Using Essential Oils for First Aid

Posted by on March 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM

People keep asking me how to use individual oils for everyday complaints, so here is a resource I found to be simple enough for the novice. Please remember that proper use is the sole responsibility of the user. Always dilute essential oils into a carrier oil before using on skin. Avoid mucous membranes.

Teething: Use 1 drop Chamomile oil on a wet washcloth with a wrapped ice cube to relieve teething pain.

Menstrual cramps: respond to essential oils especially when used in a warm bath with Epsom and Sea Salt. Essential Oils useful for cramps are: Chamomile, Clary Sage, Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary

Spider Bites: tea tree and/ lavender diluted in aloe. both E.O.'s can be  used neat (undiluted)

Nasal Inhaler: A homemade inhaler, that is very easy to stick in a pocket or purse is made by simply saving an empty chap stick tube. Wash out with hot soap and water to remove all traces of chapstick and let air dry. Next put a piece of cotton in the inhaler and measure the drops of essential oils for your blend directly on the cotton.

Another inhaler recipe: Himalayan rock salt, 2 eucalyptus, 2 rosemary 2 peppermint. Put a few pieces of rock salt into a glass vial, add the eo’s. The salt will absorb the oil. Use to inhale the vapors when you have a cold or sinus congestion

Germ Fighter Spray: Here is an antiseptic, germ fighting spray to use on cuts and scrapes.12 drops Tea Tree, 6 drops Eucalyptus, 6 drops Lemon, 8 oz. distilled water. Combine ingredients and add to spray bottle. Shake gently before use.

Headache: Peppermint, Lavender, Roman Chamomile. Put 1 drop of essential oil on each temple and at the nape of the neck. or mix 5 drops of Lavender and 1 drop of Peppermint into 1 Tablespoon carrier oil or lotion and massage neck and shoulders.

Essential Oils for Body Aches: Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Lime

Soothe aches and pains: Mix 10 drops of essential oil in 2 Tablespoons of carrier oil or lotion and massage areas of discomfort.

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