Properties of Essential oils
Specific first aid problems and oils
Helichrysum – stops bleeding, burns, leaving a mark, discoloring or changing the skin and texture, bruises or tissue accident or difficult time, surgical cuts, ringing in ears, and broken bones
Clove– purifying or naturally cleansing, helps remove splinters
Lavender– swiss army knife for first aid purposes. Stops bleeding, great for bug bites, reduces itching
Peppermint– great for cooling down the body temperature
Cleaning wounds– clean with a hydrogen peroxide then apply diluted on guard, lavender, or melaleuca. Then apply Correct X, which helps fight against unwanted bacteria or pathogens.
Burn– lavender, peppermint helps cool and helichrysum helps blistering from occurring. During the day it is good to keep it covered to protect from infection. At night let the wound air out and keep uncovered.
Blister relief-one drop lavender and melaleuca with a few drops of a carrier oil will help
Bleeding– lavender, geranium and helichrysum are great to stop the bleeding
Bee Stings– Purify, roman chamomile, basil
Insect repellent– Terrashield or you can make your own by adding 10 drops of lavender and patchouli with equal parts of witch hazel or FCO. Or you can add 10 drops each of any three of these oils with FCO and it will help to keep them away. Lavender, arbrovitae, eucalyptus, clove, geranium, rosemary, cedarwood, cypress, lemongrass, melaleuca, peppermint
Poison Oak relief– lavender, elevation, or purify, Use zendocrine complex and softgels.
bumps and bruises– spray bottle mixed with water and 30 drops geranium, 15 drops lavender, 10 drops cypress, 5 drops frankincense, 5 drops helichrysum
Owie spray– great for cuts and scrapes. 2 oz bottle with about 20 drops of FCO. Mix with lavender, frankincense, and melaleuca
sprains– 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tbls epsom salt, 5 d. deep blue, 5 d.marjoram, 5 d. lemongrass mix in a small bowl and apply to problem area or you can increase the epsom salt and make it a bath
skin care– 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup doterra fractionated coconut oil, 1/4 cup beeswax, 2 tbl zinc oxide, 1 tsp vitamin E, 2 tbl shea butter, 12 drops helichrysum. Combine ingredients in a mason jar and put in a pot filled with water up to half the height of the mason jar. Heat the water with the mason jar inside on the stove. Stir until the ingredients are mixed well. For a faster option, it is not water proof, you can mix 1 tube of doterras unscented lotion, 12 drops helichrysum, 2 tbl zinc oxide.
Sunburn relief– Lavender, aloe vera. mix up a spray bottle of lavender, frankincense and peppermint and water for a cooling relief after the sun