Boo-boos - we all get them. Big ones and small ones. Nor are our four-legged friends immune from them! I first witnessed the miracle of Helichrysum essential oil when I used it on the hematoma in Holly's ear. Imagine half a ping pong ball in your ear. No wonder poor Holly was constantly shaking her head.
The vet told us that it would take a couple of months before the blood in the hematoma would be reabsorbed and her ear would return to normal.
I didn't want her to suffer that long, though. I had learned about the wonders of Helichrysum essential oil from an aromatherapist. I wanted a superior product, so I ordered some Helichrysum from Purify Skin Therapy. It worked like magic! Within a week of daily applications of a few diluted drops, Holly's ear had almost returned to normal. I was sold!
Last week, I stumbled on a step. Fortunately, I didn't break anything, but I did hurt myself in several places. I had bad bruising and swelling in my left ring finger, as well my left ankle and toes.
When I awoke the next morning, I was concerned that I would have to get my rings cut off as my finger looked like a sausage. Not a breakfast one, neither, but more like a Bratwurst. (Yes, a wee bit of exaggeration!)
Then, I remembered that I had some Helichrysum essential oil. I prepared a dilution and applied it to my finger and foot. By the evening, my finger had returned to an almost normal size, even though it was still bruised. My toes and ankle are taking longer, especially since they weren't in great shape to begin with. In addition to using Helichrysum essential oil, I've been soaking in Epsom salts, which has helped to reduce the pain. Oh, that magnesium! By the way, it is not uncommon for RA patients to be deficient in magnesium.
Note to self: If I ever injure my ring finger again, remember to remove my rings while the removin' is still good!
About essential oils:
You want a trusted source. You pay more for this precious oil. A good quality (and effective) Helichrysum oil is very expensive, but when you learn about the harvest, you'll understand why.
Holly Draper, who owns Purify Skin Therapy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist. She cares about her products and she cares about you! If you have questions, she'll take the time to answer them.
Like whether it is safe to use her peppermint oil in baking? "Yes, experiment with it, ours is digestible, being USDA certified organic. But use only very small amounts. It's really strong!"
Besides Helichrysum essential oil and epsom salts, what else do you have in your first aid kit?
In my next post, learn about the one trick I taught Holly that every dog should know in case of a medical emergency.