When to Apply Essential Oils: Clean Cuts and Scrapes for Kids

When should you apply Essential Oils? When you want a natural way to help clean your kids cuts and scrapes.

This aloe blend can be used to clean minor cuts and scrapes for kids with Essential Oils.

My friends who are parents and caretakers love that this blend is all natural, and the three essential oils help to soothe pain, heal skin, and reduce the possibility of infection. You can use it right on broken skin after you’ve cleaned the area with soap and water.

I’m making 2 oz (60 ml) of this cuts and scrapes blend in a PET plastic* flip-top bottle (also called a disc-top bottle). You don’t have to measure your aloe (Aloe barbadensis)—I’m just pouring mine right into the 2 oz (60 ml) bottle, and leaving a little room to add my essential oils. (0:51)

The essential oils are:

4 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) (1:23)
4 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) (1:54)
4 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) (2:23)

Just 4 drops of each oil is enough, since essential oils are so concentrated and kids’ skin can be so sensitive. Equal drop counts also make it easy to reduce this recipe by half if you’d rather make only 1 oz (30 ml).

Shake your blend gently before each use to be sure the essential oils are distributed through the aloe vera, and then you can put a bit in the palm of your hand (after washing up), and rub it gently on the cut or scrape. I tend to leave the essential oils out if I’m caring for kids under five years old, though—just aloe alone can be enough for them.

I recommend making this blend fresh every few weeks. (That’s one reason you might want to make only 1 oz/30 ml. If you’re not going to use it that often, you may not need the full 2 oz/60 ml.)

Here’s hoping you never have cuts and scrapes to use this blend on!

* I usually prefer to use glass with essential oils, but PET plastic is known as a non-reactive plastic that doesn’t leach. Since I can’t always find flip-top bottles in glass, PET plastic is a good alternative.

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