Are you planning to go camping anytime soon? If you have been on a camping trip before, you know that you need to be prepared for anything and everything when you’re out there in the wild. Here are some essential oils that you must include in your first aid kit for those situations.
Not only does this essential oil smell wonderful and acts as a relaxant, there are other properties that make it an absolute essential inclusion in your first aid kit. Its analgesic and antiseptic properties make it ideal for healing wounds of all kinds such as insect stings or bites, bruises and burns.
2. Tea Tree
This is one essential oil that is fantastic for most kinds of infections. Its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties mean that it is a one stop solution for many problems. So if you have to treat any skin wounds, sun burn, acne or breakouts on the face and even athlete’s foot, you know what you have to use. In case you have contacted lice in your hair, applying tea tree oil helps in that too.
The fresh smell of peppermint can help cure nausea. It also provides substantial relief in cases of indigestion, which is a strong possibility when you are out cooking in the wild. It is also extremely beneficial for those who suffer from sinus and headaches. It also acts as an insect repellent and keeps the pests away from the food.
It is the best medicine for congestion from cold or cough. Its anti-inflammatory properties help relieve the most severe case of allergies. It also has a mild painkiller effect on the applied area.
Everyone knows that the excitement can quickly turn tiring and you will need a pick-me-up to keep you peppy throughout the trip. Well, Rosemary is your best friend. It is fantastic stimulating oil that can recharge you even after a long and tiring day. If you are prone to headaches out of nowhere then mix a little rosemary and peppermint oil with a carrier oil and rub on the neck and shoulders. Your headache will have miraculously disappeared!
This is a very potent essential oil and should be used sparingly. Even so, it should be diluted before use. It has excellent antiviral, antifungal and even anti-bacterial properties that make it good for treating many problems.
The refreshing aroma of lemon can be used to clean and disinfect most types of surfaces. It is also very effective in treating insect bites. There are some who claim that lemon oil is a cure for headaches as well.
8. Clove Bud
For those who suffer from toothaches, it is a must to carry clove oil in your kit. The analgesic property of clove makes is a very effective painkiller. It can also be mixed with a carrier oil and used in case of painful joints or muscles. A note of caution here would be to always use it mixed with a carrier oil since direct application can cause a stinging sensation.
This is like the magic pot that can be used on bruises or bumps to reduce pain and discoloration. It has analgesic and antibacterial properties that make it a very useful item to be carrying around. When this essential oil is applied immediately on the bruises, it can help in healing the wounds faster.
This essential oil can be used for its analgesic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent and insect-repellant properties. Though it can be used to relive pain, headaches, cold and fatigue, it is more popularly used as an insect repellant.
The properties of this essential oil make it an all-rounder. It is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anesthetic and antispasmodic. It can be used to soothe itchy skin or help alleviate migraines and headaches. If you have packed your first aid kid with these essential oils and the necessary carrier oil then you can rest assured that you are covered for most of the situations that may happen out in the open.
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