Herbal First Aide

Aloe: apply Fresh gel from cut leaves to minor cuts, scalds and sunburn.

Garlic: Rub the Highly antiseptic cloves on acne, infected pimples. Use crushed to draw corns. Also used to aid against sinus headache.

Ginger: Chew crystallized to ease nausea or prevent motion sickness.

Yarrow: for wounds or nosebleeds

Wild geranium or herb Robert: to stop bleeding.

Fresh Plantain, lemon balm or onion slice: To relieve insect bites.

Herbal Teas: Chamomile flowers for shock and nervous upsets. Lavender for headaches. Fennel or peppermint for indigestion.

Herbal remedies to purchase or Make:

Lavender oil: Add 2 to 3 drops to a teaspoon of carrier oil. Massage the nape of the neck and temples at the first sign of a headache. Use the same mix to relieve minor cuts and burns.

Tea tree oil: highly antiseptic and anti fungal.

Distilled witch hazel: for miner cuts and sunburn. Great for bruises and sprains, keep an ice cube tray in the freezer clearly marked of witch hazel. To keep the freshest, after frozen put the whole tray in a large zip lock bag.

Chickweed cream: to draw stubborn splinters, Boils and insect bites.

Comfrey ointment: To speed healing of clean cuts by encouraging cell growth.

Arnica 6x Tablets: For shock or accident to settle upset.

Lemon Balm Oil: to relieve insect bites and also use to keep insects away.

Marigold oil: use on scraps and athletes foot.

First Aid Kit

A little first aid kit to have on hand for the little accidents that happen. Also good to one in the car for when you take the little ones to the park.

You will need;
Lavender essential oil
Tea tree essential oil
Witch Hazel, small bottle
bottle of water
cotton balls, cotton pads, roll of glaze, tape, small scissors, tweezers, needles, matches, and a few empty film canisters, also some cotton swabs, a box of assorted size band aides and a plastic zip bag or a small plastic box to put all this in.

The matches are for sterilizing the needle if you need to pick a splinter out. And the film canisters are for storing the needle and for mixing in if needed.

Clean the area well with 5 drops of lavender diluted in a bowl of warm water. Apply one neat drop of lavender ad leave to heal.

Bathe the area with warm water(2 cups) to which you have added the following;
5 drops lavender oil
2 drops tea tree oil
Put 3 drops of lavender oil on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut. Renew it twice a day and expose the cut or wound to air on the third day if possible.

Apply neat 1 drop of lavender and 1 drop tea tree. Pat in thoroughly but carefully.

Put 1 neat drop of lavender oil onto the blister and then hold and ice cube on the blister for ten minutes. Cover wit a piece of clean dry gauze. Repeat 3 times a day. Tea tree oil also can be used.

Pour witch hazel into a film canister and add 1 drop of lavender oil, soak a cotton pad and bathe the bruise.

In a film canister put 2 teaspoon witch hazel, 2 drops lavender, and 2 teaspoons of cold water mix and soak 2 cotton pads, close eyes and apply pads to eyelids.

Undo any tight fitting clothing and raise the legs higher then the head.
Hold an open bottle of lavender oil under the persons nose.

Put 1 drop of lavender oil in a brown paper bag and hold over your nose and mouth. Breathe in deeply and slowly through your nose.

Remove the stinger if applicable and apply 1 neat drop of lavender oil to the site.

Room Spray for Colds
1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
6 drops Bergamot
8 drops Lemon
1 oz. of water
Mix together and mist the room, helps kill germs in the air.

Virus Buster Spritzer
These three essential oils are said to kill hundreds of airborne viruses and bacteria. Just spritz your home, office, hospital room, classroom, etc., and feel the difference.
1/2 tsp. Bergamot Essential Oil
1/2 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1/2 tsp. Lavender Essential Oil
Put essential oils in a 4 oz spritzer bottle and fill with 1 oz. vodka and 3 oz. distilled water. Shake and use. You can vary the oil amounts to get just the right scent for you! Enjoy!