Do you have a first aid kit in your home or car? First aid kits are great to have on hand when a little emergency presents itself. But wouldn’t you want to have your essential oils available too? The Oils to the Rescue First Aid Kit combines the basic supplies you need in a standard first aid kit. It also allows space for adding essential oils and customized products that you’ve prepared for common ailments and injuries.
Recommended Essential Oils
If you aren’t sure which oils to include in your kit, try 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 keep in your kit. Then you’ll know what to do with the oils when an emergency arises.
Recommended Additional First Aid Items
Other suggestions of helpful products:
- 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 (DIY recipe)
- Burn spray (spray bottle, water, lavender, peppermint, melalueca, and optional essential oil emulsifier)
- Nasal inhalers with additional oils to inhale
- Lip balm
- Roll-on bottles with premade 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 all 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, take one on-the-go, and give one to a friend. Or, you could host a make & take class and send your attendees home with their own 1/4 oz. salve jar of balm.
[recipe title=”First Aid Coconut Oil Soothing Balm” servings=”Yield=6 oz.” time=”10 minutes active” difficulty=”Easy”]
- 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. Remove from heat when melted, and add the melaleuca, frankincense, and lavender essential oils.
- Slowly add witch hazel to the mixture, using a hand blender to combine. Blend on high for a few seconds until well incorporated.
- Spoon the cooled cream into sealable glass containers. The salve is ready to use. It should go on smooth, and you can expect a waxy, balm-like texture. To avoid contaminating the cream with stray bacteria, try not to touch it directly with your hands. Instead, use a cotton swab or clean tissue to apply it to a wound.
What would you include in your first aid kit? Comment below.