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Spray Bottle Protocols for Sensitive Applications

February 21, 201418 Comments

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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.

Spray Bottle Protocols
Recipe Type: Road Rash Healing Spray - Gentle healing application for wounds, scrapes and abrasions.
In a 1 ounce glass spray bottle add the following
  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Melaleuca
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • Organic Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Fill the remainder of bottle with Rosehip Seed Oil
  1. 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.

Spray Bottle Protocols for Sensitive Applications
Shingles Pain Relieving Spray
  1. 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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May 10, 2017 at 11:36am

I love the idea of putting the healing power of your salve recipe in a spray bottle. My husband just had ankle surgery to repair a broken bone with screws and a plate. Last night I told him I would apply a salve when the dressing is removed after the post surgical doctor appointment. When I read your post about sensitive skin I realized my husband ’s surgical wound would be too sensitive for a salve application. What protocol would you recommend to heal the surgical wound, broken bone and stretched tendons?


May 10, 2017 at 11:36am

Poor guy looks like he healed well, I have problems with spray bottles not working though, all kinds, am I doing something wrong with them is there a difference, although I find the ones with the trigger easier, maybe cause my hands don’t work well a lot of the time,(stiffness, pain and not enough feeling.


May 10, 2017 at 11:36am

Spray applications are great for pets too. Our dog will not let anyone touch her ears when they are infected. As per our Vet, mix 1 oz each; organic apple cider vinegar, distilled water & rubbing alcohol. To that add 6 drops of melaleuca and swirl before spraying inside her ear(s) 2-3 times /day. This she tolerates. Once the infection tames some and her ears are less sensitive I saturate a cotton ball and squeeze to allow it to run into the ear. Once the infection is gone I do a weekly spraying to keep it at bay.


May 10, 2017 at 11:36am

I would suggest this for both feet: Massage 3 drops each Zen, Cypress, Basil, Marjoram and Peppermint to calves and feet with a carrier oil (or affected area). You can combine or layer them, I prefer layering the oils. End the massage with Peppermint. After applying to the affected area cover the area with a hot moist towel and then wrap a dry towel around that…let the towels cool before removing them. You should apply at least once a day and repeat as needed. The massage is very important in the protocol to stimulate blood blow, be prepared to spend some time massaging the oils in.


May 10, 2017 at 11:36am

what will work for neuropathy?

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