A few weeks ago I wrote about the properties and uses of essential oils, and note that some, in social networks began to ask if they can be used for wounds, or as alternatives to disinfect. For that reason today I will talk about my first aid kit which has essential oils.
Each essential oil has its own properties and benefits, so pay attention, and discover which essential oil will be useful for your first aid kit. My aromatherapy kit I take with me every time I go for a walk or a trip is practical to take.
To disinfect wounds you can use the following essential oils:
Essential Oil of Lemon (Citrus lemon): For its antiseptic and disinfectant power, with antioxidant capacity and rich in vitamin C, which helps in the production of collagen, improves skin tone and helps in the elimination of scars. In addition to being ideal to prevent infections, kill microbes. It raises the defenses and avoids the contagion of aerial diseases.
Essential oil of Palo Santo: the essential oil of palo santo is one of the oils that I use and carry with me frequently, El Palo Santo has a high amount of Limonene that serves as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal. This serves to treat minor injuries and skin rashes that appear on the skin. Provides a gentle natural exfoliation. Contains vitamin E for external nutrition of the skin.
Essential oils to relieve pain
Mint essential oil: The essential oil of mint (Mentha piperita) has in its composition active ingredients such as menthol, carvacrol, limonene or mentene. With analgesic effect can help to relieve pain in cases of bumps, bruises, muscle aches, sprains, strains, migraine, herpes. Relieves nausea, car sickness, indigestion.
Lavender essential oil: It is a versatile oil that can never be lacking. Fight against infections, with great effect against fungi that act on the skin. With properties on the healing of wounds and cuts because it helps the stimulation of new tissue growth. Calms the nervous system, relaxes. Help in tension headaches.
Essential oils for skin irritations:
Chamomile essential oil: has many properties, including bactericidal and fungicidal properties. It is suitable to treat skin abnormalities. It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, ideal for muscular and joint problems. It also has relaxing effects, it is applied to tension-related headache and is a good sleep repair. It is very good for dry skin, it is very useful in cases of dermatitis, even acne