Essential oils for bruises and bruising can help speed up healing and reduce inflammation.* So whether you bruise like a peach, are naturally clumsy, or simply bump into things on occasion, essential oils can help.
First of all, bruises aren’t just unsightly—they can be incredibly painful to the touch, as well. Also, you might develop a bruise because you’re predisposed to bruising, or you’re deficient in essential nutrients like vitamins B12, C, K, Zinc and/or Folic Acid. And health issues can lead to bruising, too, such as anemia, kidney problems, extremely low or high body fat levels, and skin disorders.
Applying Neat Oils to Bruises
Therefore, apply undiluted essential oils directly to the skin (“neat”) to help reduce inflammation and speed up healing. However, be aware that you can develop sensitivities to essential oils this way.*
While you can apply essential oils neat, we recommend that you dilute them with your choice of carrier oil.
In conclusion, these are our favorite oils to use for bruises:
Lavender is a miracle oil when it comes to skin care because it helps rejuvenate blood vessels under the skin, as well as increase skin elasticity. Due to this, it’s great for reducing bruises and accompanied swelling.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Read here to find out more about essential oils and pain.