What do you have in your family's First Aid Kit?Our family doesn’t have the “normal” first aid kit with medications. We use natural products first and normally do not need medical attention. Please know that if we need a Dr. or medical attention we would go. We just haven’t had that issue in our family very often. Using pure essential oils that can be ingested we can take care of almost every health issue that comes up!

The following items are what I would suggest in your family’s first aid kit. Along with bandaids, gauze pads, tape, Dead Sea Salts and gloves I have these essential oils in my first aid kit.  All can be purchased from

Eucalyptus radiate, Ravensara, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Oregano, Peppermint, Ravensara, Tea Tree, Thyme thymol, and blends called Defend and Digest.

Eucalyptus radiate, Lavender, Ravensara and Tea Tree are all safe for children and the elderly. You can even use them on infants if you dilute them with a carrier oil. Carrier oils are oils like extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil, grapeseed oil, etc.

First for bleeding you can use almost any oil to help clot the blood. Use Tea Tree to keep the bacteria out. Lavender will heal quickly. Keep applying a drop or two of each essential oil several times daily. If there is infection use a drop of Oregano with 9 drops of carrier oil.

Bruising will be helped by Peppermint, Helichrysum and Lavender. Put a drop on the bruise every 15 minutes and rub in. Do this for an hour then cut it back to twice the next hour. You should see a big difference at this time. Use again every few hours until it’s gone.

Calming someone when they are stressed is critical when an emergency happens. Lavender will do this by just smelling it. You can put a drop or two on their neck so it can be smelled more often. Lavender may also drop the high blood pressure associate with an emergency.

Eucalyptus radiate can help to bring down a fever. Please be careful to not bring it down too fast. Put a drop on the back of the neck and put the person in a tepid ( a few degrees above normal body temp) bath or place a washcloth on the back of the neck. Lavender will also keep the person calm.

Ravensara is wonderful for anything associated with the lungs. Pneumonia, asthma, etc. may be helped by rubbing a few drops of Ravensara on the lungs or back or on the balls of one’s feet. Do this several times per day.

If a loved one has shingles use Ravensara on the spine, then add Lavender. Both of these can help get rid of the terrible sores.

Helichrysum is THE nerve oil. Anytime a nerve is pinches or damaged put a drop or two of Helichrysum on it and rub it in. You may notice a difference within a few seconds.

Does anyone have a stomach ache or heartburn? Rub a drop or two of Digest on their stomach to help get rid of the pain.

If you have a bacteria in your body rub a drop of Thyme thymol on the bottom of your feet once daily for no more than ten days. The infection will more than likely be gone after this time.

To help keep your immune system healthy use Restored Health’s blend Defend on your feet daily.

Frankincense is highly anti-biotic and good for depression. For depression put a drop under your tongue, swish it around and swallow. Use up to six times per day as needed.