Little bit of a nerdy Doctor who reference in today's post. Doctor Who regenerates when it is time for him to turn into another Doctor. He can't control his regeneration cycle, but gets an entirely new body, and if he is hurt during regeneration, like the 10th Doctor who lost his hand during regeneration, he gets an entirely new hand on the spot.
Melrose is kind of like that. Except you can control it.
Melrose is a blend of rosemary, tea tree (alternifolia), clove and niaouli oil. It helps aid
WARNING: gross-out images of a cut larger than a paper cut, but no gore, below. Look at your own risk.
It was a great first year of hosting thanksgiving. I now have a story to remember it by, and it is affectionately reffered to as the 'butter nut squash incident' by my boyfriend and family.
After wrapping it in a band-aid with polysporin and leaving it for 24 hours, I had the courage to unwrap it myself and look at it. This would be the picture to the right. All white, puffy, and still lightly bleeding a day after. So, for the next 3 days I let it breathe 30 minutes a day, and re-applied band-aids with polysporin on them and kept it wrapped the rest of the day.
On the left is 3 days of that. The swelling went down a bit, but it still was super sensitive.
The evening of day 4, I decided it was ready for oils (I didn't have much control over this the first day because I was too chicken to look at it so my boyfriend put polysporin on it instead of oils).
I dabbed 1 drop of thieves on a q-tip and patted it around the finger. Then I put 1 drop of frankincense on the other side of the q-tip and patted that down. The next morning, my finger felt way less itchy. On the right of the image to my left, is the morning after putting thieves on and bandaging it up. All of the swelling is down (the white is dry skin) and the cut is swelling up and skin is slowly growing back. In comes melrose the same day and is applied twice an hour apart, thieves that night, and melrose this morning and check out exhibit B. Cleaner skin, even less of a cut, and even more skin regeneration. From here on out, I will be applying melrose at least 2 times a day, especially because it has been helping with circulation and nerve regrowth (the tips of your fingers have a lot of nerves, or so I've been noticing since it feels slightly numb from recuperating).