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Jan 152013
 


Making an essential oil first aid kit is not only very easy, it is well worth the time and cost to put it together.

While you will agree that having a first aid kit on hand is a smart thing to do. we would suggest that adding natural remedies – such as essential oils – can make an already smart choice and even better one.

Essential oils are potent and a wonderful tool to add to your medicine chest. Here – at Natural Motherhood – we use essential oils almost on a daily basis…however, we only use Young Living therapeutic grade oils.

We adhere to the French school of aromatherapy which means that we are not opposed to using essential oils internally – and hence why we trust only Young Living.

 

 

First Aid Kit

According to the Government, this is what your first aid kit should contain:

  • Two pairs of Latex – or other sterile – gloves if you are allergic to Latex
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Burn ointment
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers.
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid
  • Laxative
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant

 

Essential Oil First Aid Kit

In our opinion, limiting yourself to the items above would be a mistake.

There are a few oils that are a must. Depending on time and finances, you can add them one at a time, or as a kit. Young Living has a kit which we think is a wonderful way to start. It is called the “Everyday Oils Essential Oil Collection” and it contains:

 

Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Young Living Essential Oil Kit

Singles:

 

Blends:

  • Purification
  • Panaway
  • Peace & Calming
  • Thieves
  • Valor

I would also add Animal Scents to any first aid kit.

 

Essential Oil First Aid Kit: Essential Oil Recipes

Respiratory rub #1:

  • 1/2 cup carrier oil – coconut oil is great
  • 10 drops RC – YL blend
  • 10 drops Elemi
  • 3 drops Valor Mix and apply as needed

Respiratory rub #2:

  • 1/4 cup carrier oil – coconut oil is great
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Peppermint or Wintergreen Mix and apply as needed

Pain Control:

Antibiotic #1:

  • 8 drops Clove
  • 5 drops Thyme
  • 5 drops Oregano Put into a “00″ capsule. Take 1 gelcap up to 3 times a day.

Antibiotic #2:

  • 7 drops Oregano
  • 3 drops Lemon Put into a “00″ capsule. Take 1 gelcap up to 3 times a day.

Antibiotic #3:

  • 5 drops Thieves
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 1 to 2 drops Oregano Put into a “00″ capsule. Take 1 gelcap up to 3 times a day. I – Florence – have used this formula for my kids. I omit the Oregano when they are small because it is a strong oil. I give it to them with milk to protect their tummy. It works great. I also take it at any signs of sickness.

Cough Syrup:

  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 drop Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Peppermint
  • 1 drop RC
  • 1 drop Thieves
  • 1 drop Fennel

 

Essential Oil First Aid: More Ideas

Bug bites/stings: Purification, wintergreen, lavender, Animal scents (cream sold by Young Living).

Burns: Lavender, lavaderm (spray), cypress, Animal Scents (cream).

Cuts, Bruises, Wound healing: lavender, melrose, Animal Scents (cream), valor.

Fever reducers: Ledum, peppermint, lavender, copaiba.

Stomach issues: Di-gize, lemon, peppermint, nutmeg.

 

To information about ordering from Young Living click here

 

 

Sources for Essential Oil First Aid Kit:

  • http://www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit
  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/122896221119076/doc/189405541134810/
  • http://youngliving.com/en_US/index.html
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