Bye Bye Boo Boo!
With the blink of an eye, my ooey gooey newborn somehow became a 9 month old pre-tot! If you have ever witnessed this phase or experienced it first hand, then you know that it comes with lots of experimentation, crawling, pulling up, and of course bumps and bruises. Orson is an explorer like his mama, and sometimes his tumbles and bumps happen before I can prevent them.
I feel so bad when he gets a big bump, scratch, or bruise on his face. Naturally, I want it to stop hurting and be gone as soon as possible. I know I can't fully prevent his boo boos, but at least I can take them away as quick as possible with some help from mama's magical kisses and my homemade boo boo ointment. My tried and true recipe is below. It works amazing. If you make this yourself at home with proper high-quality ingredients, you'll see a dramatic difference overnight!!
Bye Bye Boo Boo Ointment Recipe
1 drop Frankincense Essential Oil (frank is cleansing, soothing, regenerative)
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil (lavender is calming, protecting, renewing)
1 drop Copaiba Essential Oil (copaiba is calming, soothing, and enhancing)
30 drops Young Living V-6 Oil Complex OR substitute with 30 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil OR 1 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Storage: Always store essential oils or essential oil-based products in a glass or aluminum/tin container.
Notes: Never put essential oils on babies without a carrier oil like coconut oil in order to dilute the strength of the oils. It is also best practice to use the ratios I listed. All essential oils I listed are baby-safe for ages 0-1 as long as you dilute 1 drop with 8-10 drops of a carrier oil when applying to the body topically. For ages 2-6 you can use 1 drop essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. If you have children ages 7-11 you can use 1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil. For ages 12 and up to adulthood, the oils I listed are safe to use "neat" meaning directly on the body without carriers. If you're an oil newbie, I still recommend a 1:1 ratio.
All essential oils in this recipe (and any recipes I will share in the future) are Young Living Essential Oils that are fully endorsed and supported by Health Canada and recognized as a natural health product which means they can relieve symptoms associated with common ailments, as well as restore, maintain, and support good health.
With that said, I simply cannot recommend topical (body) application of any other essential oils on the market due to safety concerns. Unfortunately, not all essential oils are sourced equally. Young Living has the best oils from tiny seed to bottle seal. Check out my before and after photo below to see the boo boo difference in under 24 hours. Bruise is almost non-existent after one good sleep and a morning of play!
Want a sample?
If you are interested in trying a sample of my ointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below and i'd be happy to send you one! If you have any further questions about why I use Young Living click here to check out my website or leave me a comment and i'd be happy to take you for coffee in person or via. skype and chat more!
Let me know if you try this for yourself! Good luck and I hope you don't have to kiss too many boo boos.