Calendula, Arnica, and St. john’s wort: each herb-infused oil has its own therapeutic properties. When blended together this trauma oil is an excellent addition to your first aid kit. It has a slight aroma, is mildly oily and golden in color.
What is trauma oil?
Trauma oil can be used for boo-boos on young children with no essential oils added. I have used trauma oil as a base for pain modulating blends, here is why.
Arnica is used to relieve swelling, bruises and inflammation for strains and sprains. The famous Boiron “Arnica cream” has been around since 1932.
Calendula is an anti-inflammatory, and wound healing herb.
St. john’s wort can treat wounds, treat pain, and modulate inflammation. It has been noted to be antiviral and antimicrobial.
A base oil such as olive oil has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, soothing and healing therapeutic properties.
How can I use trauma oil?
Like I stated earlier, trauma oil can be used alone for anyone, especially the very young and elderly or those with sensitive skin. I have used trauma oil as a base to help modulate pain and swelling in bruised ankles, ribs, wrists and the like.
Something as simple as trauma oil mixed with lavender would help with pain and swelling. You don’t have to have a box of dozens of different oils–use what you have. Just remember to dilute the essential oil properly, click on the link to my previous post on dilution.
Trauma oil is another tool in the first aid kit, great for all kinds of aches and pains. Try it.