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First-Aid Essential Oil Picks

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Essential oils are all the rage and there certainly are oils for everything! Here is your go-to "first-aid kit" with 15 essential oils for health and healing.

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Essential oils are all the rage. Whether you are seeking to treat a specific ailment or simply want a safe scent to fill your home, essential oils provide a wide array of therapeutic benefits.

Yet, they are hardly new to the scene. Quite the opposite, actually!

Essential oils date back to Biblical times. In fact, the Bible contains 14 principle oils: calamus, cassia, cedarwood, cinnamon, cypress, frankincense, galbanum, hyssop, myrrh, myrtle, onycha, rose of sharon, sandalwood, and spikenard. I bet you recognized at least a few on this list.

So, What Exactly Are Essential Oils?

They are simply oils that are distilled from the roots, leaves, and flowers of wild or organically grown plants. In other words, “they are the lifeblood of the plant”. Elegant, simple, but powerful.

I have been a fan for decades. I use them topically by rubbing one or two oils onto my skin (like lemongrass and cypress combined with a carrier oil like almond) or I use a few drops in a relaxing bath. I also love diffusing oils throughout the rooms of my home.

15 Essential Oils For Your First-Aid Kit

There certainly are oils for everything! Below is my go-to “first-aid kit” for health and healing.

1. Cedarwood

Promotes hair growth, diminishes skin irritation and acne, and reduces coughing.

2. Cinnamon

Fights bacteria, parasites, fungus and microbes, and is a holistic alternative to an antibiotic.

3. Clove

Works as an antibacterial and anti-parasitic solution.

4. Cypress

Provides emotional support during stress and loss, reduces cellulite, and treats connective tissue injuries.

5. Eucalyptus

Provides respiratory relief for issues like bronchitis and allergies.

6. Frankincense

Relieves allergies, headaches, warts, and bronchitis.

7. Hyssop

Soothes sore throats and respiratory infections.

8. Lavender

Boosts healing of burns and cuts, and promotes relaxation.

9. Lemon

Improves lymph drainage and is effective in household cleaners.

10. Myrrh

Acts as an antiseptic and relieves diarrhea.

11. Oregano

Fights fungus and tamps out common colds symptoms.

12. Peppermint

Supports digestion, soothes headaches, and reduces fever.

13. Sandalwood

Deepens sleep, supports the female reproductive system, and calms UTI symptoms.

14. Spikenard

Eases migraines and nausea and provides cardiovascular support.

15. Tea Tree

Fights skin infection and helps heal insect bites and cuts.

A Word Of Caution!

Please keep the following in mind when using essential oils, however:

  • Avoid oils that contain synthetic ingredients, which might produce an allergic reaction (buy only 100 percent pure and natural oils!).
  • Store oils in a tightly closed blue or amber glass bottle away from sunlight or heat (your refrigerator is an ideal spot!).
  • Avoid using the oils near candles or open flames as they are highly flammable.
  • Never swallow them and always keep them away from your eyes, ears, and mucus membranes.
  • Do not apply them directly to your skin without mixing with a carrier oil first.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Pay mind to the recommended amount of these potent oils to ensure you do not “overdose”.
Ann Louise Gittleman

Top nutritionist, visionary health expert and bestselling author, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, has always been a trendsetter. Continually breaking new ground in traditional and holistic health, she is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women's health issues and is known as "The First Lady of Nutrition" among her millions of followers worldwide.

Ann Louise Gittleman

Top nutritionist, visionary health expert and bestselling author, Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, has always been a trendsetter. Continually breaking new ground in traditional and holistic health, she is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, environmental, and women's health issues and is known as "The First Lady of Nutrition" among her millions of followers worldwide.

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