It’s winter holiday season! Folks all around the world are planning their Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s celebrations. For many of us that involves cooking special meals, baking cookies, and other treats like delectable edible gifts. (Suggestions on our favorite food gift recipes are at the end of this article.)
In all the activity hubbub, some of us will end up with oven burns & cuts. Hopefully, minor ones. Basic First Aid techniques (described in the linked article intro on www.EssentialOilsForHealing.com one of the other blogs I write) and healing essential oils are EXCELLENT for these sorts of common injuries. Therapeutic-grade essential oils work just as well for tongues burned from sipping hot drinks or taste-testing foods that are too hot.
You can prevent infection (essential oils are anti-microbial), ease pain (many essential oils are analgesic), speed healing, minimize scarring (lots of essential oils stimulate cell renewal / are superb for the skin)…and with proper care, you may be able to defer a visit to the doctor or hospital.
We have several helpful “cuts and burns” articles on the EssentialOilsForHealing blog full of handy, easy-to-use information. You may want to give the articles a quick read now to make sure you have these superb healing essential oils in your first aid kit supplies.
Here’s a list of quick links:
Lavender & Peppermint ~ First Aid For a Steam Burn
12-11-10 Just added photos to show how well my hand healed.
Sliced Thumb Heals Quickly with Essential Oils
12-11-10 Shows photo of my husband’s thumb with absolutely NO trace of a scar from the deep cut he got from a broken platter.
Parents and pet owners take note: These tips and the essential oils mentioned are also excellent for scratches from pets or scrapes from playing.
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And rather than just chatting about holiday foods, here are links to special FWB treats we enjoy making to share and give as gifts.
CHRISTMAS COOKIES: Cute Gingerbread Kid Portraits ~ Make GREAT GIFTS! Besides this post’s feature photo, the linked article has four other cookie ‘portraits’ to inspire you…of Bri & Marc, and David (Marc’s brother), as well as a cute one of our former neighbor’s daughter. Grown or small, every cookie recipient was delighted!
DATE NUT BREAD: Delicious Low-Fat, Easy to Bake Holiday Treat. Perfect for parties & gifts!
Preserving Magic: CANDIED Meyer LEMON SLICES & Glittery ORANGE RINDS ~ Tasty Holiday Treats!
Marzipan & Chocolate Ganache TRUFFLE SNOWBALLS ~ These elegant indulgent candies are worth every second it takes to make them.