Summertime is wonderful but it can have its own special first aid concerns such as burns, bug bites and skin rashes. In my opinion, the following are a few “must haves” in your summer first aid kit:
Lavender – good for what bugs you – bites, skin rashes and sun burns. Lavender is gentle and can be used on the area of concern.
Geranium – its floral fragrance can uplift a mood however it is great for cuts and scrapes and will slow (or stop) bleeding from a minor cut or scrape.
Peppermint – is wonderful for its cooling sensation if you feel overheated – put a drop on the back of the neck with a cool cloth. It is also great to put on bruises to speed healing but NOT an open cut! Peppermint is a great comfort for sore muscles and fatigue.
The above oils are beneficial for those who are dealing with a diagnosis of cancer and looking for natural products for wellness.
More information: Essential Oils for Summer First Aid.