bye bye boo boo!
With the blink of an eye, my ooey gooey newborn somehow became a 9 month old pre-tot! If you have ever witnessed this phase or experienced it first hand, then you know that it comes with lots of experimentation, crawling, pulling up, and of course bumps and bruises. Orson is an explorer like his mama, and sometimes his tumbles and bumps happen before I can prevent them.
I feel terrible when he gets a big bump, scratch, or bruise on his face. Naturally, I want it to stop hurting and be gone as soon as possible. I know I can't fully prevent his boo boos, but at least I can take them away as quick as possible with some help from mama's magical kisses + my homemade boo boo ointment. My tried and true recipe is below. It works amazing. If you make this yourself at home with proper high-quality ingredients, you'll see a dramatic difference overnight!!
Bye Bye Boo Boo Ointment Recipe
1-2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (frank is cleansing, soothing, regenerative)
1-2 drops Lavender Essential Oil (lavender is calming, protecting, renewing)
1-2 drops Copaiba Essential Oil (copaiba is calming, soothing, and enhancing)
30-60 drops Young Living V-6 Oil Complex OR substitute with 30-60 drops Fractionated Coconut Oil OR 1 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.
Storage: Always store essential oils or essential oil-based products in a glass or stainless steel.
Notes: Never put essential oils on babies without a carrier oil like coconut oil in order to dilute the strength of the oils. It is also best practice to use the ratios I listed unless you're making a bulk supply. All essential oils I listed are baby-safe for ages 0-1 as long as you dilute 1 drop with 8-10 drops of a carrier oil when applying to the body topically. For ages 2-6 you can use 1 drop essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. If you have children ages 7-11 you can use 1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil. For ages 12 and up to adulthood, the oils I listed are safe to use "neat" meaning directly on the body without carriers. If you're an oil newbie, I still recommend a 1:1 ratio.
All essential oils in this recipe (and any recipes I will share in the future) are Young Living Essential Oils that are recognized as a natural health product here in Canada, which means they can relieve symptoms associated with common ailments, as well as restore, maintain, and support good health when used properly. To get the exact oils in the recipe, click here.
With that said, I simply cannot recommend topical (body) application of any other essential oils on the market due to safety concerns. Unfortunately, not all essential oils are sourced/created equally. Young Living has the best oils from tiny plant seed to bottle seal. Check out my before and after photo below to see the boo boo difference in under 24 hours. The bruise is almost non-existent after one good sleep and a morning of play!
Let me know if you try this for yourself! Good luck and I hope you don't have to kiss too many boo boos.