More and more I find myself incorporating my essential oils into my daily life and yet still I never cease to be surprised by just how amazing these oils can be! When I first got my starter kit I researched a lot of different uses for each of the 11 oils I had added to my collection. Some, like lavender, tea tree, and peppermint, I was familiar with and had already incorporated into my hygiene and beauty routines. Others, like Thieves blend, frankincense, and lemon, I was excited to finally get to try. Part of my research involved looking up different oil blend combinations to help with life’s little annoyances – like the sniffles, coughing, scratchy throats, dry and itchy skin, aches and pains, upset bellies, scrapes and bruises, and a pounding head! I found lots of great recipes online, ordered some really pretty 10 ml cobalt roller ball bottles, and set to mixing and blending. I’ve incorporated several into my daily life, including my favorite for aches and pains as well as sniffles, coughs and a scratchy throat. I’ve even shared the recipes for my Ache Away and Seasonal Relief blends at my Essential Oil Make ‘N Take parties and they have been guest favorites! But one I had made had sat unused in my cute little oil bag until yesterday!
See, I’m super clumsy – like the kind of clumsy where door jambs jump out in front of me or I trip on flat surfaces. True to form, I was walking to my car after work yesterday and tripped over the curb in the parking lot only inches from making it to my car unscathed. My ankle rolled (but thankfully didn’t sprain or break which would’ve been incredibly painful and inconvenient) but I did manage to land on my knees onto the asphalt. So I limped around to the driver’s side of my car to check out the damage I had done. Thankfully my pants didn’t rip but I did manage to scrape up my knee pretty bad and just knew that it was about to start bleeding pretty good and would likely leave me with quite the bruise by the next morning. And then I remembered – I have an oil for that! So I pulled out the lonely, unused Ouchie blend and rubbed a little onto my scraped and bruising knee. I was shocked how quickly it took the sting out and stopped the bleeding! I’m now applying it twice daily to help speed up the healing process. And so far, no bruising!
I was so impressed with how well this blend worked I had to share it with my readers! So without further ado, here it is:
Ouchie! roller ball recipe:*
- 10 ml roller ball bottle (make sure you get metal not plastic roller balls)
- 30 drops of Tea Tree oil
- 20 drops of Lavender oil
- 15 drops of Frankincense oil
- fill roller ball with carrier oil – I prefer fractionated coconut oil (I buy Dr. Adorable brand from Amazon Prime)
This recipe is great for cleaning and taking the sting out of scrapes, cuts, and blisters as well as providing soothing relief from scaly, itchy patches of skin. Plus, it’s safe to use on children!
*This is not my original recipe. But sadly many of the reference websites I used to create my roller ball recipes have been removed due to FDA regulations and noncompliant language (don’t get me started on that tirade) so I can’t give you the source for this recipe. But if its your original recipe please let me know and I’ll be happy to give credit where credit is due!
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Products and techniques mentioned here are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Information here is in no way intended to replace proper medical help. Consult with the health authorities of your choice for treatment.