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One thing about online conversations, they flow, mutate, change subject, often entertaining and educational. Nothing wrong with going out on a related tangent. When I asked my question about West Nile Virus and mosquitoes, we started to talk about herbal remedies and essential oils. Women in Networking herbal expert Faye Durham did a great job educating us.
One of the bonus answers was about first aid kits. I still need to update the ones in our house and the little ones in the cars. Faye provided us with a great list:
“The most obvious benefits of using essential oils are related to health conditions that are common in modern life. In the search for cures and remedies for afflictions ranging from herpes to stress-induced symptoms, we can find unexpected healing through the use of simple and inexpensive essential oils.
As Heidi mentioned, it’s a good idea to be prepared to render first aid to yourself and family members. It’s really okay to love ourselves enough to alleviate pain and suffering at the source.
I have a First Aid Kit in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, and one in the car. In case of emergency, having all the items I need in the same location has made a huge difference. In addition to the items listed below, all First Aid Kits need:
2 pairs of latex or other sterile gloves (if allergic to latex)
Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
Eye wash solution
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
List courtesy of http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/firstaidkit.html
Here’s a Cold-and-flu Rescue Kit that I have used for years. Most of the items are contained in Young Living’s Golden Touch 1 Kit:
THIEVES—proven to kill airborne bacteria –was tested at Weber State University to have a 99.96% kill rate against airborne bacteria. Can be diffused, added to water as a mouthwash or a gargle for sore throats. Put a drop or two in water and drink to combat parasites, flu virus. Massage 2 drops into soles of each foot daily for Immune Building.
DI-GIZE—great for stomach flu! Blended specifically with oils noted for their effects on the digestive system. It has been studied for its effects against parasites as well as for its enzyme support capabilities. Di-Tone can be soothing for cramps, colic, bloating and indigestion. Apply and rub in a few drops over stomach area..
RAVEN—nurtures lungs and bronchials – is an antiseptic blend of essential oils that can be soothing and purifying to the respiratory tract, including the lungs, bronchials, and throat. Diffuse, apply on vita flex points of feet or directly on location.
R.C.—for respiratory congestion! a blend of four eucalyptus oils that has been studied for its effects on supporting and strengthening the respiratory system. Diffuse, apply to vita flex points on feet or directly over area of concern.
ENDO-FLEX— supports thyroids and adrenals. Oil blend may help overall vitality, and improve and balance metabolism. Apply to vita flex points of feet and on the abdomen. May also help with Hot Flashes!
MELROSE—kills fungus and molds! includes two medicinal-grade melaleuca oils that are renowned for their antiseptic properties. The blend can be used to cleanse cuts, scrapes, rashes, insect bites and stressed tissue. Apply directly over are of concern. Put a drop on toothbrush and on gums to help reduce yeast in the body and Candida.
JUVA-FLEX— liver and digestive support! Juva-Flex is a combination of oils that have been studied for their effect on the liver and digestion. Juva-Flex oil has also been known to help people to over come tobacco and alcohol addictions. Apply to vita flex point for the liver
OREGANO OIL ? defeats viruses! Georgetown Univ Medical Center reports that Therapeutic Grade Oregano withstands all know viruses and bacteria. Massage into Feet!
NINGXIA RED JUICE ? Proven by Brunswick Labs to be highest Antioxidant Food anywhere! Contains high levels of Ellagic Acid?Studied for its effect on Cancer Cells at Hollings Cancer Institute at University of North Carolina. One Ounce a Day may help keep doctors away!
INNER DEFENSE — Energizes the Immune System and systemic defenses. Powerful Essential Oil combination of Thieves, Oregano and Thyme. I always keep a couple of bottles of this on hand to take at the first sign of cold symptoms. I have lost count of the number of times it has resolved a cold overnight.
THIEVES WATERLESS HAND PURIFIER — An all natural hand cleanser containing powerful antimicrobial oils such as Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon and Rosemary.
A few more suggestions to save the day.
Cleansing Agent – Purification helps calm minor insect bites, cuts, and scrapes.
Minor Burns – Lavender and LavaDerm are the best essential oil for calming minor burns. I always keep a bottle of lavender in the kitchen and in my purse.
Pain Relief – Helichrysum, Copaiba, Deep Relief Roll-On. I keep Deep Relief Roll-On on the nightstand and apply behind the ears down the carotid arteries and spine to nourish muscles, nerves, and preserve neck and spinal health.
The quality of the essential oil matters whether you are applying them to humans or animals. For example, Young Living Essential Oils are the only essential oils that are safe to apply to cats so when others tell you not to use their oils on cats, they are right. You may not see the expected therapeutic results unless you are using 100% therapeutic grade oils.
Essential oils are so versatile and empowering. I can’t imagine life without them.
I look forward to hearing what you find.
To Our Outreach October,
I love how social media answers questions. Thanks Faye!