The Blood was Just Gushing
I am SUPER excited about the August Promotion with Young Living Essential Oils. It’s a FREE Essential 7 Kit.
I know, you have heard me say it many times, but the Essential 7 Kit is a great group of oils to have in your first aid kit. I can’t express enough how important a well-stocked first aid kit can be. Medicinal grade essential oils are powerful weapons in all kinds of emergencies.
Let me tell you an experience I had a couple years ago that emphasized this for me.
One day I was washing windows while I was home alone. Yea, I know. Probably not the best idea to be working with glass when I am alone in the house, especially when I live out in the sticks.
Anyway, the windows were the kind of storm windows that tip down and can be lifted off the track. For some reason I got careless and let go of the windowpane as it slid off the track. The whole thing broke over my head. Glass shattered everywhere. When I looked down at my arm, I saw a piece of glass sticking out of my arm. It was only about a quarter of an inch sticking out so I didn’t think anything of it so I pulled it out. Well, that shard of glass turned out to be over 2 inches long. When I pulled out the glass, the blood started spraying everywhere. It wasn’t long before it looked like a crime scene where someone had been slaughtered.
I panicked and ran to my oil shelf. I was so SCARED! My heart was pounding which was causing me to bleed more profusely. I knew I had to get myself calmed down if I was to stop the blood flow. I grabbed the Peace & Calming and with one hand trying to add pressure to the wound and the other I opened the bottle. I dumped too much on my chest, just to get some on and be able to smell it. Within seconds I could feel myself calming down.
Once I got the Peace & Calming on my body, I needed an oil that would help stop the blood flow. I knew helichrysum oil was the best oil for stopping bleeding but I was out of that one so reached for AromaLife, an oil blend with helichrysum in it. I had to remove the pressure from the wound to get the AromaLife on it. When removed the pressure, the blood was still gushing. I must have nicked a small vein. I opened the bottle of AromaLife and dropped several drops on the wound and on a cloth I was trying to use to add pressure.
By this time I tried to call my husband but he was fishing and had no cell signal so I called my brother Brian. Brian is a fireman and is trained in emergency medical services. He came to help and assess the situation but by the time he got to my house I had the bleeding stopped, thanks to Peace & Calming and AromaLife. Brian insisted I come with him and stay at his house that afternoon so he could monitor me since I had lost so much blood and I refused to go to the hospital. I mean, what is the point? I got the bleeding stopped and Brian dressed the wound for me.
I am so very grateful I had oils in my first aid kit. I hate to think what would have happened if I didn’t have my oil first aid kit. I was alone in the house and we live in a very rural area. With the rate of bleeding was doing, I knew I was on my own to get things under control. It would take too long to get help. I couldn’t drive myself to the hospital and keep pressure on the wound at the same time.
In the Essential 7 Kit, there are 2 oils that I would reach for to stop bleeding. PanAway would be my first choice because it has helichrysum in it. The other oil that is helpful to stop bleeding is lemon. Peace & Calming is also one of the oils in the Essential 7 Kit. Peace & Calming is a MUST in most any emergency. It helps you calm down so you can deal with whatever trauma is going on.
I have had MANY experiences with my essential oil first aid kit. I also carry a mini first aid kit in my purse. It is always with me wherever I go.
The oils of the Essential 7 Kit are great for first aid but there are also lots of other oils you can use.
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