The world can be a tough and dangerous place. It is not as though as we intentionally try to live more dangerous, it just kind of… happens.
We have seen more than enough natural disasters over the past decade just to realize that none of us is immune and Mother Nature is not as selective. There are numerous other crazy-scary events which occur not to be natural. Sickness, nuclear meltdowns, civil unrest, war – all these things are a part of our sphere of reality.
Rather than feeling fear when you thought of these frightening and disruptive events, you prepare! This is not unintentionally.
Being prepared must be intentional and purposeful. It does not happen by chance and it does not happen without even a little bit of work coupled with resources, thought and time. What about the payback? Well, the payback is that if a sometimes disaster comes along you will be ready and able to take care of your family and yourself. It is your own life.
Think about the health needs of your family, and ask yourself the following questions…
1. What would you do if one of your children is experiencing an asthma attack and you could not find the inhaler?
2. What would you do if someone in your family has developed a certain bacterial infection and there is no medical help available?
3. What would you do in case of a really bad toothache and you do not have an access to a dentist?
4. How would you handle the anxiety and stress associated with some natural disaster, economic crisis or man-made disaster?
All these questions bring us to today’s article topic. We are about to present a big list of essential oils which can help you in, sort of, survival situations, together long with suggested uses.
Essential oils for health and survival
This is practically the Swiss Army knife of essential oils. It relieve insomnia, reduces stress, heals cuts bug bites, bruises, sunburn, and burns. It is also a powerful antihistamine, sleep deprivation, inflammation, and gets rid of lice. It is great for soothing earache, skin irritations and depression. Lavender is the oil which you have in your survival kit. As a matter of fact, we would keep two bottles of it.
Lemon is well known for its cleansing properties. You just need to add a few lemon drops in some water in order to purify it (this was suggested in a seminar I attended but I have no proof, however, in dire circumstance, I would do it). Lemon is great for treating intestinal parasites; it dissolves petrochemicals in your body.
This amazing fruit is also very effective when it comes to dealing with colds and flu, improves the digestive system and liver’s work, treats gout, sore throat and is great and antiseptic.
This plant is effective against digestive issues, menstrual problems, allergies, nausea, and it can help when it comes to increasing alertness, reducing fever, focusing and oxygen absorption. Lemon is great for headaches and muscle aches as well. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and you can use it for heartburn, colds, colic and shock.
Oregano is effective for treating yeast and bacterial infections, relieves joint and back pain, inflammation, flu and cold, kills skin tags and warts and is great against athlete’s foot. This spice is also great for gastrointestinal health.
This plant-oil can be used as a first aid ointment but it also very useful against bug bites, skin irritations, athlete’s foot, eczema and psoriasis. Melaleuca can help with slivers in the skin and is great aid in immune function and support against respiratory and throat pathogens.
This kind of oil, which stems bleeding, can be used for painful bruising, sprains and swelling. It is also used for treating shock, helps with broken bones. It is beneficial against allergies, viruses and infections. Helichrysum is excellent for treating wounds because it reduces pain and speeds healing.
Good for pain relief, antiseptic needs and swelling, bruises and/or wounds caused by cuts. Myrth can be applied directly onto open wounds. It also stimulates the whole immune system, circulation and promotes regeneration of the tissues. This plant has analgesic and astringent properties, eases tonsillitis/ coughing and other types of infections.
With its analgesic and antibiotic properties, clove can help when it comes to relieving headaches, toothaches and other kinds of pain. It can be used to eject infections and toxins from the body. Clove can contribute in relieving constipation or nausea.
Improves other essential oils’ effects, relieves headaches, reduces inflammation, supports recovery on the skin tissue, soothes hyperactivity, restlessness and facilitates focus of mind and clarity. With its regenerative properties, frankincense is important essential oil in every kind of emergency.
Soothes cramping and sore muscles, is a natural cleanser, warms feet during cold periods and is an effective bug repellent.
The final word
Many alternative medicine practitioners are now encouraging essential oils’ use for minor ailments such as insect bites, wounds, digestive disorders, headaches, nausea and more.
This is not “just another article”. We are talking about using pure essential oils from flowers and plants which are organically adapted to nature. It is our own opinion essential oils will become very important line of defense which will insure long term well-being and health.
A wonderful tidbit about essential oils is that they do not contain fatty acids which can turn rancid. The environment of a pure essential oil is too tough for any kind of bacteria to grow in.
Most EOs will outlive you and me. Pure plant essence does not have shelf life, with the exception of citrus essential oils, which should be replaced every year. This is one great special benefit and, of course, an economical one!
When you are investing in pure essential oils, you are providing for you and your family an empowerment and security knowing that these oils can take care of most health needs, without side effects.
Be Safe, be Well!
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