Top 10 Essential Oils for Health and Survival

Many practitioners of alternative medicine are now encouraging the use of essential oils for minor ailments such as wounds, insect bites, nausea, headaches, digestive disorders and more. This is not hocus pocus. We are talking about the use of pure essential oils from plants and flowers that adapt to nature organically. It is our opinion that essential oils will become an important line of defense that will insure our health and well-being over the long term.

A wonderful tidbit about EOs is that they don’t contain any fatty acids that can turn rancid or mold AND the environment of a pure EO is too tough for bacteria to grow in. Most essential oils will outlive you and I. There is no shelf life for pure plant essence with the exception of citrus EOs which should be replaced annually. This is a very special benefit and, an economical one!

When you invest in pure essential oils you’re providing your family a security and empowerment knowing that you can take care of most health needs efficiently, without side effects.

Be Safe, be Well!

Essential Oils for Health and Survival

Lavender: This is the Swiss Army knife of EOs. Heals burns, cuts, relieve insomnia, reduces stress, a powerful antihistamine, bug bites, bruises, sleep deprivation, inflammation, sunburn, lice. Soothing to skin irritations, earache and depression. Lavender is the number one essential oil to have in your survival kit, in fact I would keep two bottles.

Lemon:  Known for it’s cleansing ability. Add a few drops to water to purify (this was suggested in a seminar I attended but I have no proof, however, in dire circumstance, I would do it). Great for intestinal parasites, dissolves petrochemicals in your body, effective for colds and flu, helps digestive and liver work, gout, sore throat, disinfectant, antiseptic.

Peppermint:  Effective for nausea, digestive issues, allergies, menstrual problems, reduces fever, increase alertness, focus and oxygen absorption. Great for headaches, muscle aches. Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, use for shock, colds, colic and heartburn.

Oregano:  Effective in treating bacterial infections and yeast infections, relieves back and joint pain, inflammation, cold and flu, kills warts and skin tags, athlete’s foot, effective cleanse for GI health.

Melaleuca:  Can be used as a first aid ointment, useful for skin irritations, bug bites, athlete’s foot, eczema and psoriasis. Aids in immune function and supports against throat and respiratory pathogens, helps with slivers in the skin.

Helichrysum:  For painful bruising, sprains, swelling. Stems bleeding. Used to treat shock, help with broken bones, help with allergies, beneficial against infections and viruses. Excellent for wounds, speeds healing and reduces pain.

Myrrh:  Good for antiseptic needs, pain relief and swelling of cuts, wounds or bruises. Can be applied on open wounds. Stimulates the immune system and blood circulation, promotes tissue regeneration. Astringent and analgesic properties, eases coughing/tonsillitis and other infections.

Clove:  With antibiotic and analgesic properties Clove helps relieve toothaches, headaches, and other pain. Can be used to draw toxins and infections from the body. Aids in relieving nausea or constipation.

Frankincense:  Enhances the effects of other essential oils, reduces inflammation, relieves headaches, supports skin tissue recovery, soothe hyperactivity, restlessness, facilitates clarity and focus of mind. With it’s regenerative properties, Frankincense is important EO in all manner of emergency. Lemongrass Soothes sore and cramping muscles, naturally cleansing, warms feet in winter, an effective bug repellent.

Reviewed/posted by Dr. Russell

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