Essential Oils For Use In A Disaster When There Are No Available Doctors
When Mother Nature created diseases, she also created the cure.
We live on the Key Peninsula in Washington State. We have attended several emergency preparedness training sessions sponsored by the Pierce County Emergency Command Center. In that training, we have been warned over and over that because of the remote area we live in and the proximity of two very large cities, if there is a major disaster like an earthquake we should not expect to see any first responders for at least 4 or 5 weeks, not even if your arm is cut off. That is because all the fire, police and other first responders will be pulled into the bigger cities where most of the injured people are. For that reason we have become very interested in alternative medicine. We feel like for the sake of our family we need to find a way to be able to take care of basic first aid needs in a disaster where there are no doctors or medicine available for extended periods of time. We are seeing disasters all over the country now where people are without electrical power for days and sometimes weeks. In some of the recent impending disasters the local officials have warned people to try to get at least a 3 day supply of food and water. But no one seems to mention medical supplies. That would seem to be pretty critical if you are stranded by flood or other impairment and have a serious injury. Because of that we have tried to get first aid training as well as medical supplies in addition to just food and water. We feel we need to be as self-sufficient as possible and able to better survive any upcoming situation where we are on our own for a few days or even weeks.
Here is a list of some of the main medicinal essential oils that we have found that can be used in a disaster when there are no doctors or first responders to help you with basic first aid needs. These Essential Oils are for your long term emergency preparedness first aid kit.
(Note: This list of the essential oils we suggest for your emergency preparedness first aid kit are listed in alphabetical order not the order of importance)
NOTE: None of the statements on this web page have been evaluated
by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
GUIDELINES FOR THE SAFE USE OF
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.
1. Always keep a bottle of V-6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage
Oil Base or any pure vegetable oil handy when using essential
oils. Vegetable oils dilute essential oils if they cause discomfort
or skin irritation.
2. Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store
them in a cool location away from light. If stored properly,
essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.
3. Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat them
as you would any product for therapeutic use.
4. Do not use essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint)
on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months of
5. Direct sunlight and essential oils. Lemon, bergamot, orange,
grapefruit, tangerine, White Angelica and other citrus oils
may cause a rash or darker pigmentation if applied to skin
exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays with 3 to 4 days of
6. Keep essential oils away from eye area and do not put
into ears. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes with essential
oils on fingers. Oils with high phenol content – oregano,
helichrysum, cinnamon, thyme, clove. Lemongrass, bergamot,
Thieves and ImmuPower – may damage contacts and irritate
7. Pregnant women should consult their health care professional
before using essential oils containing constituents with hormone-like
activity, such as clary sage, sage, Idaho tansy, juniper and
8. Epileptics and those with high blood pressure should consult
their health care professional before using essential oils.
Avoid using hyssop, fennel and Idaho tansy oils.
9. People with allergies should test a small amount of oil
on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the
arm, before applying the oil on other areas. The bottom of
the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use
10. Before taking GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) essential
oils internally, always dilute with an oil-soluble liquid
like honey, olive oil or soy milk.
11. Do not add undiluted essential oils directly to bath
water. Use Bath Gel Base as a dispersing agent for oils in
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intended for educational purposes only. These statements have
not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These
products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent
any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness or
injury should consult with a physician. THESE SUGGESTED USES
APPLY ONLY TO THE USE OF THERAPEUTIC GRADE, YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS.
*Young Living is not endorsing the content of the above research.
Young Living provides it for informational purposes only. Always
follow the usage directions given on Young Living product labels.
It is best to apply the oils to your feet. The pours in the skin on your feet are larger than anywhere else on you body. That lets the oils absorb into your system faster.
We have been told that in a large earthquake (i.e. 8.0 or more) that there is a good possibility that the Tacoma Narrows Bridge could fall. That would leave the Peninsula pretty much cut off except for one road down past Olympia up through Shelton. That would greatly hamper resupply or emergency help to the area.
Fox Island is truly an island and if that bridge were to go down in an earthquake they would be left to using boats, or aircraft to get resupplied or receiving emergency help.
Vashon Island is already a island accessible only by ferry. If the ferry terminal was to be damaged in an earthquake they would be left to resupply by air or small boat. They already only have access to emergency care at a hospital by helicopter. In a major earthquake where those aircraft are no longer available, people on Vashon Island could pretty much be on their own medically for several weeks.
THE MORE PEOPLE WE HELP PREPARE NOW, THE LESS PEOPLE WE WILL HAVE TO HELP IN AN A DISASTER!!!!
This web page was crated by independent Young
Living Distributors Chris Anderson (1145) and Cordell Vail(49560)
The information provided on this web page is for educational purposes only.
The information is not intended to diagnose, treat or prescribe.
It is the responsibility of the reader to address your own health needs with your
physician and seek professional help when you feel it is needed.
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