Yet another snow day here. It started at about 3pm yesterday (after I picked the kids up early from school!) and it has been going ever since. We now have a foot and it's still coming. I'm hiding in nook upstairs to try to get some work done (ah! just after I typed those words, came the sound of steps on the stairs and requests for eggs! To be continued....)
Take two...(That's just how it goes around here)
This snowy day starts with me enjoying a cup of tea with Kelly. Lovely, right? Then I happen to glance at his feet and spot a very upsetting big toe. Kelly has the unfortunate habit of picking his toenails. It's nasty.
And now one has gone bad...very bad. I'll spare you the details, but I will mention how I'm treating it.
First we gave it a good soak: Warm water with a drop of Frankincence (for inflammation),
a drop of Melaluca (anti-bacterial and anti-fungal)
a drop of Helichrysum (for healing)
I've talked about the first two before, but I save the Heli for the big jobs. It's a pricey one, but an incredible healer. According to Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D (in chemistry) and the author of "The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils", Helichrysum "is so mild it is the preferred option for the immediate treatment of injuries, especially bleeding wounds. Dropping this oil into a bleeding wound sanitizes the wound, speeds the closure and effectively stops the pain. Using it undiluted on wounds avoids bringing other less diluted substances, such as fatty base oils, into the wound. It is self explanatory that using Helichrysum essential oil on wound requires a genuine and authentic oil."
Wow. There's a lot going on there and I need to be clear about several things:
1) I am not recommending you treat deep wounds with essential oils! Maybe Dr. Kurt would, but he has more knowledge than I.
When in doubt, get it checked out!
2) He's clearly making the point of buying quality essential oils. After doing years of research on this, I would only use doTERRA oils. Find out why:
Now back to my friend Heli:
Helichrysum is sometimes called "liquid stitches" because of it's anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating properties. And it's a powerful one. A drop is all you need. For unbroken skin, it is best used in dilution and this makes the oil more affordable. Dr. Kurt states that "a 1% dilution in sesame oil is equally as effective as it would be in higher concentrations."
After the soak, we put some Correct X ointment on it and a band-aid and Kelly said it already felt better. We will soak again, put a drop of Heli directly on the spot and re-apply the Correct-X before bed.
We also had a lesson in using the clippers...fingers crossed!
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