Healing Oil Treatments

Here are 5 popular healing oil treatments that I believe you should have in your medicine cabinet to address common injuries you are likely to experience in your life.

These essential oils have been proven to work well for minor injuries, scrapes and bruises as well as for more serious injuries while you wait for proper medical attention.

note: None of the information provided on this site should be used to replace that of your medical professional. See Disclaimer


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6 Healing Oil Treatments for
Your First Aid Kit

Cajeput Essential Oil

The healing oil Cajeput Essential Oil is effective at fighting infections because of its antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

It is also known to assist in rapid healing due to its protective properties.

Apply directly to cuts and wounds to fight off infection. For situations where tetanus may be a threat, Cajeput should protect you until you are able to get to a hospital for a tetanus shot.

Mix with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut in a 50:50 ratio to cover larger areas.

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Cypress Essential Oil

As a healing oil Cypress Essential Oil possesses antiseptic qualities and is able to treat both external and internal wounds while also controlling infections.

The oil has also been studied for its antimicrobial activity against certain bacteria and fungi with very good results.

Its ability to kill bacteria on the skin makes it an effective healing oil treatment against sores and pimples. 

Cypress Essential Oil has been known to:

  • decrease colitis (inflammation of the inner lining of the colon) spasms.
  • decrease fluid retention, a common cause of carpal tunnel as well as the pain associated with it.
  • Stimulate blood flow to reduce inflammation.

Blend the oil with carrier oil in a 50:50 solution to apply topically wherever needed.

Cypress Oil is known for it's ability to improve circulation in muscles and joints which will help with rheumatism, decrease muscle cramps, control edema (swollen legs from fluid retention), treat varicose veins, and reduce excessive perspiration.

Massage a 50:50 blend of cypress and carrier oil into your arms and legs in the direction of your heart to assist in blood circulation.

For varicose veins, gently apply cypress undiluted and without massaging to the area of concern. Application should be in the direction of your heart.

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Helichrysum Essential Oil

"Helichrysum is the appropriate oil for larger injuries until professional care is available."

page 204 Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils - Kurt Schnaubelt

Helichrysum essential oil can be applied undiluted to assist in healing tissue and nerves or to prevent/reduce a hematoma (bruising).

According to Dr. Daniel Penoel, Helichrysum is the most powerful agent to use for a hematoma.

A massage of a 50:50 blend of Helichrysum and carrier oil can be effective as a healing oil for:

Helichrysum essential oil works well for any skin condition where inflamed tissue needs to be calmed and regenerated.

It is a very gentle oil and can be applied to children suffering from inflammation and dermatitis. it is also very moisturizing and will work well when skin is dry and cracking.

Helichrysum essential oil has a natural anti-inflammatory effect on your body. Rub a few drops directly on arthritis, sore muscles and bruises.

Known for its healing properties it works great as an initial application for larger injuries before bandaging in preparation for transport to a location were professional care is available.

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Lavender Essential Oil

True Lavender can be used to cool your skin from a sunburn and help regenerate the tissue so you heal quicker.

Lavender is an incredible healing oil for treatment of minor burns. I keep a bottle near the stove in our kitchen so it can be applied immediately when I accidentally touch a hot pan. The pain almost instantly disappears and does not return.

For pain control at bedtime mix True Lavender essential oil with a carrier oil and massage the area just before going to sleep. This slows the activity of your nervous system which helps you relax and go to sleep.

True Lavender can be used to cool your skin from a sunburn and help regenerate the tissue so you heal quicker

Massage Lavender oil into overused muscles to ease muscle tension.

It can be applied directly or blended 4% Lavender Essential Oil with 6% Rosemary  and 90% carrier oil) and apply to a wound twice daily to speed healing.

Moisturize and condition chapped lips or skin by rubbing a trace of oil on them. (can also be combined with German Chamomile)

Massage Lavender oil on skin irritations, bug bites, acne, minor cuts, and bruises to ease the itching and hasten recovery. 

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Rosemary Essential Oil

Apply a drop of Rosemary Essential Oil undiluted on a cut or sore to stop it from bleeding.

For nosebleeds Rosemary can be applied over the bridge of your nose with a cold damp washcloth.

Massage 50:50 Rosemary and carrier oil such as coconut and aloe into your muscles to reduce pain, rheumatism, gout and water retention.

Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities Rosemary Essential Oil is known for its affects on various skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, scabies, wrinkles as well as dry skin.

Apply it topically in a 50:50 blend with a carrier oil for larger areas or undiluted for localized conditions.

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Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil inhibits microbial growth and disinfects wounds to stop bacterial, fungal and viral infections. It is also known to help speed recovery and assist in the healing process.

Ylang Ylang is known for its antidepressant, antiseborrheic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine, and sedative properties.

It is known for its abilities to speed up the healing of wounds and infections and to avoid sepsis and tetanus.

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