We get bruises at some or the other point of our lives. They not only look bad but the constant pain reminds you of the incident every time! Severe physical activity or physical shock at certain area can cause skin inflammation and discoloration; this is when you say you got a bruise mark. Bruises normally heal in about a week or two. Unfortunately, sometimes they can leave a mark on your skin that may take months to fade away. More: How to remove bruise marks >>
Below is how you could use lavender essential oil to get rid of bruises along with its benefits:
- By tightening the blood vessels, lavender essential oil prevents the blood from spilling out into the skin further.
- Lavender essential oil not only reduces pain associated with bruise, but also heals it quickly and reduces swelling.
- It also prevents scarring and redness that usually is observed after the blood clot is
WAYS TO USE LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL TO GET RID OF BRUISE:
Lavender ice cubes: In a bowl, add 1 cup of water and to it, add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and 2 tablespoons of witch hazel. Stir and add it into ice cube trays. Freeze and use the ice cubes to rub on the bruised area. Repeat this several times a day until the bruise is no more.
Lavender massage oil: In a bowl, take some coconut oil and to it, add few drops of lavender essential oil. Use this oil to gently massage the bruised skin, with light hands. Wipe it off and do not rinse.
Lavender turmeric mask: In a bowl, take some turmeric powder and add water to it to make a thick paste. Add in few drops of lavender essential oil and mix well. Apply this mask on the bruise and let it sit for good 30 minutes. Remove the dried mask and rinse.
Caution: Patch test before using any essential oils on skin. Consult your doctor before using if you are pregnant.