Do you have a first aid kit in your home or car? First aid kits are great to have on hand for when the occasion presents a need. But, wouldn’t you want to have your essential oils available as well? The Oils to the Rescue First Aid Kit combines the supplies you need in a standard first aid kit and lets you customize the essential oils and essential oil products that you want to have on hand for your emergencies.
Recommended Essential Oils
If you aren’t sure what oils to include in your kit, try starting with some of these emergency essential oils:
|Cuts and Scrapes
|Insect Bites and Stings
Cleansing Blend (backs ticks out)
(Spray bottle, water,
You can purchase a card with this information to include in your first aid kit so you know what to do with the oils when the emergency arises.
The Oils to the Rescue First Aid Kit includes 4 large slots that fit 2 oz. size bottles and 6 small slots that fit 15 ml essential oil bottles.
Recommended Additional First Aid Items:
Other suggestions for helpful products to add include the following:
- Nasal Sprays
- Sunscreen (in a lotion tottle)
- Lotion (in a lotion tottle)
- Hand Sanitizer
- First Aid Coconut Oil Soothing Balm (see recipe below)
- Essential Oil Carrier Stick to help dilute essential oils for topical application if needed
- Burn Spray (spray bottle, water, essential oil emulsifier (optional), lavender, peppermint, melaleuca)
- Nasal Inhalers with additional oils to inhale
- Lip Balm
- Roll-on Bottles with pre-made blends (diluted with fractionated coconut oil)
First Aid Coconut Oil Soothing Balm Recipe
This soothing balm is specially formulated to have antiseptic, antimicrobial, analgesic (pain-relieving), and antibacterial properties. It soothes and moisturizes the skin and works well for first aid injuries, including children’s boo-boos.
This recipe yields 6 oz. so if you use 2 oz. salve containers, you can keep one at home, one in a tote for on-the-go, and give the third to a friend. As an alternative, you could host a make-and-take class and send your attendees home with their own 1/4 oz. salve jar of balm.
First Aid Coconut Oil Soothing Balm
- 4 Tbsp. Beeswax Pellets
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 15 drops melaleuca essential oil
- 12 drops frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 1 Tbsp. witch hazel
- 3 Salve Containers (2 oz. size)
- Melt the beeswax in a double boiler.
- Once the beeswax is melted add the coconut oil. Carefully remove from heat once melted together. Slowly add the melaleuca, frankincense, and lavender essential oils.
- Slowly add the witch hazel to the mixture and use a hand blender to mix it in. Blend on high for a few seconds until the cream is well incorporated.
- Spoon the cooled cream into sealable glass containers, and it’s ready to use. It should go on smooth, and you can expect a more waxy and balm-like texture. To avoid contaminating the cream, try not to touch it directly with your hands; use a cotton swab or clean tissue to apply it to skin. This keeps any stray bacteria that might be on your hands out of your helpful cream.
What would you include in your first aid kit? Comment below!