Healing and Dealing With Wounds
...Using Nature's Living Energy
The animals in our lives will experience, sooner or later, an injury that will require us to take action to provide care, cleaning, “treatment”, and some form of intervention.
The good news is that any therapeutic oil provides a complex chemistry that makes it ideal for killing and preventing the spread of bacteria while supporting tissue regeneration. Microorganisms have a difficult time mutating in the presence of so many different antiseptic compounds. So, the idea is to use whatever oil you have. Young Living provides kits of 7 or more oils that can all be used for a host of issues. The Kit for Every Day Essential Oils gives us nine options to use with wounds and injuries. The Golden Touch One kit is the Emergency First Aid Kit of seven oils that also provide a broad application for wounds and injuries. We will describe some of these and others for you to consider.
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To understand natural wound healing process, it’s helpful to visualize
how the ‘skin’ is constructed in most animals. There are three layers
of ‘first-line’ protection:
epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.
has no blood vessels and is multi-layered. Cell types of the
play a role in the healing process of any wound. They fight off
infection, form skin coloration and provide framework for the skin’s
second layer. This layer is the final one to heal. The
is the thickest layer, made up of collagen, elastin and proteins. The
is the innermost layer, made up of collagen strands and fat cells.
cleared from the wound. Macrophages (cells), part of the
natural immune system, are also bacteria killers and stay on
site through the healing process. They also bind molecules
and form new tissue.
STEPS IN WOUND CARE
● Apply Valor, Peace & Calming, Trauma Life, Chivalry to you and to the animal.
● Flush the Wound using a syringe, irrigate with warm water and oils. Can use several products to clean the wound
● Apply Pressure with a Hot Compress –Put oils on the cloth, in the water or on the wound.
● Apply Oils to cleanse, stop bleeding, decrease heat and inflammation, combat infections.
● Pack Wound (create an oil pack) and cover with an oil ‘hydrogel’ - Animal Scents, Ningxia Red poultice, Thieves Waterless Hand Santizer, Tender Tush or Mineral Gel.
Keeping wounds moist and soft can speed healing process by 50%.
Monief impaled her chest on a metal object. To stop bleeding, oils were applied to owner’s hand and inserted into the 6” deep wound. Continued use of therapeutic essential oils accelerated healing. Photo below shows results three weeks after injury.
TO STOP BLEEDING
Young Living oils and blends have antiseptic properties, so whatever oil you have is helpful to ward off bacteria and microbes. Using oils to clean a wound also encourages tissue regeneration, which means natural healing from deep tissues to outer layers. A needle-less syringe is an effective way to flush and irrigate warm water with therapeutic oils into a wound, especially a deep one. For a more superficial wound, you can use a sterile gauze soaked in water and oils. The oils found in the Every Day Oils and Golden Touch One kits are a perfect place to start, such as, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Melrose, Purification, RC, Raven, and Thieves. Others to have on hand for wound cleaning are: Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage Cypress, Elemi, Geranium, Idaho Balsam Fir, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lemongrass (limit 2-3 days) Myrrh, Myrtle, Orange, Patchouli, Black Pepper, Rosewood, Sage, Spruce, Thyme, and Tarragon. You do not need all of these oils! It is helpful to rotate combinations of oils to offer the tissues varying constituencies to draw upon. Most of these oils are also supportive to nerve and soft-tissue restoration. And, you can find blends that have several oils in them, such as Believe, Aroma Siez, Panaway, Relieve It.
Clean a wound using Thieves Foaming Soap and water. Put soap on your finger or pump it onto wound. Rinse.
Animals Have A Natural Affinity To The Healing Influence Of The Oils. They Are More Sensitive To The Oils Than Humans, One Drop Goes A Long Way.
TO CLEAN (cont)
Create an antiseptic spray with water, 2-3 drops of
Add a drop of
YES, you can use
same one you use to clean your floor because it has the
antimicrobial benefit of Thieves oil blend. This is a
great spray to apply throughout the healing process,
spritzing each day.
While away from home, one of my breeding rams received an
injury to his scrotum. The person taking care of my sheep
sprayed the wound with Blue-Kote. The wound was a 3-4 inch
cut across the lower 1/3 of the scrotum making it hang open.
There were also two smaller scraping puncture wounds down
the right side of the scrotum. I clipped the wool where
necessary then scrubbed the area with soap and warm water.
in a spray bottle (10-15 drops of oil with 2 oz well water)
spraying entire body especially the scrotum area. Because
the wounds were deep and open, they had to be healed from
the inside out. No stitches were applied. I used
for the healing process. To ward off infection, I gave the
ram 2 drops of
with 8 drops of V-6 Mixing Oil in a capsule down the throat
twice daily for four days. I mixed together 3 drops
and 1 drop
with 1 teaspoon V-6 Mixing Oil and applied twice daily to
potentially infected wound. I want to report that after
three months this ram is almost healed. The large open wound
healed from the inside out and has closed itself. Nerve
action has been regained. Scar tissue is almost
non-existent. We hope to turn this ram in with some ewes in
October. Carol F, Waupaca WI
Cat wounds respond well to Young Living therapeutic oils and natural products. Calm cats by petting with Valor, Peace & Calming, or Vetiver on your hands, or hold the back feet with drops of oil in your hands. Clean wounds with Thieves Foaming Soap, Mineral Soap or Rosewood Shampoo and warm water with a drop of Lemon oil. Apply directly or on your finger and then to wounds: Elemi, Lavender, Geranium, German or Roman Chamomile, Pine or Purification. Dilute Peppermint, Aroma Siez or Di Gize in your hand and hold over wound area to reduce inflammation. Put Thieves or Melrose in water and a few drops of Rosewood Shampoo in small spray bottle to create an antiseptic spray to cover wound and surrounding area. Add V6 Mixing Oil or Almond oil if area becomes sensitive. Contrary to most literature, we have found that cats do well with the blend Melrose, AS LONG AS THE SOURCE OF MELALEUCA IS YOUNG LIVING!! Create a hot compress using hot water, drops of Lemongrass, Melrose, and Peppermint in the water. Wring-out rag well and hold over wound. Pack or cover wound with Mineral Gel, Animal Scents, or Tender Tush. Lemongrass becomes “too hot” for tissue, so limit use to 2-3 times. If cat is agitated, apply more almond oil. Avoid hot phenol oils (neat), such as Thyme, Oregano, Cloves, even Frankincense can be too intense for cats. And remember, response to therapeutic oils differs from cat to cat. Expect heavy salivation!
Young Living Products
EVERYDAY OILS AUTOSHIP PACK—
Includes 5 ml of
Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Thieves, Frankincense, Valor,
PanAway, Peace & Calming, and Purification
for ongoing support of your animals, your body & your home
WHEN AN OIL IS TOO HOT OR THE ANIMAL BECOMES AGITATED, Apply YL’s V-6
OR olive, grapeseed or almond oil.
from tree resin. Fondly referred to as “poor man’s
frankincense”: cheaper, but shares similar properties and
uses. A wonderful oil for cuts, wounds, ulcers, especially
if infected (even putrid infections, such as gangrene). Use
in wound compresses including abscesses. Rejuvenates skin
and is a calming oil. Agreeable to most all animals
Call us to discuss your animal's care.
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