First, to clear the air, this post is much different from the others I have posted on this page thus far. That being said, honestly, with my track record, I haven’t posted much on this page since 2014? Anywho… I thought I’d share this!
This is all about piercings and turmeric so please stay tuned!
I got my nose pieced over 2 months ago, Saturday April 4th, 2015 to be exact. Got it done during Spring break! Since I currently work as a high school teacher at a private school, whose name will never be mentioned ;), I had to get a nice discrete nose ring. Pretty much it looks like a mole.
Nose piercing day 1
You’re wondering how my students, staff and admin might have reacted? Well, firstly, I made sure to keep my beautiful lips sealed! No one really noticed it except for like 4 students. When asked directly “is that a nose ring?” My response was one of “Okay, class let’s get started on…[bla,bla.bla]/ “Or go back to desk for me and get started on…[yada, yada, yada],” thus dodging the question. If any staff noticed they said nothing, and admin? Well they never noticed. Thank God!
My point? Well it’s about a recent discovery I found for those you out there looking for awesome ways to get rid of ugly nose piercing bumps that can occur when you get your nose pierced. Literally 3 weeks in of having my my piercing, I was teaching in front of my classroom when by way of some freak accident, my glasses slid off my nose, I tried to catch them, which I did, but in the process they caught my nose ring! Ouch! The kids where reading some amazing Civics classwork and I was able to make a run to the restroom, only to discover…DUN!DUN! DUN!!!!….that my nose piercing was bleeding! Owie! I cleaned it up, got some salt and mixed it with water, creating an emergency cleaning solution. I prayed all was well and went on about my day. Well, when I got home I did my normal cleaning routine. There was no bump for a few days and I thought I was Scott-clear…. Well scott and clear were darn wrong!
A week later I discovered and ugly bump, it would bleed when I cleaned it , it hurt to touch and just seemed like the skin remained raw under the piercing. It had been doing to well till the trauma. Two weeks after the freak accident with my treacherous glasses, I my poor nose was suffering. I tried the sea salt mask (where you take your cleaning sea salt and make it into a paste with water letting it sit on the bump overnight) And it worked for the first time. After a few days with the salt it seamed to clear, for the most part. Sadly though it came back a few weeks later (not trauma induced, it was just unhappy I guess).
Dreaded nose bump!
This time I did the salt soak and nothing….I tried tea tree oil and…nothing. I tried lavender oil mixed with tea tree oil and the salt paste and nothing. “Really?!” Is what I wanted to say to the inanimate bump on nose piercing. Thankfully, the thought popped in my head. Hey, nose piercings before becoming a fashionable statement in the west, originated in India and parts of Africa. I wondered if there were Indian remedies for nose piercings with turmeric (its a wonder spice! Seriously!)
I found something on google like 5 pages in, but it was something. I figured these are some of things I already know about turmeric:
The blog I found this turmeric secrete on was a acctually a forum. The original poster mentioned a folk remedy their Indian grandma always used it was turmeric and warm neem oil made into a paste and applied daily to the piercing. I didn’t have neem oil so I used the next best thing–lavender oil. So why not try a turmeric paste on my piercing? It couldn’t hurt it being antibiotic and all, so I did…and drum rollllllllllllllll The bump on my nose was reduced by half! I made a paste out of turmeric, lavender oil and water, I made it look like paste. I cleaned my nose first with the saline solution made from sea salt then, I applied the turmeric paste to the bump and let it sit overnight and voila! In the morning I cleaned it again with the sea salt solution and it was magical. lol
By the way here is what lavander cam do for you too:
Uses for lavander
Yeah, so I figure it was a powerful duo, and they are! Turmeric and Lavender foreva! lol
The bump is gone! It only took me two nightime applications and the bump is gone!
Also found another blog talking about turmeric and nose bumps check it out:
I hope that if you’re having any trouble that this helps! Please let me know what you think!