Natural remedies like using aromatherapy oils for bruises have been around for centuries. And their effectiveness has not waned as we progress further into the 21st century. Home remedies can still work. Aromatherapy oils, in particular, have been effective for providing a range of health benefits – for things like swelling, bruises and sprains.
A bruise or some form of contusion is a sub-characteristic of the more generalized term, “hematoma.” This results when blood collects outside of the blood vessel.
When there is strain or pressure inflicted on the body, broken blood vessels near the surface form discoloration of the skin. Or, in short, it’s what we call a bruise. Bruising and swelling can also form with certain medical treatments. For example, if you get a shot or have your blood taken, bruising can form around that area.
OK, done with the scientific explanation. So now onto the interesting stuff.
Aromatherapy using lavender essential oil
No one likes blemishes on their skin. And blemishes like bruises can be two-fold. They can be painful and, well, sometimes just downright ugly. The looming threat of a bruise can be anticipated through a number of symptoms:
- General pain on the surface of your skin
- Swelling or the development of a bump
- Redness of the skin with a bluish color
- Tender feeling when touched
- Muscle pain while using the affected body part
Aromatherapy oils can work as natural remedies for minor bruising, swelling, and sprains. Essential oils like Lavender can be applied to constrict blood vessels, while also reducing minor pain. Supplement this with an ice compress for greater results.
Aromatherapy products like lavender can boost blood circulation which can help curb bruising more rapidly. All you have to do is apply the oil – or blend of oils – to the surface of the affected area.
Use a blend to maximize benefits
Applying an essential oil blend (which comprises multiple oils in a single bottle) can be the most effective method for bruises and minor pain. The Soothing Heat Blend, for instance, is a proprietary formula for discomfort. This product delivers a soothing sensation for everything from bruising to achy joints and sore muscles. This blend comprises the following oils:
- Balsam fir
- Juniper berry
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All of these aromatherapy oils work together to provide natural pain relief and inflammation reduction – on a minor scale of course. And the therapeutic benefits that the Soothing Heat Blend delivers can be realized instantly with its cool, soothing sensation.
If you’re a newbie to using aromatherapy, and you’re looking to start out slow, you might consider starting off with a single oil. One of the best introductory oils to begin with is Lavender.
If you’re looking for maximum results, we recommend trying out an essential oil blend. As noted above, if you’re looking to use it for bruising or swelling, the Soothing Heat Blend may be your best bet.
If you browse around the web, you’ll find dozens of essential oil brands – with a variety of prices and a wide range of quality. If you’re considering a cheaper brand of oil that may contain chemical fillers, consider the potency, safety, and overall effectiveness you’ll get with an inexpensive product.
Choosing a high quality product will provide therapeutic benefits that other brands simply cannot deliver. This is especially important when dealing with pain and other health issues. To be frank, the knockoff brands will not provide the results you’re looking for.
And much more. Pure essential oils are the safest and most effective solutions for helping with a range of ailments.