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Make It At Home: Bump & Bruise Essential Oil Rollerball

Make It At Home. This recipe is for a rollerball, that can be used on the skin, if one has had a bump or a minor fall (say hitting a leg on a tree while climbing over it, or slipping on a trail). A great project for the end of the year!

This recipe doesn’t contain Helichrysum* essential oil, which many recipes call for. For casual essential oil users, Helichrysum is one of the most expensive oils you will purchase (A tiny bottle can be as much as $150). The recipe uses Frankincense, which while a bit pricey, is an oil worth owning and is nowhere as expensive as Helichrysum. It has many uses outside of this recipe.

And embrace the Geranium oil! When I was building my oil collection it was one I put off buying. It just didn’t call to me. I bought it finally, and love the scent in a carrier oil like coconut oil. It smells of rose, but not that heavy rose scent that makes you think of older lady perfume.

Bump & Bruise Essential Oil Rollerball



Add oils to rollerball, top with fractionated coconut oil to top (use a pipette for ease). Put on rollerball top, shake gently, wipe off bottle with a new paper towel, if needed.

Keep tightly sealed and out of direct sunlight.

Apply as needed – on bumps and bruises, to help with healing.

Do not use on young children or pets.

*Ever wonder what Helichrysum is? It is a plant we grow a couple varieties of, also known as the ‘curry plant’ for its distinct curry aroma. Pollinators love it, and deer hate it. It is in the Daisy family and prefers growing in rocky, dry landscapes (our farm is in a Mediterranean growing zone). The plants are a pale green, sometimes blue/green with yellow flowers. (We grow them from seed, the photo below was of last year’s spring plants getting ready to for sale)


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These recipes are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. They are not medical advice. This recipe contains essential oils. If any of the products cause skin irritation, discontinue use immediately. Do not ingest! If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these recipes.

If you have any reaction on your skin, wash off with soap and cool water, or use unscented baby wipes.

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