Essential Oils and First Aid

Essential oils can help you create a versatile natural first aid kit. Certain plants like lavender contain powerful constituents that may help relieve mild burns or cleanse small cuts. Other essential oils that can be added to a first aid kit include peppermint essential oil (stomach discomfort), lemon essential oil (cleansing), and Thieves(R) essential oil blend (may be effective against airborne bacteria).

Every home should have three fully stocked first aid kits: one each in the kitchen, bathroom, and car. In the event of an emergency, having all the items you need close at hand can make a big difference.

As you prepare your first aid kit, be sure to include items such as burn ointment and pain reliever. Here are some additional items you may want to have in addition to essential oils:

  • Two pairs of latex gloves (or other sterile gloves if allergic to latex)
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
  • Eye wash solution
  • Thermometer
  • Prescription medication (insulin, asthma inhalers)
  • Prescribed medical supplies (glucose meter, etc.)
  • Cell phone
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Laxative

Young Living's Most Popular Oils for First Aid

  • Lavender essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Thieves(R) essential oil blend