Aromatherapy Recipe for Minor Cuts and Scrapes
"Boo Boo Juice"
Sometimes our little ones get a boo boo, and the fear from their injury is far greater than the boo boo itself. For these times when your little precious one is crying hard but the boo boo is minor, have him/her "help" you make this easy recipe. It gets them involved in learning first aid, helps take their mind off the boo boo, and the lavender blend helps calm them and kill a few germs. Note: This recipe isn't intended for serious cuts/scrapes or injuries.
Depending on the age and abilities of your little one, have him/her help you. To ensure that no bacteria contaminates your bottles of hydrosol, carefully pour a little bit of each hydrosol into a tiny bowl, and then have your child dip the cotton ball into the bowl. Have your little one smell the "boo boo juice." Since lavender helps bring calm, the aroma can be soothing. Then, apply the boo boo juice to the minor cut/scrape or allow your little one to take charge and do it. Apply a band aid if necessary.
I preferred to use this method when my daughter got little cuts and scrapes, as the process of "making" the boo boo juice helped take her mind off of her injury.
If you prefer, you can create a pre-blended bottle of boo-boo juice to have ready for unexpected minor cuts and scrapes when there's no time to make it. Add 1 ounce of each hydrosol to a clean 2 oz. glass bottle. Store in the refrigerator.
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