DIY First Aid and Wellness Kit

Wellness Kit

Many OTC medicines have an extensive list of ingredients. Are they really all necessary? What about side effects? All medicines are created to mimic natural alternative in a more convenient way to provide to general public. Over the counter drugs carry with them a danger of overdosing and prolonged use of these drugs are discouraged and can lead to further medical problems. For me and my family, using natural alternatives is a no brainer. I think there is a place for pharmaceutical drugs and all the other wonders modern medicine has to offer, but when it comes to everyday health I prefer a more natural route. I have created a First Aid and Wellness Kit that uses essential oils to promote health and well-being and nourishes our bodies when we are run down and fighting off illness. This article will share with you some tips and tricks for putting together your own Natural First Aid and Wellness Kit at home.

*Because each and every one of us are different our Wellness kits will also be unique based on individual needs. This list is for basic first aid and common ailments. 

Why You Should Have a Natural First Aid and Wellness Kit at home.

Have you ever stopped to think about the ingredients in medicine products? I became much more aware when I first became a mother. When my kids were babies there were several recalls on Children’s Tylenol and Motrin, every few months it seemed. The fact that there could be multiple recalls on the same medicine in a couple year period freaked me out. Especially when those reasons have included nauseating package odors, small glass or metal particles in liquid medicines and wrong levels of active ingredients (YIKES!). From then on I began to take a natural approach to our medicine. While herbs and essential oils are very potent, they are generally safe and can be used without worry. Below are some recipes that I have stocked in my natural wellness kit. I have one at home and a smaller travel kit for on-the go. You can watch my video about my travel kit here. To learn more about where to buy Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils click here.

Basic first aid kit:

Healing Salve– Fill Roll on bottle or small glass jar with coconut oil and 6-8 drops of either Lavender, Frankincense or a combination of both.

First Aid Spray– In a spray bottle add a teaspoon of sea-salt and 4 drops of Peace and calming and 6-8 drops of Thieves.

Ointment for Bruising & Swelling– Fill glass roll-on bottle with carrier oil and add 6 drops of PanAway.

Bug Spray– In a spray bottle add water with 8-10 drops of Purification.

Oils for Common Discomforts:

Essential oils are very effective in assisting with common ailments. By simply diffusing, applying topically or by rubbing on the bottom of the feet the oils can help support the body’s immune system naturally. Here is a list of common ailments and oils that many be helpful.

Head and sinus discomfort– Peppermint, Valor, PanAway

Itchy eyes, ears and throat– Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint

Feeling run down and under the weather– Thieves, Peppermint, Raven, Frankincense, Oregano, R.C., Purification

Irritated throat– Purification; Thieves

Sinus Congestion– Peppermint, Eucalyptus Blue, Thieves, R.C. Breathe Again,

Cough– Frankincense, R.C.

Ear discomfort (never inside ear! Either diffuse or rub around outside of ear)– Lavender, Peppermint, Purification, PanAway, Melaleuca Alternifolia,

Upset Stomach– Peppermint, DiGize

Rashy or irritated skin– Lavender, Peppermint, Stress Away, Peace and Calming.

Bladder discomfort– Oregano, Lemon, Thieves, Purification, DiGize, Melaleuca Alternafolia

Yeast imbalances– Melaleuca Alternifolia, Oregano, Thieves, Purification

Here is a video sneak peek into my Natural Wellness Kit.

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DIY Therapeutic Honey

DIY Therapeutic Honey

 

Many people are unaware that honey itself has healing properties and has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. I wrote about it awhile back and name honey as one of my medicine cabinet must haves. This post will share with you some recipes to make honey even more powerful by making your own therapeutic honey!

Healing Benefits of Honey

Honey is a superfood and has made my list of medicine cabinet must haves. According to Ayurvedic medicine raw honey is considered a medicine while heated honey is considered a slow poison. Honey in it’s natural form is complete with beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Honey that has been heated destroys the honey’s nutritional value and which creates cellular toxicity and and can lead to immune dysfunction. Most commercial honey has been processed and should be avoided completely. When purchasing raw honey it is important that it is labeled as Unfiltered, Unprocessed or Unpasteurized.

What is Manuka Honey?

Manuka honey is from Australia from bees that collect nectar from the flowers of the manuka bush. Researchers have found that manuka honey has many natural healing powers for everything such as wrinkles, acne, burns, cuts/scratches, acid reflux, ulcers and much more. It can be used both internally and external for its antibacterial properties. It can be found at many health food stores or purchased online here.

Manuka honey is not cheap which has probably been one of the main reasons I haven’t tried it yet. It has been on my mental grocery list but every time I see the price I think of how, fortunately, we are all in pretty good health and think of all the other yummy goodies I can get to cook instead.

I came across a great post over on Camp Wander- a recipe for DIY Manuka honey that I couldn’t wait to try. I recommend using pure therapeutic grade essential oils (where to buy) so that these medicinal honey recipes can be used either internally or externally.

Therapeutic Honey Recipes:

DIY Mock Manuka Honey Recipe from Camp Wander

  • Local organic raw honey- 4 ounces (where to buy)
  • Tea Tree (melaleuca alternafoila) essential oil- 1 drop
  • Frankincense essential oil- 2 drops
  • Lavender essential oil- 2 drops
This honey is great to externally for facials, wounds or skin problems as well as internally for sore throats, coughs and canker sores.
I would also like to share a recipe for a honey that I use quite often when we feel like we are getting a cold. Just taking a 1/2 teaspoon of this therapeutic honey is a great way to ward off germs and boost the immune system. It can also be applied topically to heal wounds such as bug bites, rashes, or scrapes/scratches.

Therapeutic Honey

  • Local organic raw honey- 4 ounces (where to buy)
  • Thieves essential oil- 3 drops

These easy to make medicinal honey recipes are easy to make and can be stored in your medicine cabinet for later use. Good local, raw organic honey never goes bad so you don’t have to worry about these products expiring!

 

DIY Therapeutic Honey

Using Essential Oils to Take Control of Health and Wellness

EO For wellness

In this industrialized world we live in toxins are all around us which can wreck havoc on our health and well-being. Limiting chemicals and boosting our immune system is vital to our wellness. It is possible to take control of our health by taking positive steps to nourish our bodies to function properly. This post will share information on how to use essential oils to take control of health and wellness.

What are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils are aromatic liquids that give each plant its unique fragrance such as a lemon or peppermint. These oils in their pure, unadulterated form can trigger responses in the physical body as well as the central nervous system when rubbed on the skin or inhaled. Because our sense of smell is our most emotional sense different fragrances can change mood, the ability to breath clearer and even digestion!

Many essential oils can be adulterated by companies to provide a cheaper product to unsuspecting consumers looking for a discount. Essential oils can be diluted with chemicals and benzyl alcohol. These constituents can be harmful and sometimes even toxic.

If you are simply looking for nice smells then most essential oils will do, but if you are interested in improving health and well-being then therapeutic essential oils are recommended and used by health professionals. Therapeutic grade essential oils work to promote balance and inspire the entire body. They work to enhance peace of mind, boost energy and improve mood. Click here to learn where to buy high grade therapeutic essential oils.

Essential Oils to Take Control of Health and Wellness:

Essential oils can be used for many physician, spiritual and emotional reasons. They can be used on just about anyone and even on pets. *With the exception of cats. There are cautions to take with them! Also some oils may not be suitable on infants and small children. 

  • Lemon- This oil is a powerful antioxidant and known for its ability to clean toxins from the body. It is uplifting to the body and the mind and can improve concentration. It makes a great addition to a natural first aid kit as it cleanse the wound and promote healing. A high grade therapeutic brand such as Young Living can be used as a dietary supplement, diffused or applied on chakras/vitaflex points.
  • Peppermint- This oil has been used for centuries for stomach problems and is great to have included in the medicine cabinet. It can be applied directly to the abdomen and temples to ease discomfort, diffused, or massaged into vitaflex point on the bottom of the foot. It is a great way to increase energy, improve concentration and alertness.
  • Lavender- This oil is an adaptogen meaning that it adapts to each person in a unique way based on the needs of the body. It has been used as a way to relax and wind down but also as a way to create stamina and energy. It is a great way to soothe cuts, burns and other skin irritations. It can also be used to freshen laundry or to enhance the flavor of foods.
  • Frankincense- This oil has been used by different cultures as a holy oil for religious ceremonies because of its ability to improve spiritual connection. It is a great oil to used when one needs the mind to be centered and to overcome stress and despair. It is also an important ingredient in skin care products for anti-aging and dry skin due to its rejuvenating properties. It can be used in a diffuser, applied directly to the skin or even rubbed on the bottom of the feet to release nervous energy.

Adding therapeutic grade essential oils can be a simple and empowering way to balance health and wellbeing for the entire family. If you are looking for non-toxic, chemical free alternative to health and wellbeing Essential Oils are the answer. You can learn more about essential oils in my FREE Essential Oils 101 e-course by signing up here. If you are interested in ordering therapeutic grade essential oils for you and your family I recommend the Premium Starter Kit as it is the best value and contains the oils listed above as well as 7  amazing blends, a diffuser and some other goodies! You can click here to learn how to get the oils.

Do you use essential oils? Which is your favorite and how do you use it?

Essential Oils for Wellness

 

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