Source: Great Life, June 1998 - Recipe by Kathi Keville
8 drops marjoram essential oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops chamomile essential oil
1 ounce bottle St. John's wort tincture
Add the essential oils to the tincture.
Apply liberally on the injury, then top by lightly pressing on an ice pack. Keep area raised for a while and reapply the remedy until pain and swelling subsides.
Notes: Sprains, strains and bruises - An active lifestyle does increase the risk of wrenching an ankle, pulling a muscle and/or bruising a limb. In all three cases, the first-aid rule is to decrease the swelling right away with R.I.C.E.... rest, ice, compression and elevation...plus aromatherapy, of course. Chamomile, jasmine, lavender, marjoram, melissa (lemon balm) and helichrysum decrease the swelling and discoloration while easing pain.