||Home Remedies for Children's CUTS AND SCRATCHES
Cuts and scratches are an inevitable part of childhood;
most minor ones heal quickly on their own provided proper
care is taken to prevent them becoming infected.
- Always clean any wound thoroughly, washing the
broken skin with warm soap and water to remove any
- Essential oils make excellent antiseptics. Add 2 drops
Lavender to a basin of warm water (for babies over 6
months old you could also add 1 drop Tea Tree, a
particularly powerful antiseptic). Soak cotton wool in
this solution and dab onto the wound.
- If the cut is still bleeding put a drop of neat Lavender
onto a plaster and cover it up. When the bleeding
subsides, expose to the fresh air for as long as
possible, even if this just means taking the plaster
off at night.
- For deep cuts repeat the bathing several times a day
until the wound starts to heal.
- You can make your own Calendula oil for rubbing into
cuts and scratches. Fill a jam jar with marigold
flowers. Cover with olive oil and leave to steep in the
sunlight for a day (alternatively, warm gently in an
airing cupboard overnight). Strain before use.