If the bruise (or hematoma) can be addressed immediately Helichrysum and/or Cypress with Lavender constricts the blood vessels and relieves pain. Also the more quickly cold is applied to the area, the less bruising there will be. Always protect the skin by not placing ice directly on the area and do not leave it on the area continuously. It is recommended that 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off is the most that ice should be applied.
After the first 6-24 hours when swelling has stopped, the constriction of blood vessels should be replaced with a method of increasing blood circulation to heal and reduce the bruise more rapidly. Apply the Helichrysum, 1 – 3 drops, neat every few hours or for even better results use the blend below. Also alternating hot and cold compresses with the essential oils will speed the process.
• 5 drops Helichrysum
• 4 drops Lavender
• 3 drops Cypress
• 3 drops Lemongrass
• 3 drops Geranium
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