It always happens this way….

My kids finally find something to play together and peace reigns over the house.  For about 5 minutes.  Then I hear it. The telltale crash, a short, silent pause…and then…tears.  It’s a bump.  A scrape.  A bruise.  If it’s my son I can bet he will tell me that his leg will never work again.  If it’s my daughter she will cry and cry but refuse to show me anything, leaving me guessing about what I’m dealing with from a first aid perspective.

More often than not these crashes are relatively mild and are more emotionally trying than anything else.  However, even mild scrapes and bruises need a little TLC so we pull out our homemade sanitizer spray.  My kids call it our “healing spray” and they love to spray it themselves.  Usually this spray stops any residual tears and has my kids playing once again a few minutes later.

I use a particular high quality brand of essential oils.  You can find out more about them here.  And I make sure the water I use is either distilled or from our reverse osmosis filter.  I use a 2 oz glass spray bottle like these and they work well.  This recipe takes about 30 seconds to make and will last 2 months.  We keep it in the fridge to ensure freshness.  Enjoy this simple boo boo healer!


Homemade Sanitizer Spray
Homemade Sanitizer Spray
  • 2 oz distilled water
  • Tiny pinch of sea salt
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 2 drops geranium essential oil
  1. In a small 2 ounce glass spray bottle combine the salt and the essential oils. This allows the essential oils to bind to the salt before the water is added (water and essential oils do not mix). Fill bottle with distilled water and shake well to combine. Shake well before spraying on skin. I do not use this on open wounds, instead I use it for bumps, bruises or scrapes. I keep this spray in the fridge when I'm not using it.
  2. Shelf life: 2 months.

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