New to essential oils? Read “5 Best Essential Oils For Your First Aid Kit” to help you get started.

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Essential oils are one of the cornerstones of natural medicine. They have powerful therapeutic benefits and many different applications for health, beauty and much more. Here is a list of some of the most popular essential oils for your first aid applications and what they are commonly used for.

Lavender:

This is one of the most versatile oils there is. It can be used for so many things but it is best known for it’s calming and relaxation properties. Lavender essential oil is antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory decongestant, deodorant, diuretic and a sedative. It’s fabulous for the skin and is excellent for pain relief, especially muscle aches and headaches. A very effective hand sanitizing spritz can be made from some lavender essential oil and distilled water. No first aid kid or medicine box is complete without lavender.

Peppermint: 

Great for headaches, pain relief, stomach upset, congestion and fevers, peppermint essential oil

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