A homesteader can find home remedies for abrasions such as road rash, scratches, accidents, traumas, bed sores, sports injuries, scratching in sleep, scraping against a rough surface and falls can be healed naturally. A scraped knee is an excellent example of a common skin abrasion.
Symptoms of abrasions such as pain, redness, rash, swelling and bleeding can be very painful and need to be treated to avoid infection.
Abrasions may lead to painful exposure of tissues and nerve endings. The wound should be exposed top air and so a scab can form. An abrasion should hold its shape when the skin is moved or stretched. If any part of the wound gapes or changes shape, this is a more serious injury.
Abrasions Road Rash Essential Oil Recipe
7 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree Oil)
7 drops Lavender
7 drops Frankincense
3 drops Helichrysum
2 drops Myrrh
Put into a 2 oz glass spray bottle and top off with fractionated coconut oil.
(This recipe is approximately a 2% dilution which is fairly standard. You can increase or decrease the increments of each oil if you desire a stronger blend or need more dilution.
Benefits of each essential oil:
Melaleuca: fantastic cleansing properties
Lavender: soothing and calming to the skin plus reduces scarring
Frankincense: supports healthy cellular repair function, reduces the appearance of blemishes and rejuvenates the skin
Helichrysum: supports healthy tissue repair and reduces blemishes
Myrrh: soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion
Abrasion skin areas begin from a minor harm, yet without legitimate consideration, they may get tainted, prompting infections. The scraped spot must be washed completely with cleanser and water, and tapped dry before applying any balm or home remedy. An ice pack might be connected to decrease agony and swelling. Viable home solutions for treating scraped areas are:
~ Aloe Vera gel is very effective at healing abrasions. It is soothing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. It is easily available in your own home from an Aloe Vera plant growing in your sunny window sill. Simply cut a aloe leaf (looks like a long spine), slice from base to tip and open to ooze clear gel out, which can be applied directly to the abrasion.
~ Calendula is an anti-inflammatory, astringent and antiseptic. Calendula promotes new skin growth and stops bleeding.
Lavender essential oil works as a painkiller, reduces scarring and expedites the healing process.
~ Honey also eases pain as it acts as an antiseptic. Apply a thin layer of honey to the clean wound, cover with a bandage and leave overnight.
~ Thyme tea or Sage tea can also be dabbed on the affected area. They work as disinfectants.
~ Marigold leaves, plantain leaves, Parsley leaves or onion juice should be crushed and applied to the abrasion.
~ Cinnamon and clove essential oil can be used to treat an abrasion. Cinnamon works as a natural antiseptic and clove oil as a disinfectant. You should dilute with coconut oil as it can be very strong.
Home made salves and ointments made with tea tree oil, calendula and comfrey are effective in treating abrasions.
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