Essential Oils for Bumps and Bruises - Naturally Blended

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Essential Oils for Bumps and Bruises

Plant Therapy Roll-On Blend

Sometimes summer fun can lead to summer bruising and bumps. To combat these painful black and blue beauties, certain essential oils work wonders! They can help speed up the healing process, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve their overall appearance.

Let’s take a look at a few go-to oils when you need some relief from these common skin injuries!

Essential oils for healing:

  • Lavender: This gentle, all-around amazing oil helps reduce inflammation and swelling, while also being chocked full of skin healing properties.
  • Helichrysum Italicum: Great for reducing the appearance of bruises, this powerful wound-healing oil aids in healing muscle tissue and reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling while enhancing blood circulation.
  • Helichrysum Organic Hydrosol: Not only is the essential oil wonderful for bruising, but so is the hydrosol! Soothing and calming to the skin, and gentle enough to use directly on the skin, this is a great product for healing skin.
  • Cypress: Not only does this oil provide relief to swelling and pain, it also improves blood circulation. Plus, its astringent properties prevent excessive blood flow to promote clotting by tightening the tissues.
  • Frankincense: Relaxing and pain relieving, this is wonderful option to healing that also helps to reduce the appearance of bruising.
  • Better Than Kisses Synergy: This wonderful blend of Lavender, Marjoram Sweet, Cypress, Tea Tree, and Blue Tansy is specifically formulated for helping the owies of children ages 2 to 10.


On the Mend Roller Blend

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Add essential oils to empty 10 mL roll-on bottle and fill the rest with carrier oil. Apply directly to the impacted area twice daily.


Riding bikes, playing tag, climbing trees, and swinging around monkey bars under the hot summer sun…This is what makes summer the best time of year to be a kid. But for many of us parents, it means nervous nail biting, yelling out safety reminders, and fantasizing about wrapping our precious kiddos head to toe in bubble wrap! Thankfully, when the tumbles and stumbles happen, hugs, kisses and (hopefully!) essential oils are there to save the day!

80 thoughts on “Essential Oils for Bumps and Bruises”

  1. I just found this and excited to try this out on my 3 boys this summer. I am pretty sure it will come in handy. Thank you!

  2. My daughter is a pole vaulter and the pole will bruise the tender spot on the inside of her arm, just above her wrist. Even with a long wrist band, she will normally have about 4-6 inches of bruising. This blog post is going to be so helpful for us to find a way for her bruises to be minimized so that she doesn’t get compounded bruising week after week. Can’t wait to give these a try. . .and THANK YOU for the substitution chart as well. That is an AMAZING resource!!!

  3. My dad is starting to suffer from senile purpura, I don’t think he really believes in essential oils, so hopefully this blend changes his mind!

  4. I noticed that marjoram sweet is commonly found in synergies.. Will there be a spotlight on this oil soon to educate us of its therapeutic benefits?

  5. I have limited oils. My son got a bruise 2 days ago. I have a 5ml roller blend that contains 1 drop of tea tree oil, 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop of orange sweet. Is this okay with his bruise?

    1. Dixie, those oils should be fine on a bruise. I’m curious if you noticed it helped heal the bruise as an alternate to the recipe on this post?

  6. I haven’t tried Helichrysum Italicum yet. I will have to put this on my wish list to try. My family gets lots of bumps and bruises

  7. I’m going to try this for my kids. Their legs are covered in bruises from riding bikes all summer! I’m also going to add Better Than Kisses to my wishlist. It sounds like it will also smell great!

  8. I only have one of these ingredients, which is lavender (not lavender fine like someone else said). My sister and daughter are very clumsy, and are always getting new bruises. If this can help them, then I will add the HI and Cypress to my Wish List, and buy them next! Thank you very much!

  9. Looking forward to trying this. I have all the ingredients and it’s good timing because I was just wondering what to use the last little bit of Near Perfection for.

  10. Love this post. Sounds like a great blend for ouchies! I don’t have Lavender Fine, but I hope Lavender will be almost as effective!

  11. oh this recipe looks amazing. perfect timing as my son had a spill at the park today. Looks like another one for the first aid box!

  12. Thank you, will have to come back to this blog next time I get a bruise or scar. I also like aloe vera gel for scars and stopping the bleeding. I like to break the leaves and use the gel and working at UPS I get so many cuts and scars I always ran out of the plant and could not find them in any store so now I have the Plant therapy aloe vera gel in large size 🙂

  13. I use Better Than Kisses for everything!! I Love it! It has saved this family from disaster on more than one occasion! I bought a 100ml bottle during CAM so I could be sure we would not run out!! It will be hard to stray and try this blend…❤️

    1. Thank you for sharing your success with Better Than Kisses! The recipe in this post is a great alternative for the Better Than Kisses blend. Let us know what you think if you do end up giving it a shot

  14. I can’t wait to try this! I don’t have Near Perfection but I have plenty of other carrier oils to choose from.

    1. You’re welcome, Shari! Hope those clumsy marks get cleared up soon! (I’m the same way! I seem to find random mysterious little bruises all the time) 🙂

    1. Hmmm, it says at the top this is a kid safe DIY. I do not have PT cypress yet, so not sure if it is labeled Kid Safe. Maybe lowering the dilution…? Please help PT gurus…

    1. It has some oils that may help, but I wouldn’t use it for this purpose as it has some pretty powerful oils that should only be used for the intended purpose and for short periods of time.

      1. Thank you, thank you for the chart! That is exactly what I’ve been wishing for! I have screen shots from various blogs saved in my tablet, and random notes in a notebook I keep for essential oil recipes and such, but a chart like this is JUST what I needed. So convenient and useful, and much more organized! I’ve been trying more and more PT synergies lately but usually I like making my own blends so it is really handy to know what oils are good for various things, especially when I don’t have a certain oil indicated in a recipe.

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