Essential Oils for Bruising - Bumps & Bruises Roller Blend

Essential Oils for Bruising - Bumps & Bruises Roller Blend

We all get bumps and bruises. While bruises are ugly and uncomfortable, they are a natural result of when the tissues taking a direct blow to the area. Thankfully there are some essential oils for bruising that can help assist this healing process along.

It is best to ice the area that took the blow first if able, it will help with the pain and swelling that occurs in the area of trauma. Then you can follow up with essential oils before the bruise even appears. This process may even be enough to avoid a bruise completely, but it really depends on the severity of bump or blow.

Have you ever had a bruise just appear without remembering how it happened? I know I have, no worries if you can't follow the above process. Just use essential oils on the area as soon as you notice it, be sure to dilute the oils before application.

I like to use roller blends for bruises because they are easy to make, grab, and roll on to the injured skin. I like to apply it about 2-3 times a day until the bruise fades and the discomfort is gone.

roller bottles for bruise blend

The next time you bump your arm against the door handle (I just did this...ouch) or bang you knee on the coffee table, try using one or more of these oils to eliminate the bruise more quickly.

Essential Oils for Bruising

#1 Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- This gentle oil helps reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as pain. Plus, it has many more skin healing properties.

#2 Cypress

Cupressus sempervirens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- Its astringent properties help to tighten tissues and prevent excessive blood flow. Also improves circulation and relieves pain and swelling.

#3 Helichrysum

Helichrysum italicum, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- This powerful wound healing oil enhances blood circulation, reduces pain and inflammation. It also aids in healing muscle tissue.

#4 Frankincense

Boswellia carterii, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- Has pain relieving actions and helps reduce the appearance of bruising. Widely used for helping to reduce minor pain and inflammation.

#5 Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha, Caution with pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

- Common ingredient in skincare salves & balms for its deeply skin healing properties. It has astringent and anti-inflammatory actions that assist to lessen bruising.

#6 Roman Chamomile

Anthemis nobilis /Chamaemelum nobile, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- This oil has a reputation for promoting good health. It can strengthen tissue, reduce inflammation, and decrease discomfort.

#7 Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis, Buy Here

- Has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help lower inflammation, perfect for helping diminish and heal bruises.

#8 Geranium

Pelargonium graveolens, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- Know for its ability to beautify, geranium oil promotes clear and healthy skin.  It can deeply nourish skin, manage minor pain and can improve overall circulation.

#9 Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare, Avoid during pregnancy/lactation Buy Here

- Can helps decrease inflammation and pain associated with tissue injuries. When fennel is applied to the skin, it has a calming and soothing topical effect.

#10 Sweet Marjoram

Origanum majorana, OK for Kids 2+ Buy Here

- Particularly beneficial for pain relief and has circulatory properties that promote the flow of blood and lymph.

Trauma Oil For Bruising

The most helpful carrier oil to use for bruising and tissue injuries is trauma oil. Wondering what trauma oil is? It is a blend of three nourishing herbs that are usually infused into olive oil. It is a blend of Calendula flower, Arnica flower and St. John's Wort flowering tops.

Its healing properties are just amazing, plus add in essential oils and WOW it is powerful! This herbal infusion blend can be massaged into injured area as is or blended with essential oils to enhance healing, reduction of inflammation, and relief of pain.

Here is a great company that offers it:

Essential Oil Recipes for Bruises

Help reduce pain, swelling, discoloration, and inflammation with these roller blends! Trauma oil is what I prefer to use for these roller blends but you could use jojoba oil or fractionated coconut oil instead if you prefer.

Bumps & Bruises Roller Blend

  • 4 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
  • 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  • 2 drops Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • Trauma Oil

Add essential oils to 10 ml roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with trauma oil leaving enough space for the rollerball insert. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 5% dilution.

Kid Friendly Bumps & Bruises Blend

  • 1 drop Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
  • 1 drop Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 drop Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  • 1 drop Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)
  • Trauma Oil

Add essential oils to 10 ml roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with trauma oil leaving enough space for the rollerball insert. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 2% dilution.

Bruise Blend

This blend is from our roller recipe guide (get the FREE guide below if you haven't already)

  • 4 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 4 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
  • 2 drops Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Jojoba oil

Add essential oils to 10 ml roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with jojoba oil leaving enough space for the rollerball insert. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 5% dilution.

Bruise Healing Roller Blend

  • 4 drops Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
  • 4 drops Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 2 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Trauma oil

Add essential oils to 10 ml roller bottle, fill rest of bottle with trauma oil leaving enough space for the rollerball insert. Once capped, shake to mix. Be sure to label bottle with contents. 5% dilution.

FREE Roller Recipe Guide

If you love roller blends like I do, check out this collection of 50 roller recipes:

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