Traditionally, essential oils have been used for centuries to heal and balance the body. Today, the vast properties of essential oils are being rediscovered as they take their rightful place as natural healers-and modern science is beginning to take notice. Below, we have outlined some great essential oils that work as all-natural complements to the typical first aid kit.
Following a laboratory explosion that severely burned his arm,
a French scientist named Rene Gatteffosse was the first
modern scientist to document lavender’s ability to promote
tissue regeneration. Today, lavender is useful to dress wounds, induce sleep, ease depression, and reduce stress. Lavender oil is one of the safest essential oils and can be used full-strength on the skin.
In short supply, helichrysum is one of Young Living’s most prized oils. Recent scientific research has found that helichrysum has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Helichrysurn’s ability to inhibit inflammation finds it useful to assist with minor cuts and grazes. Applied directly to the wound, helichrysum may also help alleviate bleeding. Diffusing helichrysum may also aid in tension relief.
In addition to soap or wipes, Purification essential oil blend may help in calming minor insect bites, cuts, and scrapes. It can be applied directly on location as needed. And diffusing can also help keep biting insects away while cleansing the air,
Purification contains the essential oils of citronella, lemongrass, lavandin, rosemary, melaleuca and myrtle.
It is important for every first aid kit to have a pain reliever. Young Living offers PanAway essential oil blend, which may soothe lingering discomfort. PanAway is particularly soothing when applied in conjunction with a heat pack, adding extra warmth to sore muscles. PanAway contains the essential oils of helichrysum, wintergreen, clove, and peppermint.
A minor cut or scrape can turn into a big problem if infection sets in. Antibiotic ointment is a crucial component in any first aid kit, but having the all-natural benefits of Thieves essential oil blend on hand may add to the results of using an antibiotic ointment alone. Thieves contains the essential oils of clove, lemon, cinnamon bark, eucalyptus, and rosemary.
In case of stomach upset, it is important to include anti-diarrhoea medication or antacids in all first aid kits. However for minor stomach discomfort associated with travel, Di-Gize can help save the day. Simply rub a few drops onto your stomach and the essential oils in Di-Gize can help your trip be as smooth and as enjoyable as possible. Di-Gize contains the essential oils of tarragon, ginger, peppermint, juniper, fennel, lemongrass, anise, and patchouli.
DEEP RELIEF ROll-ON
Deep Relief Roll-On is a proprietary blend of oils formulated to facilitate muscle wellness and relaxation. Several essential oils highly regarded for anti-inflammatory properties are found in this blend, making it a great natural solution for tension relief. Deep Relief Roll-On is a great oil to keep on hand when you are on the go – the roll-on applicator provides convenient, no mess, no wastage treatment. Deep Relief contains the essential oils of peppermint, wintergreen, copal, palo santo, helichrysum, and copaiba.
Your first aid kit should be organised, properly stocked, and available at all times. It’s a good idea to keep a range of first aid kits handy, for example, in the home, in the car, and at work. In case of an emergency, having all the items you need in the same location can make a huge difference.
In addition to the items listed above, all first aid kits need:
- Adhesive strips (Band Aids)
- Adhesive tape
- Alcohol swabs
- Large combine dressing
- Crepe bandages
- Sterile eye pad
- Gauze swab
- Disposable gloves
- Hand towels
- Non-adhesive dressing
- Safety pins
- Sterile eye wash solution
- Triangular bandage
- First aid booklet
- Note pad and pencil
Make sure that all your family members know where the first
aid kit is so that it can be quickly retrieved in an emergency.
First aid kits should be stored in a cool, dry place, and any
items used should be replaced as soon as possible.