Preparedness starts at home with you. It requires time to plan and source supplies as well as diligence as you rotate items out to make sure that they don’t expire. If you’ve put together care kits for your family in the past, you know how detailed the process can be. Fortunately, putting together an essential oil first aid kit isn’t that involved and takes less than an hour to do.
Create Essential Oil First Aid Kit
Here are the things you’ll want to include in your essential oil first aid kit:
- A carrier oil. Some options include jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed or coconut. These oils serve as the base for the essential oils you choose to work with. It’s advisable not to use oils without diluting them with a carrier oil first.
- Essential oils. Among the most popular oils because of their healing properties is lavender, tea tree, chamomile, rosemary, peppermint, and eucalyptus. Lavender is a wonder oil used to treat minor skin irritations and burns, bruises and bumps, headaches, fibromyalgia pain, tendonitis, and more. Tea tree can take care of rashes, blisters, cold sores, fungal infections, dandruff, and symptoms caused by cold and flu. The more you research each oil, the more uses you’ll find for it.
- Roller bottles. Available in many colors, they make it easy to apply essential oils once they’ve been mixed with carrier oils. They come with lids, too, so you can cap off your home remedy and not waste a single drop.
- A bag or container to put your supplies in. You’ll want a way to keep your first aid kit supplies together. If you want it to be portable, purchase or make a small pencil bag or cosmetic bag. If you don’t mind using it only in the home, find a sturdy box like a small tackle box or bead box to put everything in.
Treat minor injuries and illnesses naturally using the supplies you have on hand. Aromatherapy Inhalation Patches from Bioesse Tech fit nicely in first aid kits. Purchase a box or two to have on hand when you need portable relief that works up to eight hours at a time.