This has been a weekend of therapeutic essential oils discoveries!
Friday night, I bit the inside of my upper lip – HARD. Within a few minutes, it was swollen enough that it could be seen looking at my reflection in the mirror. Knew I had to figure out the right essential oil to use……and FAST!
Looked in the Higley’s Reference Guide For Essential Oils to see what might be helpful. They list both Chamomiles – German (Blue) & Roman – as excellent choices. Hadn’t tried my bottle of deep indigo blue German Chamomile yet. Figured this was my opportunity!
Poured a drop (more than was necessary…just a touch would have been enough) of German Chamomile, Matricaria recutita, on my finger and rubbed it all over my swollen lip. Was totally mild with a taste that is very tolerable.
By the next morning (8hrs later), the lip swelling was gone & the teeth lacerations were healing. I applied another drop to continue the healing. With twice a day applications within 24hrs the wound was completely healed!
Gosh! Was I delighted with this discovery. Normally, bite wounds like that are swollen, sore, and bothersome for several days to a week. And it’s so easy to aggravate the injury by accidentally re-biting the swollen area while eating.
So, add some incredible ‘Indigo Blue’ chamomile to your first-aid oils ASAP!