Like our hair, soap and other personal supplies, wound care products contain chemicals that do not belong in our body.
Some of them also contain water. Water is a obviously good for the body, but it is repelled by the skin; so products that contain water don’t penetrate into the skin or promote healing.
Most of the commercially made ointments, slaves and sprays contain petroleum products that don’t do any service either to healing our wounds, cuts or scrapes.
Petroleum and derivatives actually clog the skin and pores; because they are larger then the skin molecule they sit on top rather than penetrating the skin.
On the other hand, therapeutic grade essential oils can quicken the healing process because they contain multiple medicinal properties. For instance, here are a few of the properties we want for healing wounds:
- analgesic (pain relieving);
- homeostatic (arrests bleeding); and
- vulnerary (substance that helps heals sore and wounds by external application).
All essential oils contain several properties; not just one. And they have many benefits as well!
They also deal with the emotional aspect of the wound. So if there has been trauma or shock we are able to address that component as well!