Five Kid-Friendly First-Aid Recipes

Parenting isn’t for the weak. Childhood is fraught with bumps, bruises, injuries, and illness. But the savvy and well-equipped parent can handle many of the situations that require first-aid at home with the right remedies and knowledge from a book. Parents are the first responders for their child’s health and so they need to be prepared for these situations with a few must-have blends of essential oils. Essential oils are ideal options for child first-aid care because they are safe, effective, and easy to use.

Here are five DIY first-aid recipes to care for your child at home:

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BRUISE AWAY BLEND

Combine the following in a 10 mL roller bottle and shake well:

  • 4 drops – Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops – Spruce (Black) essential oil
  • 2 drops – Geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with your favorite carrier oil. FCO, aloe vera, grapeseed, sweet almond, and apricot are good choices.

How to use: Apply to the bump or bruise 3-5 times daily until healed.

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CUT HEALING BLEND

Combine the following in a 10 mL roller bottle:

  • 3 drops – Tea tree essential oil
  • 2 drops – Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops – Copaiba essential oil
  • 2 drops – Helichrysum essential oil
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with your favorite carrier oil. FCO, aloe vera, grapeseed, sweet almond, and apricot are good choices.

How to use: Cleanse the are with soap and water. Apply widely around the cut (applying directly to the cut may sting) 2-4 times daily until healed.

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IMMUNE-BOOSTING BLEND

Combine the following in a 10 mL roller bottle:

  • 4 drops – Tea Tree essential oil 
  • 2 drops – Thyme essential oil
  • 2 drops – Lemon essential oil
  • 2 drops – Lavender essential oil
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with your favorite carrier oil. FCO, aloe vera, grapeseed, sweet almond, and apricot are good choices.

How to use: Apply to the spine and bottoms of the feet 3-5 times daily until feeling better, and continue 1-3 times daily for three additional days.

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BREATHE EASIER BLEND

Combine the following in a 10 mL roller bottle:

  • 3 drops – Tea Tree essential oil
  • 3 drops – Balsam Fir essential oil
  • 2 drops – Myrtle essential oil
  • 1 drop – Cypress essential oil
  • 1 drop – Lavender essential oil
  • Fill the rest of the bottle with your favorite carrier oil. FCO, aloe vera, grapeseed, sweet almond, and apricot are good choices.

How to use: Apply to the chest and back every 30 minutes for the first four hours, then every two to four hours until recovered. Continue applying 1-3 times daily for an additional three days.

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BURN SOOTHING BLEND

Combine the following in a 2-ounce glass mister bottle:

  • 25 drops – Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops – Tea Tree essential oil
  • Fill the rest of the mister bottle with aloe vera juice.

How to use: Apply 1 drop of neat (undiluted) lavender (children ages 2 and up; use the mister bottle for younger children) to the affected area and then spray with the mister bottle. Spray the area with the mister bottle as needed throughout the day.

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