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Spring is just around the corner! After a long, cold winter, I am looking forward to new things and new beginnings. Spring reminds me to review all aspects of improving my health and well-being.
Different seasons of the year require different uses of essential oils. As we spend more time outdoors, scrapes and cuts, sunburn, and insect bites are just some of the things to think about for spring.
Included in my plan is my first aid kit for spring and summer. An essential oil first aid kit can be very useful to help with many maladies. I like to prepare it ahead of time so I am prepared. It is very easy to carry this first aid kit with us at all times.
Let’s look at essential oils for repelling insects and helping
with the insect bites that occur. Insects are repelled by the following
essential oils: cajeput, cedarwood, cinnamon citronella, clove, eucalyptus
citriodora, geranium, lemongrass, patchouli, peppermint, and spearmint.
Minor cuts and wounds
Bruises and scrapes
(2) Add 10 drops lavender officinalis, 3 drops geranium, and 2 drops sandalwood to 30 ml aloe vera gel. Apply to sunburned area.
These recipes are for adult use. If you are using essential oils for children under 12 years of age, use one half the number of drops essential oil as you would for adults. For children under six years of age, the number of drops essential oil should be half the amount used for children.
When considering the purchase of essential oils, know who your supplier is. For your protection use essential oils that are chemotyped or EOBBD (Essential Oils Botanically and Biochemically Defined) Quality Assurance.
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