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A Guide to Essential Oils and Herbs for Your First Aid Home Kit

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One could be faced with the most unanticipated of scenarios, often leaving one baffled as to what has to be done. Since time is critical in such cases and the basic home treatment could help salvage a potentially disastrous upshot. Here is a guide to all the necessary essential oils and herbs that should be part of your innate first aid home kit.

Capsicum Extract or Capsular Form

Its astringent and therapeutic properties are immensely beneficial and a vital cure in case of shock treatment and stimulating blood supply to promote healing. It has been conventionally employed for halting bleeding and has palliative property.

Lobelia Essence

It has demulcent traits and a muscle relaxant ideal for treating spasmodic or cramping sensations, relieving tensions during a panic attack, allaying stress headaches and respite for asthmatics.

Ultimate Echinacea

The fluid version of Echinacea could be given to kids and has blood purifying properties. Even Immune Stimulator could be offered to bigger kids and grownups which is an immune stimulant and ideal for treating ailments, infection or when some epidemic is rife.

Silver Shield/Gel

Silver shield has innate antibacterial properties and a must-have in one emergency first-aid box. It could be used in topical form or for internal use. Sprays for sinus or gullet could additionally be made from it. Silver gel is an easier means of employing Silver Shield and is a safe and ideal application on injuries.

Activated Charcoal

It is an ideal addition to the first-aid kit and effective against poisoning. In case of insect bites, a paste-like consistency of activated charcoal could be applied on the site for absorbing toxic substances. It also has a lasting shelf life and zero maintenance.

Distress Remedy

It has a blend of arnica, calendula, comfrey among several other flowers and beneficial in emotionally stressed out situations and shocks. It could also be employed as a topical application on small wounds to speed healing.

Aloe Vera Gel

This is a blessing for treating an array of problems like sunburns, skin aggravations and burn cases. When mixed along with tea tree, peppermint (optional) and lavender is a potent mix for tackling sunny season issues.

D.I.Y Antibacterial Vinegar

One could easily make a mix of a half cupful of apple cider vinegar and water, three droplets tea tree, one droplet Chamomile, a teaspoonful of honey and a droplet of geranium. Honey has to be mixed along with the essential oils and mixing thoroughly and applied for disinfecting grazes or wounds.

The following essential oils that should ideally be part of one’s first-aid box: melaleuca, Thieves, tea tree, lavender along with others like lemon, bergamot, rosemary and eucalyptus.

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