruises, ease discomfort and inflammation, and to minimize the appearance of a newly forming scar.
A bruise is an injury to the skin caused by trauma that breaks blood vessels and causes blood to leak into surrounding tissue. A scar is the result of the body’s natural healing process to repair a wound. Scar tissue is different than the tissue it replaces.
The following essential oils are in Bruise & Scar (alphabetical order). The therapeutic uses that are listed for each essential oil are those that are relevant to the purpose of this particular blend.
Cypress: Wound healing, bruising, poor circulation, astringent, skin tonic.
Frankincense: Wound healing, inflammation, minor bleeding, astringent, skin tonic.
Helichrysum: Inflammation, wound healing, bruising, astringent. (The best known essential oil for bruises.)
Ho Wood: Soothes muscle aches & spasms, joint aches; eases tension and stress.
Lavender: Aches, wound healing, itching, minor bleeding, skin tonic.
Petitgrain: Inflammation, skin tonic.
Rose: Inflammation, wound healing, minor bleeding, astringent, skin tonic.
Methods of Use
Compress (for Bruises): Fill a basin with cool water. (Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring, and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring, and apply 3 more times.
Massage (for Scars): Mix 30 drops of essential oil in 1 ounce of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion. (Gently massaging a scar will break down the overly tough tissue fibers, helping to reduce tissue build-up, keep skin pliable and minimize its appearance.)
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
Caution for Bruises: Apply essential oil mixture with gentle touch only.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)