My little essential health kits
Make sure these “must-haves” are always on hand!
To treat bruises, bumps and other contusions: helichrysum essential oil. For burns: Asian rosewood, spike lavender or true lavender essential oils. To soothe painful scrapes, a nosebleed or a bleeding wound, use geranium and cistus ladanifer essential oils. Fever can be treated with Eucalyptus radiata and niaouli essential oils. For headaches, use peppermint essential oil.
To relieve muscle pain (aches, cramps, muscle sprains, stiff neck, etc.) and joints (osteoarthritis, arthritis), and to aid muscle preparation and recovery, choose: wintergreen, lemon eucalyptus and rosemary camphor essential oils. They calm tendon and ligament shocks and inflammation (tendinitis, sprains). To alleviate pain from bruising and bumps in young (and old), daredevils go for Italian helichrysum. To soothe and treat blisters: choose cistus ladanifer essential oil.
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To relieve hay fever, irritable cough and sneezing: opt for two essential oils: tarragon and marjoram. To keep insects away and relieve pain from bites and stings, opt for lemongrass, lemon eucalyptus, Java citronella and geranium essential oils. If you suffer from heavy or swollen legs: turn to cypress, Atlas cedar, mastic tree, and (for a shot of added freshness) peppermint essential oils. To soothe sunburn and minor burns (including from barbecues): spike lavender, super lavandin or true lavender essential oils. Another essential oil – niaouli – will calm itching due to bites and stings, and soothe sunburn.
To fall asleep more easily and calm anxiety, try Roman chamomile, green mandarin, marjoram and petitgrain bigarade essential oils. For deep sleep and restful nights, choose palmarosa and Asian rosewood essential oils.
Use plants and Essential Oils with care. Before any use, read the information and precautions for use carefully. Extract from 48 essential oils which every home needs to be healthy, practical guide by Top Santé.