“Get Better Bruise!” Blendkids2

This blend is made in a 1 oz glass bottle.

You can apply it onto the bruise right after it forms, and then every 15 to 30 minutes for the first day. After the first day, apply it 3 to 5 times a day until the bruise is all gone.

  • 1 oz  trauma oil (trauma oil is an infusion of three herbs in a carrier oil: arnica, St. John’s wort, and calendula.)
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops frankincense essential oil

For kids under five:

1 oz (30 ml) of pure trauma oil will do the trick!

No-More-Itch Stick for Bug Bites

These itch sticks are especially soothing! You can use them as needed, and kids can even carry them around to use anytime their bites start itching.

You can make your itch sticks in lotion bar containers, which twist up like lip balm tubes. You’ll need two lotion bar containers, each holding 1 oz (30 ml).

  • ½ oz  beeswax
  • 1 oz  coconut oil
  • ½ oz  jojoba wax
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 3 drops cedarwood essential oil


  1. Melt the beeswax in a Pyrex measuring cup using the “double boiler method.” (Put the Pyrex in a soup pot about ¼ full of water. Bring the water to a slow boil. I like to leave the handle of the Pyrex hanging outside the pot so it doesn’t get too hot to touch!)
  2. Add the jojoba wax.
  3. Add the coconut oil.
  4. Remove the Pyrex from heat and add your essential oils.
  5. Pour your melted blend into your lotion bar sticks and let them solidify for a few hours.

For kids under five:

Make a blend in a 2 oz  glass spray bottle using:

I recommend making this blend fresh every few weeks.

There are different approaches to using essential oils with little children.

The Aromahead Approach for kids under five is extra cautious. For topical use we prefer to use hydrosols, butters, and carrier oils.

Babies’ and young children’s skin can be so sensitive that essential oils can easily become overwhelming for them. Hydrosols, butters, and carrier oils can often give a child the nudge they need towards rebalancing their health.

That said, there are exceptions. For example, if a child is stung by a bee (assuming they’re not allergic to bees), you can add 2 drops of lavender to ½ oz of aloe vera gel. Apply it to the sting until the pain and swelling calms down, then switch to lavender hydrosol.

Now, thanks to Andrea Butje at Aromahead, you’re all set to enjoy summer!

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