Spray Bottle Protocols for Sensitive Applications
February 21, 201418 Comments
If you've been using essential oils for awhile you've likely discovered that some topical applications can be tricky especially where wounds or sensitive, painful ailments like Shingles are concerned. Consider a spray bottle for the path of least resistance and careful coverage for healing.
Lets start with wound care. Road rash hurts and can be very sensitive to touch especially if it's been scrubbed of road rubble! Road rash calls for a gentle lecture and careful application of a Healing Spray. In this case, I would reach for the CW All Purpose Healing Stick blend, replacing the roller bottle with a spray bottle and alcohol-free Witch Hazel with fractionated coconut oil. Rather than disturb the tender raw skin with touch, make this easy blend in a glass spray bottle.
- 10 drops Frankincense
- 10 drops Melaleuca
- 10 drops Lavender
- Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
- Fill the remainder of bottle with Rosehip Seed Oil
- Before applying, give the bottle a gentle shake, spray wound, scrapes or abrasions thoroughly as needed 3x daily.
This is typical for the little one, a scraped knee or cheek what have you. A healing blend of Frankincense, Melaleuca and Lavender blended in rosehip seed oil and sprayed on is a much more comfortable than actually touching the wound. By the way, this is a blend you'll want to write down for future use. I do love this blend in a spray, it comes in handy for all kinds of antics and can double as deodorant, or hand sanitizer in a pinch!
Next up we have the horribly sensitive and painful Shingles, touching Shingles isn't wise, they're just so painful and sensitive! Shingles, also know as herpes zoster, is a viral infection of the nerve roots. The initial viral infection occurs with childhood chickenpox then lays dormant in the body for years and may resurface as shingles when the body is weakened from another disease or aging. Just sounds painful doesn't it? Once again, a spray bottle is going to be your best friend for essential oil application.
- Add the essential oil blend to a 1 oz glass spray bottle and top off with Rosehip Seed Oil. Lightly spritz Shingles as needed for pain.
Keep Spray Bottle Protocols in mind for those times when touch is painful, it really is the perfect solution for topical application in these instances.
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