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Essential Oil First Aid

Bee stings: Apply a cold compress of Chamomile essential oil as long as possible and apply 1 drop of Chamomile essential oil neat three times a day for two days.

Wasp stings: Wasp stings are alkaline so treat with cider or wine vinegar (1 tsp) and add 2 drops each of Lavender essential oil and Chamomile essential oil. Mix up well and apply to the area three times a day.

Spiders: In a teaspoon of alcohol dilute 3 drops of Lavender essential oil and 2 drops of Chamomile essential oil. Blend well and apply to the area three times.

Plant Irritations: After encountering a stinging plant, immediately apply one drop of Lavender essential oil or Eucalyptus essential oil neat over the area and wash with cold water as soon as possible. After patting dry carefully apply another drop of Lavender essential oil.

Cuts and Wounds: In a small basin of warm water add 5 drops of Lavender essential oil and 2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil.Agitate well with your hand (to blend the oils into the water) and rinse the wound carefully. Pat dry and then put 3 drops of Lavender essential oil on a piece of gauze and place it over the cut. Change twice throughout the day and on the third day expose the wound to air if possible.

Disinfectant Wash: Lavender essential oil (10 drops), Thyme essential oil (20 drops) and Eucalyptus essential oil (10 drops). Blend together and keep to use in the same manner as the wash for cuts and wounds (use 5-7 drops of blend). Follow with application of Lavender essential oil.

*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*

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