First Aid Kit

Having a homemade first aid kit on hand for the everyday wound, sting, sunburn, muscle pain or injury is always a good idea.

Essential oils are used widely as natural medicine but without the side effects of conventional drugs like aspirin and antibiotics.

Here are some of the most common essential oils everyone should have stored in their personal medicine cabinet:

+ Lavender – to heal burns, cuts, rashes, stings, reduce anxiety and help sleep after trauma.
+ Peppermint – to improve pain in joints, muscles, relieve digestive issues, reduce fevers, clear sinuses, improve asthma, bronchitis and relieve headaches.
+ Frankincense – anti-inflammatory, heal bruising, reduce scars, boost immunity and emotional well-being.
+ Melaleuca – anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, can be used to prevent and reduce infection and clean air of pathogens and allergens.

Other oils you may want to have on hand to makeover your medicine cabinet include: eucalyptus, oregano, and clove.

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