Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.

Most Important Essential Oil to Have if You Have Kids

So, my son is a rambunctious, normal 5 year old, but I am telling you, he is forever coming home from school with cuts and bruises and everything in between. He plays hard. He’s a boy. And while I can blame his cuts and bruises on just being a boy, if I am honest, my daughter is very much the same way. Sigh! Pictures below have been taken over a 3 year span.

The most important essential oil to never be without if you have kids is Helichrysum. It stops bleeding instantly (see my dentist post), and helps avoid stitches (does not leave a scar!!!), which as the kids age, I’m sure will come in handy.

Example 1:

My daughter decides to ram her leg into the coffee table unintentionally! As you can see in the picture below, the middle of the bruise is where I put Lavender oil on it, the outer part of the bruise, I did not. Picture was taken the next day!!! The untreated part of the bruise lasted ONE WEEK! The treated part was gone the very next day!

Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids

Example 2:

My son decided to fall down at school on blacktop. Before and after pictures, time lapse: 2 days. Before picture was taken after he got home from school (thus the band aid remainder marks)

Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.


Example 3:

Daughter decided to fall on cement at school. Before and after, time lapse: 25 hours.

Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids.


Example 4:

This is the latest escapade at school. No stitches were needed! Time lapse: 1 day.

Helichrysum is the essential oil you need for accident-prone kids


One bottle of Helichrysum has 80-100 drops of oil in it. It literally lasts a LONG time as you only need 1-2 drops of oil per day depending on the severity of the issue. As always, seek medical help when necessary. Click here to see another amazing testimonial.

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Click here to order Helichrysum, then click “buy products” in the top navigation bar and follow the prompts. You can search the oil by name or look for it in the categories (search bar is on the left side of the page about half way down).

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    • Sarah says

      Thank you Janine. What an honor to be the most popular post last week on your Oil Me Up Wednesday Blog post! :) I wonder sometimes if I’m a little crazy. When my kids get hurt, it’s 1) put the oils on 2) stop the tears 3) get the CAMERA! lol
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  1. says

    I love your before and after pictures. I have helichrysum in my herbal cupboard for when I was healing a nasty eczema flare up but never thought to apply that to cuts and wounds (don’t know why when I know it’s a powerhouse skin healer). Thanks for a great post, I’ll have to pull that baby out with the next injury.

  2. Shirley Steiniger says

    Where do you get helichrysum? I have never heard of this before?

  3. Mika says

    Hi, do you put the essential oil directly on the broken skin? Wouldnt that burn??

    • says

      Mika, great question. The fantastic thing about this oil is that it is very soothing. It will not burn the child at all. Lavender would burn more than this oil! :) If it hurts the child to dab it on the wound directly, you can make a spray bottle. 20 drops of Helichrysum oil to 2 oz of water. I’ve personally seen someone who got their face tore off with a motorcycle accident and treated it with a spray of 5 drops Helichrysum, 5 drops Myrrh, 5 drops Frankincense, and 5 drops Lavender sprayed on the wound 2-3 times a day and within 10 days, it was almost gone! No scarring. The oils are simply amazing.
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      • Anonymous says

        On the bottle I just got. It states to dilute one drop to 4 oz…but doesn’t say what. I have major upcoming surgery. That is why I bought it for bruising . Would love to know how ppl are using it.

        • says

          Great question. They are referring to doTerra’s Fractionated Coconut Oil, but if you don’t have any of that, you can use any oil, even kitchen oil (it would be greasier so be aware of that for clothing). Fractionated Coconut is not greasy liek that. After it soaks into the skin, about 1 minute, you can wipe off the excess ‘grease.’ Just so it gives the oil enough time to soak in your skin and work. If you have grapeseed oil, flax oil, canola oil, any type of oil. That would be for a very large bruise. You could also mix one drop of oil with lotion to avoid the greasiness. You would use something like another oil or lotion if you want to cover a larger spot, like if the bruise is big. Otherwise, if it’s the size of a hand palm fist or smaller, you don’t need to worry about diluting it. Just 1-2 drops over the surface of the bruise. For bruises, Lavender and Helichrysum work the best. :) On my daughters leg in the picture, I used Lavender for that one. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions! :) Will be praying for your surgery.
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  4. says

    My grand sons are always hurting themselves and each other. My grandson smashed his head into the corner of a wall yesterday and cracked it open. I wish I had some of these oils then. We should get some oils for them. Actually, I’m kind of a klutz too, so I could probably use some too.
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    • says

      Sorry to hear about your grandson. I’m a firm believer in being prepared, however, in some cases, it’s good to see a doc, like in your case. A head injury could be serious. Oils can do a lot of really amazing things, but always best to be balanced in seeing docs when needed. Of course, only you know the severity of the injury. Hope he is doing better now.

      My kids are klutz’s too. lol. I always have bandades, Lavender, Frankincense, and of course Helichrysum on hand with me at all times.
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  5. Laulau says

    Will this oil work on old scars? I’ve one which dates back to many years ago and should have been stitched but wasn’t (now there’s a weird grove on my shin) and another which dates back from a fall of a motorcycle 3 years ago. As this one is on my ankle, the skin is very thin and it’s kinda show through (ugh!)
    Also, is there a risk of allergies with this oil? I look after kids who are accident prone and this would come in handy!

    • says

      Laulau, it is supposed to work on old scars as well. I don’t see why it wouldn’t, though I’ve not personally had experience to tell you “yes it does, I’ve seen it happen.”

      There are no known allergies to this oil. Some people are allergic to things like Lavender and many times, it’s really just a reaction to an oil claiming 100% purity but has chemicals in it and what they are really allergic to is one of those chemicals. So, they swear off Lavender forever. There are very, very few cases where someone is allergic to a truly 100% pure oil. Again, most other brands claim purity, but there’s a reason DoTerra is the #1 selling essential oil in the world. :) They are pure and back it up with 3rd party testing. I wouldn’t personally have any trouble bandaging up a child’s wound with the oil that wasn’t my child, but I can’t tell anyone else what to do. :) Hopefully that makes sense.
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  6. Megan W says

    Great Post! Just a side note to add; while doTerra only has the one option for Helichrsyum, other companies actually have two kinds: Helichrysum italicum, and Helichrysum gemnocephalum, and it’s the Helichrysum italicum that has the amazing healing properties. Just a good thing to know! :) I’ve started preaching to all of my friends about the wonders of essential oils. They’re changing my life!

  7. says

    Visiting from Turn It Up Tuesday. Great information. I love essential oils. I like that I’m learning about the benefits of a new one today with you! Thank you!
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