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Let’s look at how wonderful trauma oil is, and why it belongs in the first aid kit.

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.

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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.

https://justessentialstoday.com/dilution-of-essential-oils/

Trauma oil is another tool in the first aid kit, great for all kinds of aches and pains. Try it.

Happy blending,

Crystal.

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Trauma oil and first aid

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Trauma oil is an excellent carrier for essential oils

Let me tell you why…..

Look on the internet and you will find many vendors selling trauma oil.

What is it? How does it fit in the first aid realm? Do I have to dilute it?

Here is what trauma oil is–

Herbs used in trauma oil are: calendula, arnica, St. john’s wort. Each item has its own therapeutic properties all blended together to be excellent in your first aid kit or medicine cabinet.

Let’s talk about the different players in this oil.

Olive oil: In my previous post on carrier oils, I covered some of the therapeutic benefits of olive oil. Go back and read that post for more information.
Arnica (Arnica montana) Arnica is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic herb. It is used to relieve swelling, bruises and inflammation for strains and sprains etc. Bioron founded in 1932 has arnica cream or gel.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Calendula is an anti-inflammatory, and wound healing herb.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) What comes to mind is that this herb is popular for depression. Why is it in my trauma oil?
St john’s wort can treat wounds, treat pain and modulate inflammation. It has been noted to be antiviral and antimicrobial.

Blend all these herb-infused oils together for trauma oil.

There are many websites that sell trauma oil, or you can make your own. Personally, I buy mine.
Trauma oil can be used for boo-boos on young children with no essential oils added.
It has a slight aroma, is mildly oily and golden in color.


I have used a blend of black pepper (Piper nigrum), Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) and Spike lavender (Lavendula latifolia) for an acute ankle injury. The blend helped with the pain and swelling of a sore and swollen ankle.

Great for a medicine cabinet, backpack or travel kit!

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So the infusion of arnica, calendula, st. john’s wort with essential oils like black pepper, cypress and spike lavender are a power house for helping alieve inflammation and pain.

Black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil has been studied for its analgesic, anti-inflammatory properties. The main components of this oil are d-limonene and B-caryophyllene.

Using a 1% dilution in your blends will keep this spicy oil within safety guidelines.

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) essential oil—another great oil for inflammation due to a-pinene.

Spike lavender (Lavendula latifolia) doesn’t smell quite like Lavender angustifolia, thanks to the camphor-like properties of this oil. The 1,8-cineole is the analgesic and anti-flammatory component of this oil. Safety concerns with epileptics, pregnant women and children are to be used here.

There are many great oils for relief of pain and swelling, best of all Trauma oil gives them all a powerful punch!

Happy blending,

Crystal.