a First Aid Kit Using Essential Oils
Like you, the first
thing I think of whenever a loved one is hurt is to rush them
to a clinic or Emergency Room. If we are to be prepared for disruptions,
however, we need to pay special attention to how we will cope
with health emergencies. The bottom line question you should ask
yourself is what would I do if the clinic or Emergency Room were
not available to me?
The answer is to make
provisions for Self Care First Aid. Having a well stocked first
aid box in your home could well make the difference between life
and death. Self care will play ever increasing roles in the future.
Those who are prepared will be able to handle a variety of health
First aid supplies
like gauze and bandages are a given, and you should actively seek
them out. Look over first aid kits in the stores and see what
they contain. You are doing this because you want those things,
but in larger quantity. The idea is to tailor make a self contained
home self care unit you can rely upon in emergencies. This might
include such things as oxygen, rubber gloves, dust masks and more
exotic items not found in a traditional first aid kit.
Without question, one
of the most universal health care substances known are essential
oils. You will want to include them in your Self Care First Aid
supply. Just look at how powerful they really are.
Antiseptic: An agent
which prevents the growth of, or destroys bacteria.
Recommended oils: Clove, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Tea Tree, Oregano
Anticatarrhal: An agent
which helps to remove excess catarrh from the body. Expectorants
help promote the removal of mucus from the respiratory system.
Recommended oils: Eucalyptus
agent which helps alleviate depression.
Recommended oils: Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender
Antifungal: An agent
which prevents and combats fungal infection.
Recommended oils: Tea Tree, Oregano, Thyme
Anti infectious: An
agent which prevents and combats the spread of germs.
Recommended oils: Oregano, Sage
An agent which alleviates inflammation.
Recommended oils: Bergamont, Myrrh
Anti microbial: An
agent which resists or destroys pathogenic microorganisms.
Recommended oils: Lemon
Anti parasitic: An agent which prevents and destroys parasites.
Recommended oils: Roman Chamomile, Oregano
Anti rheumatic: Helps
prevent and relive rheumatism.
Recommended oils: Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Thyme
and prevents the development of microbes.
Recommended oils: Lavender, Lemon
and eases spasms or convulsions.
Recommended oils: Roman Chamomile
Antiviral: A substance
which inhibits the growth of a virus.
Recommended oils: Clove, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Sage
Analgesic: A substance
which relives pain.
Recommended oils: Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint
Immune stimulant: An
agent which stimulates the natural defense mechanism of the body.
Recommended oils: Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree
Essential Oil Usage
It is very important to keep an essential oil safety data sheet
on hand with these oils. Always refer to a usage guide if you
do not have experience in using essential oils.
This is a safe mixture of oils used to dilute the above oils before
applying them to the body. Carrier oils typically are massage
oils which contain various neutral oils.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it. The home health
care movement is growing in this country, but is doing so largely
out of dissatisfaction with the health industry. However, as catastrophic
events are forced upon us, and the professional health industry
is no longer able to care for everyone, home health care and Self
care first aid will become the norm for millions. Your life may
one day depend on it.
Natural Health Consultant