Having something ready on hand to deal with life’s mishaps is always very helpful, and when it comes to First Aid for Cuts and Grazes I am quick to reach for my bottle of Rose Geranium Hydrosol. My simple Bruise Salve was the first item in our First Aid Kit and today I am adding Rose Geranium Hydrosol, my absolute favourite go-to for Cuts and Grazes.
Cuts and grazes can happen to any of us, at any time. The first step is always to assess the cut or graze first. Is this something we can deal with easily at home or do we need to seek out medical help for stitches or a tetanus shot?
When dealing with this at home the first step would be to clean the area. I like to do this by simply spraying my Rose Geranium Hydrosol on the area gentle. With its anti-inflammatory, cooling and hemostatic properties, Rose Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a great choice for both cleaning the area and slowing or stopping any bleeding. As I almost always have a bottle of Rose Geranium Hydrosol on hand in my fridge, this is usually my go-to when I have to deal with cuts and grazes.
I also find that it is very helpful once the healing continues. Gently spraying it on the are can relieve itching, as well as promote the formation of new tissue growth. It smells great and is safe for everyone to use.
If you don’t have Rose Geranium Hydrosol available, you can clean the cut or graze under running water or with a cold aromatic compress and then apply the Cut and Wound Synergy or create your own Essential Oil Synergy. Essential Oils that could be helpful include Cistus, Geranium, Lavender, Marjoram, Niaouli, Palmarosa, Rosemary and Tea Tree.
Cut and Wound Synergy
20ml carrier oil
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Tea Tree
5 drops Palmarosa