The Best Essential Oils for Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

Lemon: A powerful cleansing agent that cleans surfaces, Lemon essential oil is a must-have for your emergency preparedness kit. Its properties also offer digestive benefits when taken internally. To take advantage of the surface cleansing power of Lemon, add a few drops to a small glass bottle with water to help keep things clean.
Other Uses: When added to water, Lemon provides a refreshing and healthy boost throughout the day.* Lemon is frequently added to food to enhance the flavor of desserts and main dishes. Taken internally, Lemon provides cleansing and digestive benefits. When diffused, Lemon has an uplifting aroma.

Frankincense: the king of oils is one that many people can’t live without. Not only is Frankincense soothing to the skin, but it also supports healthy cellular function when taken internally.
Other uses:
Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
Apply topically to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Tea Tree: You’ find there are dozens of uses for Tea Tree, but one of the most important things it’ll do for you is help your skin. You can use Tea Tree essential oil topically to soothe irritated skin.

Other Uses
For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Tea Tree essential oil onto affected area.
Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.
Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keep nails looking healthy.
Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces as a cleansing and purifying agent.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Lavender: Lavender essential oil has dozens of potential uses that will come in handy when you’re dealing with an emergency situation. When taken internally it can help soothe and calm the mind.
Other Uses:
Add a few drops of Lavender to pillows, bedding, or bottoms of feet at bedtime.
Keep a bottle of Lavender on hand to soothe occasional skin irritations.
Freshen your linen closet, mattress, car, or the air by combining Lavender with water in a spray bottle.
Take internally to help soothe and relax the mind.
Use in cooking to soften citrus flavors and add a flavorful twist to marinades, baked goods, and desserts.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Peppermint: In an emergency, Peppermint is like your Swiss Army knife of essential oils. The fresh, minty taste and aroma make it perfect for oral hygiene. When ingested, Peppermint can promote healthy respiratory function and clear breathing. It’s also known for promoting a healthy digestive system and coothing occasional stomach upset. Peppermint oil can even naturally repel bugs.

Other Uses:
Use a drop of Peppermint oil with Lemon oil in water for a healthy, refreshing mouth rinse.
Take one to two drops of Peppermint essential oil in a Veggie Capsule to alleviate occasional stomach upset.*
Add a drop of peppermint essential oil to your favorite smoothie recipe for a refreshing twist.
Place one drop of Peppermint essential oil in the palm of hand with one drop Wild Orange oil and one drop Frankincense oil and inhale for a mid-day pick-me-up.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

On Guard: With Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils, On Guard Protective Blend provides a natural, effective alternative for immune support when used internally. Not matter what kind of emergency you find yourself in, your immune system is you body’s first line of defense and should be a priority.

Other Uses:
Add two to three drops in a veggie capsule for an immune boost.*
Add to water for an effective all-purpose surface cleaner.
Soak sliced apples in water and a few drops for a healthy, immune-boosting snack.*
Combine a few drops of doTERRA On Guard with Fractionated Coconut Oil for a natural hand cleanser.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Purify: Purify Cleansing Blend is particularly useful for purifying and eliminating odors. Purify can help refresh your clothes, dishes, surfaces, and other items, while keeping mucky, undesirable smells at bay.
Other Uses:
Diffuse to purify and freshen the air.
Freshen smaller rooms (or a car) by placing a few drops of Purify Cleansing Blend on a cotton ball and putting it into the air vent.
Add five drops to a small spray bottle with water and use to wipe down countertops.
Use to soothe away irritations from bug bites.
Add a few drops to the rinse cycle when doing laundry to help eliminate odor.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Fractionated Coconut Oil: It’s a good idea to make sure you have a carrier oil for dilution. Fractionated Coconut oil is a great option because unlike other carrier oils, it doesn’t oxidize as quickly.

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