Make Your Own Natural First Aid Kit With These 10 Essential Oils

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3.  Lemon

Lemon oil is great for detoxing the body, killing acne, and improving concentration levels. Whenever you feel like you have brain fog, or perhaps you are feeling a bit down in the dumps, try sniffing some lemon essential oil. Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to your pet shampoo will keep fleas away from your dog or cat as well.

 

4. Grapefruit

Grapefruit has many of the same properties that lemon oil has but where this oil really excels is for those who are feeling fatigue or jet lag. Grapefruit oil is also naturally antiseptic, so adding a few drops of this oil to your homemade household cleaners (such as vinegar) can really give your home some extra germ fighting power.

 

5. Lavender

This has to be one of the most versatile oils around. Lavender is probably best known as being a relaxant and a sleep aid, but it also works well on bruises, skin irritation, and cuts. Smelling lavender can reduce stress hormones in the blood, which makes it the perfect oil to drop into your bath each evening! Place one or two drops on your pillow so that you sleep more peacefully. You can add a few drops to your favorite lotion so that you can rub some on your neck, hands, and face anytime you feel stressed out.

 

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6. Oregano

If you are thinking of spaghetti right now, that’s ok! This oil comes from the same type of oregano that you keep in the kitchen. This will be one of the most powerful oils in your first aid kit. It has natural, yet powerful, antibacterial compounds, so it can fight all sorts of infections. Add some to any carrier oil and you have a powerful germ fighting agent to use on any wound or cut. Many people say swear by it for fighting flu and cold bugs. One drop on your tongue is said to kick those viruses to the curb in hours.

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