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Published on August 30th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle


Make a Natural First Aid Kit

lavender plants

Lavender plants

2. Essential Oils

Two essential oils are so useful they could probably make up the whole kit on their own. Tea Tree and Lavender can both be applied neat, without a carrier oil, and should be used sparingly. Both are antiseptic  in addition to antimicrobial and antibacterial. Lavender offers a cooling effect making it an optimal choice for first and, sometimes, second-degree burns. When using either oil, it’s best to buy from local organic farmers whom you trust. In urban communities, find a reputable health food store or herbalist for quality oils. Remember, a little goes a long way so one drop should suffice for most wounds.

{cc photo courtesy of Iakobos on Flickr}

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Vivian Nelson Melle is a writer and life coach helping individuals, families, and businesses thrive. She supports small businesses especially in the areas of Green Living, Health, and Wellness. She can be found at and

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