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My First Aid Or Personal Care Kit


Author: Deborah S.
Skill: Healer
Date: 04-28-2012
Views: 5,468
Word Count: 647
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 7182-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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Here's a list of what I take with me in my small essential oil case that I use for my first aid kit:

DiGize -- great for putting a couple of drops on my tongue for an upset stomach or diarrhea.

Frankincense -- one drop every now & then on a pre-cancerous skin lesion helps it fade. I also use Frankincense for meditation and contemplation practices.

Helichrysum -- I keep this on hand to stop bleeding. I've had a few experiences myself where I know this works and my daughter tried it on my 2-year old grandson. Stopped his lip from bleeding after he'd fallen and bit his lip. She put a couple of drops of Helichrysum on a Q-tip. She was amazed at how the bleeding stopped.

Lavender -- I add a couple of drops to my wash cloth when taking a shower or add a few drops to bath salts when soaking in the tub. I also put a couple of drops on the palms of my hands and then rub my hands over my pillow to help me relax and fall asleep -- especially when I'm on a trip and away from my own bed.

Peppermint -- I put a drop on my tongue to freshen my breath; put a couple of drops on the bottom of my feet to lower my body temperature; and I often just open the bottle to sniff to help clear my head and to make me feel more alert.

Raven & RC -- I usually use these two blends together -- a drop or two of each in my palm and then apply to the bottoms of the feet to help congestion from colds or allergies. Then it's nice to just hold my hands over my mouth and nose and breathe in the aroma -- breathing with my mouth open sometimes or just through the nose.

ImmuPower -- Whenever I feel my immune system could use extra support, I use ImmuPower blend.

Thieves -- Anytime I'm around others who have colds I make sure that I begin my mornings by putting a couple of drops of Thieves blend on the bottoms of my feet. AND, I end my day by doing the same thing before going to bed. If I notice even a slight cold symptom for myself, I use the Thieves blend on the bottom of my feet AND ingest a capsule by mouth. I used about 6-7 drops of Thieves blend along with 2-3 drops of Oregano in a veggie cap. I'll take one at night. Then, if I come down with a cold, I'll take 2 a day (am and pm).

Lemon & Grapefruit -- I alternate between using Lemon and Grapefruit essential oils in my water or ice tea. Very refreshing.

Valor -- This blend is often called "chiropractor in a bottle" and I've experienced the truth of this statement on a number of occasions. Now that the roll-ons are available, I can just roll the Valor on from the base of my neck down a bit and then from my sacrum upward. Then I lay down on my back and let my body adjust itself as best it can. Of course, this does not take the place of my chiropractor, but it does offer relief until I can see her.

Melrose -- I have used this blend to help relieve vaginal yeast infections or vaginitis by using a drop with aloe jelly and applying liberally.

Myrtle -- one or two drops in palms; brush palms together; then cup my hands over my eyes being VERY careful NOT to touch my eyes.

White Angelica -- I use this instead of perfume. A wonderful way to raise my vibration -- quite uplifting.

Lady Scalerol -- I also use this instead of perfume and have received many compliments.

Sacred Mountain -- I use this instead of perfume AND I use it in bath salts for relaxing soak baths.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: respiratory — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: respiratory — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: respiratory — "Foeniculum vulgare Mill, commonly called fennel, has been used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments related to digestive, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Additionally, it is also used as a galactagogue agent for lactating mothers.... Foeniculum vulgare has emerged as a good source of traditional medicine and it provides a noteworthy basis in pharmaceutical biology for the development/formulation of new drugs and future clinical uses."Link
4.Associated topics: respiratory — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: candida — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
6.Associated topics: immune-system — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
7.Associated topics: immune-system — "Immunomodulatory activity of frankincense oil: Biologically, the oil exhibited a strong immunostimulant activity (90% lymphocyte transformation) when assessed by a lymphocyte proliferation assay."Link
8.Associated topics: respiratory — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link

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