Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Fully enjoying life means that we try new things, go on adventures, and may even end up with bumps and bruises along the way. We can't have these things slow us down so we need quick relief and treatment for all of life's little injuries. There are tons of different first aid products out there so it can be hard to decide which ones fit our needs and lifestyle the best. When we are looking for natural and plant-derived first aid products with ingredients we recognize and lower chances of adverse side effects, essential oils are our best bet. Many essential oils have properties that are useful for first aid treatment and they have been used by many cultures throughout history to treat injuries and illness long before the advent of modern western medicine. When diluted and used topically, essential oils can help to ease pain in a specific area or speed up wound healing and prevent infection. These oils can be diluted in our favorite carrier oil and used alone for their amazing benefits or whipped up into natural and handmade products to have on hand when we need them most. 

Here are some of our favorite essential oils for first aid:

 

  • Disinfects minor wounds and burns
  • Soothes inflammation from insect bites and stings, burns, and sunburn
  • Helps Reduce Scarring

 

  • Reduces joint and muscle inflammation
  • Disinfects minor wounds and burns
  • Eases cough and congestion

 

  • Soothes nausea 
  • Reduces fever
  • Eases headaches and migraines 
  • Reduces joint and muscle pain

 

  • Immune booster
  • Fights infection
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation

 

 

  • Anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral properties
  • Disinfects minor wounds and burns
  • Immune booster
  • Soothes skin irritation and itching

 

  • Boosts healing of bruises and wounds
  • Analgesic properties help reduce pain
  • Anti-inflammatory, antifungal, and antibacterial 
  • Reduces joint pain and swelling

 

  • Promotes circulation and tissue regeneration to speed healing
  • Analgesic properties help reduce pain
  • Combats fungal infections
  • Reduces mucus and relieves congestion

 

 

  • Promotes tissue regeneration to speed healing
  • Reduces redness, swelling, and itching
  • Boosts circulation
  • Enhances the effectiveness of other essential oils

 

  • Immune booster
  • Relieves gas, bloating, and cramps
  • Soothes skin inflammation and rashes
  • Eases muscle pain

 

  • Analgesic properties help reduce pain
  • Disinfects minor wounds and burns
  • Facilitates healing of skin rashes and irritation
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Antifungal and antiseptic properties prevent fungal growth on wounds

 Try some of these easy first aid recipes below to get started:

Quick Soothe Pain Relief Spray

Quick Soothe Pain Relief Spray

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to the bottle and shake well to combine. Spray on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns to help ease pain and inflammation. 

Healing Booster First Aid Salve

Healing Booster First Aid Salve 

Ingredients

Instructions

Heat beeswax and shea butter in a double boiler until fully melted. Add coconut oil and stir to combine. Remove from heat and gently stir in essential oils. Pour into tins and allow to cool and set overnight. Apply a thin layer to the affected area to speed healing and combat germs and infection.

No More Itch Roll-On

No More Itch Roll-On

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to the roll-on bottle and shake well to combine. Roll on to insect bites, stings, or rashes to combat itching and irritation. 

Muscle Relief Massage Oil

Muscle Relief Massage Oil

Ingredients

Instructions

Add all the ingredients to a 4 ounce bottle and shake to combine. Add a few drops to your hands and massage the oil into sore muscles or joints.