If you’ve been hearing about powerful essential oils and wondering what they do, you’ll love learning how they’ll help you out in a survival situation.
More and more preppers are looking for healthy, effective alternatives to modern medicine. And this makes sense, since there’s no guarantee we’ll be able to take advantage of these conveniences once SHTF.
In fact, I can basically promise you that when a major emergency happens, people will be flocking to grocery stores and doctor’s offices, taking anything and everything they can find off the shelves. And you can bet the pharmacy section will be the first to go.
As an alternative, many people have been looking to essential oils for support. These natural liquids have been a godsend for many, seeing as certain ones have been shown to help combat infection, defeat cancer, and lessen chronic pain.
Preppers are stocking up on essential oils to help give them their best chance at survival. However, it’s important to know that not all oils are equal, and not all have the same medicinal properties.
And, considering that there are hundreds of oils on the market, you’ll need to know which ones you should get to benefit you most in an emergency.
There’s a lot of options to sift through – which is why I want to talk about seven essential oils I can practically guarantee you’ll need in an upcoming crisis.
Without further ado, I want to introduce you to these…
Powerful Essential Oils For Crisis Survival
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon oil is great for cleansing, and is known for its ability to rid your body of parasites living in your intestines. It’s also excellent for aiding both your liver and your digestion, and can even dissolve petrochemicals that have been building up in the body.
In addition, there’s no denying that your hygiene will likely suffer when an emergency situation occurs. But, with a bottle of lemon essential oil by your side, this handy liquid can help keep you healthy for longer periods of time.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Mold can be a real killer, which is why you’ll want to have eucalyptus oil in your bug out bag. That’s because eucalyptus oil is effective at killing mold. It also works to remove odors in the room, and even helps those suffering from airborne allergies.
Asthma sufferers may also feel relief using this oil. That’s because eucalyptus oil widens blood vessels, allowing oxygen to flow more freely throughout the body.
Good news – eucalyptus oil is also effective at treating wounds. Australian aborigines have been using this oil for years because of its unique healing properties.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree oil is a must-have for first-aid kits, as it is effective for both killing germs and preventing more from spreading. Therefore, rubbing this oil on cuts can help you from getting an infection.
Tea tree oil is also very beneficial for helping relieve respiratory issues, as well as for killing off mildew and mold. In fact, it’s so effective it can even help sufferers of bronchitis, sinus infections and airborne allergies find relief.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint oil is one of the most versatile essential oils to have in your arsenal. For one, it helps treat allergy symptoms – all you have to do is apply it to the affected area.
It’s also great for increasing your ability to focus and stay alert, which is crucial for a survival situation. It even aids in oxygen absorption, allowing you to maintain these attentive states for longer periods of time.
Not only that, peppermint oil is also great for helping treat heartburn, constipation, and bloating.
If that weren’t enough, peppermint oil has also been shown to be very effective at repelling invasive pests such as mice, ants, and spiders. Whether you’re using it in your home or your survival garden, you can use peppermint oil to help keep these pesky invaders at bay.
Oregano Essential Oil
You may recognize oregano from your pasta sauce recipes. However, it has tons of health benefits you likely don’t know about (yet).
Oregano oil has antiviral properties that are so effective that some believe it’s even more powerful than certain drugs found in your local pharmacy. It’s also helpful at boosting your immune system, making it a helpful treatment for those suffering from AIDS and HIV.
Oregano oil is also beneficial for healing the outside of the body. Applying it to the skin can help treat skin tags, athlete’s foot, warts, and even back & joint pain.
Lavender Essential Oil
This is one of the most popular essential oils out there. That’s because it smells wonderful, and it helps to relax the body and mind (crucial for an SHTF situation).
Lavender is also very effective at healing cuts and scrapes, reducing inflammation, and giving allergy sufferers some much needed relief.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense is a powerhouse of an essential oil. That’s because it helps boost the effects of other essential oils when you pair them together.
It’s also great on its own. For instance, it decreases inflammation and relaxes the body, enhancing your mood and lessening your stress. And, since it works to reduce (or eliminate) depression, it’s practically a guarantee you’ll want this essential oil with you under the stress of an SHTF situation.
How To Use Essential Oils
One of the first things you’ll need to learn about when dealing with essential oils are “carrier oils.” These help spread essential oils onto your skin more effectively, and ensure you get the same health benefits using less of the oil. Here’s a short video that explains this:
Diffusing essential oils is also a great way to gain the health benefits they generate by breathing them into your body. Not to mention, diffusing essential oils helps make the room smell fresh and clean, and can help remove bacteria in the air. Check out the video below to learn more.
Making Your Own Essential Oils
Want to learn how to make your own essential oils at home? Check out this video for a great recipe.