How I Supported My Body Naturally After a Fall
The 24 hours we have in a day are mostly planned for our daily activities like work, school, and different life engagements. Most of the time, taking good care of yourself is not even on the list and no matter how hard we try to keep ourselves safe and focused, misfortunes happen–like falling off a treadmill.
In March 2021, I fell off the treadmill, and somehow the back of my hand landed on the treadmill. The top skin layer of my hand got taken off. My hand was swollen. It was very painful at first and I would say the discomfort lasted for 3 days.
As an advocate of wellness and natural healing, I used essential oils and supplements to help the severe discomfort subside quickly. Today, I will be sharing with you the products I used:
The Healing Process
First I made a blend of essential oils. I used 5 drops of Lavender, Peppermint, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Tea tree, and Copaiba, and filled up the rest of a small spray bottle with fractionated coconut oil.
I sprayed the skin injury every hour and kept it open as much as I could. A few times after a few days, I used Correct X, a multi-purpose natural ointment that helps soothe skin.
A few days later, I added Yarrow/Pom to my routine which helped pull out any impurities and soothe the skin at the same time. Scabs started to develop in a few days and by the end of the second week, the scabs came off and healthy skin appeared. To prevent any scarring, I continued to use the Frankincense roll-on, Rose roll-on, and Yarrow/Pom for a while. Grateful that I had these essential oils on hand! *pun intended*
I also take Lifelong Long Vitality supplements and double the amount of Deep Blue Polyphenol supplements and Terrazyme I usually consume. I started taking 2 Turmeric capsules per day, as well. These supplements significantly lessened the discomfort in my back and shoulder which happened as a result of the fall.
The Oils and Supplements Used and their Properties
Here is a little more information about the essential oils and the supplements listed above:
The carefully scored resinous tears of trees are the sources of Frankincense essential oil. It contains a complex mixture of monoterpenes such as alpha-pinene, Limonene, alpha-Thujene, and beta-Pinene. This mixture contributes to Frankincense essential oil’s renewing effects when applied topically and the ability to support diverse cells in the body when taken internally. These renewing properties are used to rejuvenate skin and help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. The chemical components also result in a powerful aroma that can help dispel negative feelings like stress.
Helichrysum italicum is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and flowers that form a cluster of golden yellow, ball-shaped blossoms. Like Frankincense that contains alpha-pinene, it may have a protective effect on the skin when applied topically and may help keep it looking healthy. The skin benefits from the rejuvenating effects of the Helichrysum oil. This essential oil can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
The main constituents of lavender are linalool, linalyl acetate, 1,8-cineole B-ocimene, terpinen-4-ol, and camphor. The skin benefits from the cleansing and purifying properties of Lavender oil. It is sought after to relieve stress and ease feelings of anxiety. Applying Lavender oil topically reduces skin imperfections. Its soothing properties are perfect for calming occasional skin irritations. The calming properties of the oil help create a serene environment that is optimal for resting well and staying asleep. It can also promote relaxation during waking hours.
The peppermint plant is a versatile perennial herb. Its main constituents are menthol, 1,8-cineole, limonene, beta-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene. Peppermint helps alleviate occasional stomach upset and promote healthy respiratory function when taken internally. Peppermint oil can be used aromatically to promote feelings of energy. The high content of Menthol has been used for its ability to cleanse and freshen as much as it is sought after to help unwind and give a cooling sensation.
Melaleuca (tea tree) is one of the most popular essential oils. Tea Tree oil comes from the Melaleuca plant which consists of 1,8-cineole, terpinen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol, and gamma-terpinene. Because of its cleansing and purifying properties, the Tea Tree oil is best suited for skin discomforts. It can be used to cleanse the skin and nails for a healthy-looking complexion. Tea Tree is used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin. The cleansing properties help with the occasional skin irritation and the toning properties are best used for skincare routine. Diffusing the Tea Tree will help freshen the air and awaken your senses.
Copaiba trees in the Amazon rainforest are the source of Copaiba essential oil. Beta-caryophyllene is the primary chemical constituent of Copaiba essential oil. It can provide many incredible benefits for the cardiovascular and immune, digestive, nervous systems. The calming and soothing properties help relieve occasional anxious feelings. Copaiba oil has the capability of keeping your skin clean while reducing the appearance of blemishes. The oil also contains powerful antioxidants that boost immune health.
Lifelong Long Vitality Supplement
The Lifelong Vitality Pack includes Alpha CRS®+, Microplex VMz®, and xEO Mega® that provide the antioxidant capacity of 12 or more servings of fruit and vegetables. With the presence of essential nutrients and metabolic factors, the supplements promote optimum health and well-being. These components help relieve feelings of stress and promote mental clarity, energy, motivation, control, balance, happiness, and overall health improvements.
Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex
Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex provides a unique blend of extracts of Indian frankincense, turmeric, and ginger. Modern science has proven polyphenols to provide soothing relief. Deep Blue Polyphenol Complex also provides added antioxidant support and immune support that help alleviate occasional aches and discomfort.
TerraZyme contains a blend of active whole-food enzymes that assists in the digestive process of converting food into energy in cells. The supplement aids in energy production, tissue growth and repair, and managing toxic waste products. This helps ensure that your body can use the nutrition it consumes and promote better digestion.
Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsule
Ayurvedic and Chinese use the stems of the Curcuma longa plant and the extract in traditional health practices. The dōTERRA Turmeric Dual Chamber Capsule is a combination of both. Turmeric helps fight against free radicals and provides a healthy inflammatory response in the body. It also supports the body’s internal antioxidant system. The capsule helps soothe overworked muscles and helps keep joints flexible.
As much as these products helped me with my skin injury, I still suggest contacting your physician for any injuries before taking any medications on your own. If you need help with any of these essential oils and supplements or questions on how to use them, feel free to connect with me on Facebook and Instagram at @stresslessoilmore!