Top Ten Essential Oils for Your First Aid Kit

Thanks go to ecomii blogs and Mindy Green for this awesome home remedy post all about my fave fair-trade essential oils!

You may be aware that essential oils (EOs) can be an effective remedy for a variety of common complaints that can be treated at home such as, insect bites, sunburn, strained muscles and rashes.

However you may not know that essential oils are also helpful for headaches, sore throat, fatigue, bruises and more.

Follow guidelines for diluting essential oils and their suggested uses and you will be amazed. All of these oils are meant for diluted and external use only.

Top Ten Essential Oils for Your First Aid Kit

EOs are effective due to their small molecular size and lipid solubility.

  1. Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) – astringent, tonic, varicose veins, sore throat.
  2. Chamomile, German (Matricaria chamomilla) – inflammation, bruises, sprains, tension, pain.
  3. Eucalyptus  (Eucalyptus globulus) – congestion, inflammation, colds, flu, viral skin eruptions.
  4. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) – bee stings, insect bites, sunburn, headache, bruises, sprains, acne, rash, stress, insomnia, sore muscles.
  5. Lemon (Citrus limonum) – digestive tonic, sore throat, detoxification, lymphatic congestion.
  6. Marjoram (Oreganum majorana) – antispasmodic, sore muscles, insomnia, cramps.
  7. Orange (Citrus sinensis) – stomach problems, depression, acne, insomnia, headache.
  8. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officianalis) – headache, fatigue, hangover, constipation, muscle aches, increased circulation.
  9. Spearmint (Mentha spicata) – indigestion, headache, fatigue, fever, sinusitis, stings and bites.
  10. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) – athlete’s foot, burns, warts, acne, cold sores, flu, insect bites.

Formulations

Combine the following formulas with two ounces of carrier oil. All the combinations are given in EO drops and suggested external application as massage, bath oil, inhalation or specific instruction, as given.

  • Anxiety: 7 lavender, 5 geranium, 4 lemon, 1 orange
  • Burns: 20 drops lavender in one ounce aloe vera juice or gel
  • Cough: 5 cypress, 5 eucalyptus, 3 lemon

(as an inhalation or 1 drop as a gargle)

  • Fatigue: 13 rosemary, 5 lemon, 2 spearmint
  • Bruising: 5 lavender, 5 chamomile, 3 geranium, 2 tea tree, 5 cypress
  • Insomnia: 15 Lavender, 5 orange, 5 marjoram
  • Stress: 5 chamomile, 10 lavender, 5 marjoram
  • Stings or Insect Bites: 10 tea tree, 10 lavender
  • Muscle Strain: 5 rosemary, 3 eucalyptus, 5 marjoram, 7 lavender

Mindy Green an author, consultant, speaker and nationally recognized authority on botanicals. Facebook Mindy

Top Ten Essential Oils for Your First Aid Kit – from ecomii blogs.

Argan Oil Love – Pure Josie Maran Organic Moroccan Goodness

Pure, organic, cruelty-free, vegan, no animal testing, fragrance free, and fantastic for a million and one uses. Argan oil! Yes, I just shouted it like Josie Maran does. It’s ChicNGreen and the real pure organic stuff is only from Josie Maran.

Seriously, this stuff has changed my life. I use it to moisturize my hands, elbows, nails (it has made em strong and long), face (blemishes gone and fine lines diminished), hair, and toes. Argan oil just agrees with me in every way. Long a fan of the Oil Cleansing Method, I was not one to shy away from oils. Sure glad I found Josie Maran’s line. It won’t make you greasy at all – quite the opposite, it will balance your skin. A little goes a long way, too, so one bottle of argan oil will last you a good long time.

I can’t wait to try the rest of the line. To get started, pick up the cornerstone Pure Argan Oil. The Matchmaker Serum Foundation is a foolproof choice as it magically morphs to match your skin tone. There’s even a Daily Moisturizer with natural SPF 40! And it doesn’t make you ashy! As you can see, the line excites me just a bit. There are some great deals and split payment options on QVC.com from time to time and the full line is on show at Sephora.

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