kids plyngKids love summertime! For many of them, summer is the peak season for playing outside. The tiny downside of running around and having so much fun is that they can wind up with more bites, bruises, scrapes, and stings than at other times of the year. So I wanted to share some recipes from Andrea Butje’s Aromahead Blog that you can use to make your own “Aromatherapy First Aid Kit” for kids.

There are three recipes:

  • A cuts and scrapes blend
  • A bruise relief blend
  • A bug bite itch stick

This “Aromatherapy First Aid Kit” is for kids who are about five years old and bigger.

Ouch-Away Blend for Cuts and Scrapes

Make this blend in a 2 oz glass bottle. You can also make it in a spray bottle. The carrier is aloe vera gel, and that works just as well in either bottle.

This recipe is so soothing for cuts and scrapes, and the essential oils help to reduce germs and the risk of infection. You can apply it immediately after the cut happens, and then 3 to 5 times a day until the cut is healed. I suggest making a fresh bottle every few weeks.

  • 2 oz  aloe vera gel
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 4 drops frankincense essential oil

For kids under five:

  • 1 oz Lavender hydrosol
  • 1/2 oz  frankincense hydrosol
  • 1/2 oz  tea tree hydrosol

We will have two more recipes tomorrow.

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