I posted before about basic essential oil safety, but I guess I still did not learn my lesson.

I really should have seen this coming and basic common sense would have told me this was a bad idea, but I guess I was lacking in this department, on this particular day.

I have been working on box jumps with my trainer at the gym. These are my biggest gym challenge right now. I literally have to psyche myself out to do one. I have a fear that I won’t jump high enough and fall. Well, that fear got the better of me last week and I did in fact fall. I landed on both of my knees, but my left one took most of the impact.

It did not hurt much at the time, but later that evening, I felt familiar pain in my left knee. I have had such great experiences so far with doTerra’s Deep Blue roller blend for pain relief.

I applied some of the Deep Blue blend and settled on to my couch to read. About 20 minutes later my knee was still throbbing, so I decided I should ice it, to combat any inflamation.

My knee immediately hurt when I applied the ice pack, but I thought it was just because of how cold it was. I iced my knee for about 15 minutes and when I removed the pack, I discovered I had frozen the oil on top of my knee which resulted in a burn. The oil contains; wintergreen, camphor, peppermint, blue tansy, blue chamomile, helichrysum and osmanthus. It was obviously a really bad ice to add an ice pack to wintergreen and peppermint oil.

16021658981_fde223b324_o The area was in so much pain. I quickly made a salve of coconut oil, 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of frankincense oil.

This blend soothed the burn and helped speed up the healing process. Below is my knee 2 and then 5 days after the incident.

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This was just another reminder to use common sense and safety with my essential oils.