Friday, October 25, 2013


12 Days of Christmas Crafting: Revisited
Day 9 Giving the Gift of Health
by Christi R Pugh
for Nature’s Gift Inc.
Today we’re sharing which oils we most often reach for during the winter cold-cough-flu season.  These are oils we would not be without, so we are always prepared when illness hits our home.  (Not intended to replace professional medical advice or treatment.)
Putting together a small winter first aid kit to go-to delays treatment time, particularly when you have to wait for an order to arrive via mail.  I am assembling one for my parents, because I find it frustrating with them living about an hour away, when they come down with something and I cannot get it to them quickly.  They always take advice for treatment from a healthcare professional, however, we’ve found essential oils can aid and speed up recovery, keeping in mind lower dilutions since they are older and do have some chronic conditions to consider. 
Preparing a home remedy essential oil kit is fairly simple and a wonderful way to share and introduce the oils to those you love.  I have also included a few extra basic first aid kit ideas for burns, bug bites, scrapes, nausea, and histamine reaction. 
These are our “top” recommendations to keep nearby. Of course there are many oils to consider and it is worth researching further based on personal preference and specific needs.

Packaging the kit in a small spa bag or specially decorated box for friends and family makes a helpful and thoughtful gift.  One could use 15 ml bottles; however, repackaging into 5 ml or 2 ml bottles would work well for this purpose since it might not be used very often. Make sure the kit is stored in a cool, dry, location. Write instructions for use for the components you include, including proper dilutions, and when and how to use. (Remember, for small amounts, for one teaspoon of carrier oil 1 drop of essential oil gives a 1% blend, 2 drops give a 2% blend, and 3 drops give 3%.)

 For more information on these and other essential oils, visit  We’re offering special savings of 20% through October 30th on 2 and 5 ml “blending” bottles, pipettes, spa bags, and a few of the oils mentioned above: Tea Tree, Manuka, Niaouli, Rosalina, Oregano, Saro, Benchmark Thyme, Ravensara, Ravintsara, Melissa 10%, Cajeput, Lavender Mailette, St. John’s Wort, Red and Green Mandarine, Ginger Root, Peppermint, Helichrysum 10% in Jojoba, Aloe Vera Gel, and Blue Tansy.  Simply enter the code craft9 in our online shopping cart at checkout and click apply for the savings to appear.

Our series continues tomorrow as we consider uses for our personal inhalers.

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