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Compress for bruising and swelling

This compress works well for cases of severe bruising on the body/face and reduces swelling quickly. Compared to leaving it alone or applying ice packs (which is also good to do), this mixture minimises bruised appearance and swelling within a couple of days.

Dried Calendula flowers in boiling water to infuse for a bit, strain and leave to cool. Add some Witch Hazel liquid to the calendula water (not too much) once cooled. Soak cotton pads or cloth in the mixture and apply to affected area.

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