Hey guys! Do you remember Hannah? You might remember hearing about her from such posts as "apparently we hula hoop" or you might have seen a few snippets of her being a camera in some of my cookbook posts! Well, Hannah, like Emily and myself is a big lover of all things natural and many things homemade. I was lucky enough to meet her thanks to my cookbook project (thanks for reaching out, hannah!!) and well, she's pretty cool, lives right near by, and she's got two adorable little boys to boot. Basically, I love the internet and all the cool people I get to meet from it.
As a mom of two adventurous boys, I see my fair share of “boo-boos”. When I was growing up, drugstore-variety antibiotic ointment was the go-to. It wasn't until I became a mom and read some questionable things about petroleum jelly that I thought to question it.
This year I’ve made it a goal to replace what was left of our over-the-counter medicine cabinet staples with natural alternatives. I began looking for a way to treat everyday wounds, and learned of an essential oil trio that helps prevent infection, ease the pain, and speed healing. Lavender, frankincense, and a blend called purification (made by Young Living- you can read more about them here).
10ml glass roller bottle
fractionated coconut oil
3 drops each of the above oils (lavender, purification, frankincense)
How to:Combine coconut oil, essential oil in roller bottle, mix and apply. We use it 1-2 times a day for the first couple days, and then once a day until everything seems to be well on it’s way to healing.
My boys now ask for oil for every tiny scrape, and of course want to apply it themselves.
Author & photographs by Hannah Mayo exclusively for ohdeardrea. To see more of Hannah's photography click HERE to learn more about essential oils from Hannah click HERE.
I am an independent distributor of Young Living. Find out more about the oils I use and how to purchase them here.These products and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease or injury should consult with a physician. If you are currently on medication, please DO NOT STOP.
This info is for learning purposes only. I’m not a medical professional, just simply sharing what has worked for my family, and I connote promise any specific results. I encourage you to do your research and discuss any changes to your healthcare routine with a trusted healthcare practitioner.