Injury Blend and Applications
If anyone knows my history, I am so good at injuring myself. Certainly not bragging, but the truth is, it's a fact that I am a clutz. I can't recall if the broken toes or stitches across the forehead was last. Anyway, I've created the following and find such great healing relief from this blend. Stay injury free, but if it happens, you'll be ready for it. So let's get started. Depending on your injury, you'll either want rapid relief or long term healing.
Carrier oils: These are used for rapid release. For injuries, I use either Tamanu, Trauma or or Hemp oil. They each have an ability to ease pain, inflammation, treat swelling and tissue damage, ease scarring and much more. There are many other carriers to choose from if these are not handy, although the healing ability may not be as effective.
Balms or Salves: Use for slow, constant healing and release of essential oil constituents. This would be used for long term healing such as 4 times a day for 5-7 days.
For adult, standard percentage used for pain and injury repair is 3%, keeping in mind the recommended maximum for each individual oil.
To make a soft balm, leave out any butters or beeswax which gives a thicker consistency. A softer balm is nice for those tender injuries where pressure is not optimal.
50 ml carrier or combination of carrier oils. Do not measure your ingredients. Use a small kitchen scale for precise measurements.
25 ml Coconut oil (melt)
25 ml Hemp oil
0.03% Eco preservative *
*Add your preservative and essential oils when temperature is below 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit)*
6 drops Bergamot Citrus Bergamia T
8 drops Black Pepper Piper nigrum M/B
14 drops Helichrysum Helichrysum italicum M/B
12 drops Copaiba balsam Copaifera officinalis B
Blend well. Let your balm/salve cool. Use as needed.
This is why I love this blend and why it works. It's about the chemistry.
Bergamot: d-limonene 39.80 %, Linalyl acetate 26.42 %; linalool 14.54 %
Black pepper: b-caryophyllene 18.89 %, d-limonene 17.12 %, a-pinene 13 %
Helichrysum a-pinene 15.92 %, neryl acetate 13.25 %, y-curcumene 13.07 %
Copaiba balsam: b-caryophyllene 26.75 %, a-caryophyllene 7.27 %, b-elemene 6.81%
I hope you find these helpful in your healing process.