This blend is wonderful for healing wounds, and can quickly seal wounds and aid in the repair of non-healing wounds. It is so efficient in this manner, that when continued drainage of a wound is desired (as with an abscess) this blend should be avoided initially.
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What is RoseRamie good for?
It often happens that when I create a blend, it is with a bit of “tunnel vision”. This would certainly be the case with RoseRamie. I created it because it was one of my daughter’s favorite scents. We used the blend on lacerations and skin defects of all sorts, with great responses – but likely never gave RoseRamie its full and true “props.”
What we have found more and more now – is how many other things RoseRamie and RoseRamie Plus are “good for.”
Named for my daughter Ramie – RoseRamie quickly became carried in her purse, my purse, her Grandfather’s pocket… How can you deny something with a family members name on it? And, in true kid fashion – EVERY problem known to man, should have RoseRamie applied to it!
So, when Grandpa got stung by some “evil” insect on our front porch – Ramie instantly grabbed the RoseRamie to put on the bite. We don’t quite know if it was a wasp or a spider – but some nasty bug certainly got mad that Grandpa’s hand went into its territory! In classic form, my own family members tend to be “non-oilers.” To convince Grandpa that an oil made his sting go away almost instantly – was KUDOS to oils! Grandpa has even now ventured into applying RoseRamie to a bee sting on a dog! Go Grandpa! So, we now use RoseRamie (and RoseRamie Plus) for all sorts of insect bites and stings – usually dabbing just a tiny bit with our finger right onto the spot.
In the Vet Clinic
As I mentioned, I often used RoseRamie for lacerations and other wounds that were infected or slow to heal. Often times, we would see a drastic “speed up” in healing time. So much so – that I would avoid using RoseRamie on wounds such as abscesses, which needed the wound to remain open and draining for a few days. RoseRamie could support the skin healing so much, that the hole we “wanted” open, would close – sort of defeating the purpose of draining the wound. However, in those cases where we were ready for a “seal” – then the blend was super wonderful!
However, there were always those cases that still frustrate you. Wounds that had been present for months, and in the cases of Lick Granulomas – sometimes years.
Lick Granulomas are a frustrating condition. There are many causes to them, and many things that can improve them. But, one thing is for sure…what works for one case, will not always work for the next. There is definitely a “recipe” to try – including diet change, whole food supplements, eliminating household toxins, acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, antibiotics, oral anti-fungal medications, pain medications, essential oils and so forth. All of these things being incredibly helpful – but no single modality is ever the answer – and one may impact an individual patient tremendously more than another.
RoseRamie was always a blend I would try out for Lick Granuloma cases (also known as Lick Lesions or Acral Lick Dermatitis). Often times we would start out with a water-mist application as described below, but with larger and thicker lesions – would often “graduate” to applications directly to the lesion. It was a bonus of sorts if the dog did not like the taste of RoseRamie, and we would have a bit more of an incentive to not lick the leg. Lesions typically do not resolve quickly, and if you look at the chronic nature of the majority of them, it is no wonder. For every year that a condition has been present, I typically expect one month worth of really hard work, supplements, healing, etc… to make positive changes. That doesn’t even mean the condition is gone. Only heading in the right direction.
There were definitely cases that were more resistant, or that had more significant inflammation, or for which I suspected cancer to be high up on my list of rule outs. For those cases, I often “spiked” my RoseRamie with oils that had variety of properties that I desired. This happened not only for Lick Granuloma cases, but for a variety of wounds or lesions that did not seem to be healing with normal speed. RoseRamie Plus is my “spiked recipe” – now available in a ready made blend!
Happy Side Effects
We love to diffuse RoseRamie (and RoseRamie Plus). Our home used to be inundated with Asian Beetles and Box Elder Bugs. Now, I truly love all animals – even most insects, but having your walls and windows coated with bugs, and then being “dive bombed” by them at night…well not so much. There are certain essential oils that these bugs dislike however! And Rosemary is one of them. What we have noticed with regular diffusion in our home – is that these bugs started to go away!
Well, maybe I should confess something here… Our diffusion may not be “regular” – but we sure do enjoy it! We typically have at least one to three diffusers running in our home throughout the entire day, and actually have about 8 diffusers in our home!)