A couple of years ago, my mom was putting her hand into a garden glove and was bitten by a small black-widow spider on the knuckle of her middle finger.
My step-father, being a Physicians Assistant, did everything that western medicine knew to do for the bite, but several months later the finger seemed to be permanently deformed and would not straighten or function normally.
I mixed together a concoction of therapeutic grade essential oils into a bottle with a carrier oil, and asked my mom to apply it 3 times a day.
She did this for 6 weeks, religiously. The results were amazing! Her finger returned to full functionality and no deformity was observable.
The recipe: (This is approximate, the key is consistency daily)
10ml Jojoba Oil (This is my favorite carrier oil because it absorbs so nicely.)
30 drops Clove Therapeutic grade essential oil
30 drops Aroma Size by Young Living (Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, Cypress) Therapeutic grade essential oil(S)
30 drops Nutmeg Therapeutic grade essential oil
30 drops Wintergreen Therapeutic grade essential oil