Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Ulcers Pressure ulcers or bedsores are injuries that usually develop from constant pressure being applied to the skin in a limited area. This most often happens when someone is confined to a bed or chair for prolonged periods of time. Pressure often occurs where an underlying bone increases the pressure in a particular spot such as buttocks, hips, tailbone, heels, ankles, etc. Older folks are more susceptible as their skin is thinner and more sensitive.

Left unnoticed or unattended for some time the sores can become open and infected and become a great source of discomfort and even dangerous if they become seriously infection. Prevention with good nutrition to assure healthy skin is suggested. Also if someone is confined providing ways to reposition them at least 2 or 3 times daily to avoid prolonged pressure in one area is advised.

Oils & Blends: Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lavender,

 

Also consider: Cypress,Geranium, Marjoram,Myrrh,Ylang Ylang

. Suggested protocols:

Direct topical application of Helichrysum/Lavender or equal parts Melaleuca/Rosemary to the area 3 times per day. Frankincense added will hasten the supplements will improve the health of the skin and provide additional protection.

Below are more elaborate blends others have found successful:

Experience 1

The following oils added to a base of FCO or EVCO

•  10 drops lavender

•  6 drops helichrysum

•  6 drops myrrh

•  4 drops geranium

•  4 drops melaleuca

Experience 2

Blend powdered comfrey leaves and slippery elm and virgin organic coconut oil in equal parts to make a paste. (blend #1) Put this paste on piece of gauze and tape it to the sore overnight.  Every three days apply pressure sore blend #2 at least twice daily…

 

Pressure ulcer blend #1

1 tbsp comfrey leaves

1 tbsp slippery elm

1 tbsp OVCO (organic virgin coconut oil)

 

Pressure ulcer blend #2

8 drops Helichrysum

5 drops  Cypress

5 drops Marjoram

5 drops Frankincense

4 drops Ylang Ylang

2 tbsp OVCO (organic virgin coconut oil)

Note * – The information on this website is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by those that have used essential oils and has not been reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious Medical Concerns consult your doctor. Please treat this website for reference purpose only.