June 26, 2014
I was having lunch with my sweet Mom and noticed a rather large gash on her forearm. There were broken blood vessels and just looked so sore and angry, all from bumping her arm against the kitchen countertop. As my beautiful Mom ages her skin is getting thinner and more susceptible to amplified reactions from simple bumps. Thin skin and slow healing can be a common occurrence for our aging loved ones because of poor circulation and reduced cell division in the dermal layer ...and that's the rub! I should clarify that anyone can have thin skin or even circulation issues for various reasons. Thin skin can be a genetic trait or caused by too much sun exposure; ultraviolet rays can damage collagen in the dermal layer. My 30 yr old daughter has circulation issues, she was diagnosed with Reynaud's and loses circulation in her hands and feet if exposed to cold temps as you can see in the photo. Yep, it's pretty dramatic but the good news is, a topical application of key essential oils can help with poor circulation and even speed up healing process. This is for you Mom!
In my daughter's case an application 2 to 3 drops of CW Rosemary with Naked Salve had blood circulating in no time. Take note of what CW Rosemary can do but if you need an alternative to Rosemary try CW Cypress or CW Black Pepper. Okay, back to my momma! I have a lovely book by Stephanie L. Tourles; Hands on Healing Remedies that includes a chapter on Elder Care Concerns - this is my source for the Circulation Rub and I wholeheartedly agree with the author on her choices of Geranium and Rosemary for the following reasons... -
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May 10, 2017
I have been using your healing salve, and it too is a miracle…Love you, sweet daughter.
Wow I am so excited to get this recipe. My Aunt has arthritis real bad in her shoulders, after receiving radiation for colon cancer last year.She is 81 and I made some pain relieving salve and sent it to her it worked well for her.I am making this and sending it to her as well.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING ;)
My mothers skin was the same way in her later years. She always had tegaderm on her arms b/c of skin tears. I fear that I am in the same situation with my skin. :( I will try this rub.
Margarett, I wish I could comment but that’s for you to discuss with your doctor. All I can advise is to do some research and make a collective decision that’s right for you :)
I was/am excited to read about this rub.. I have one question.. both the Geranium and Rosemary are listed to have a coagulation effect, but I take blood thinners for a heart condition….. should I avoid this wonderful sounding rub?
Would this be good for a rock climber who is having trouble with pain in his fingers? I’m looking for something for something to give my son. Thank you!
Yes, you could warm the Naked Salve to liquid state, stir in Rosemary and let cool so she can grab and go! Black Pepper can be used this way as well, as a warming salve for cold wintry hands and toes.
My SIL was just diagnosed with Reynauds. I was considering purchasing your Naked Salve to make a concoction for her as an intro to EO’s. Can I mix the Rosemary directly into the salve? Does Rosemary have the warming effect like Black Pepper? She’s a nurse so her hands are important but that also means she doesn’t have much time to mix stuff on her own! TIA for your help!!
I have Raynauds! And was just diagnosed with hypothyroidism and mixed connective tissue disease. All are autoimmune issues. I will have to try this!
Love you too my beautiful, sweet Mom!
Just put a link to your circulation rub on my post on Raynaud’s Disease. Can’t wait to try it!
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My rule of thumb for a salve blend is a total of 25 drops per 1 oz jar and, a total of 50 drops per 4 oz jar.
If I was going to warm my naked salve to a liquid state to mix in oils, how many drops of rosemary and geranium should I add? I have a 4 oz jar if the naked salve. Thanks!
I would certainly consider it!
Thanks Rebecca! My daughter has Reynauds due to Lupus. She has been successfully been using Rosemary neat on her hands. I’m going to make this blend up for her to try especially because we are coming in to winter now.
I appreciate you, your knowledge, and your willingness to share! <3
Hi Teresa, for more warming properties as well as additional circulatory assistance, try adding 5 to 10 drops of Black Pepper essential oil.
Hi Rebecca! Thank you for your wonderful products and recipes. I’m thinking of adding Black Pepper for warming to this blend and am wondering how many drops you would recommend
The blend could prove to be helpful Sarah.
Would this work for varicose veins?
Did this work? My sister in law has Raynaud now
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