Trauma Oil has been used topically for 20+ years for relief of pain mostly related to injury. It is very popular with aromatherapists and herbalists. Trauma Oil is a blend of herbal infused oils, usually containing Calendula, St John’s Wort, and Arnica in organic extra virgin olive oil. Here are the benefits of each herb in this wonderful blend: Arnica - helpful for pain, inflammation, healing of tissues St John’s Wort - helpful for all types of nerve pain and sharp trauma to the body Calendula - skin healing and nourishing, anti-inflammatory
We started our aromatherapy journey using the above combination. Later we found a different variation made by one of our favorite companies, Herbal Vitality (for licensed practitioners only). This company uses German Chamomile instead of Calendula in their Trauma Oil. Since I use both German Chamomile and Calendula in my body and facial toner, this substitution makes perfect sense to me. I can feel a distinct difference between these two wonderfully healing herbs but find the German Chamomile to be much more soothing.
German Chamomile - helpful for pain and inflammation, cooling, antispasmodic, skin nourishing (I can really attest to this!)
We have continued to use this brand and have gotten wonderful results. Trauma Oil is our immediate go to carrier oil for any topical pain and injury blends. It gives the blend so much more pain relieving power. It works wonderfully by itself, which is especially helpful when working with children whose young bodies don't do well with the potency of essential oils. Just rub directly on any sprains, bumps, and bruises (not to be used on broken skin) or apply behind and in front of the ear for an earache. Once a child is 5-6 years old, it can be blended with essential oils. Trauma Oil can be found in many of our pain and first aid salves.
We always keep a bottle in our medicine cabinet for those unexpected injuries. Feel free to contact us if you would like to keep some on hand for yourself.
Trauma Oil: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Arnica (Arnica cordifolia) flower oil, German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) flower oil, St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) leaf and flower oil, and Vitamin E oil.