Make Your Own Essential Oil First Aid Kit

My daughter Carrie started college this year and as we were getting her ready to head off to Mississippi for the school year. I came up with this EASY project for making your own essential oil first aid kit!  I love easy, don’t you?   When you can address health and wellness in an effective and organized way, all the better!

I have chosen to include in this essential oil first aid kit oils that are versatile and have a long history of effectiveness and research behind them.  Every person is different so the essential oils that I chose to put into my daughter’s first aid kit were picked because of her personal health needs and include individual oils she has responded the best to in the past.  One of the things I love the most about using healing essential oils is that it is a process.  To find what oil works best for a person and the care that enters into the choosing of an essential oil can be part of the healing process.




container (I used a large black recycled tin container that matched Carries room decor)

essential oils

  • peppermint (stomach upset, nausea, fever, fatigue)
  • lemon (disinfectant, bites and stings, throat infection)
  • lavender (cuts, abrasions, skin rashes, sleep, sunburn)
  • frankincense (inflammation, asthma, coughs, warts)
  • melaleuca (tea tree oil)(athletes foot, hives, infected wounds, bacterial infections, bronchitis, colds)
  • breathe (respiratory cold, cough, congestion)
  • ginger (diarrhea, gas, vomiting)
  • oregano (candida, canker sores, MRSA, parasites, ringworm, whooping cough)
  • on-guard (thieves) (immune system boost, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral)

colloidal silver (antibiotic)


gauze pads


alcohol prep pads

breathe stick




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My daughter is now midway through her Freshman year at college and she has used this essential oil first aid kit over and over as well as sharing her oils with her roommate and suitemates.  Everyone is healthier for its use!  During her time at home over Christmas break we added a few essential oils for her enjoyment but really did not have to add anything to the first aid kit.  Which is to say we nailed it!



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What essential oils would you add to your own first aid kit?




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About The Author

Janelle Esker

Janelle Esker is the grateful wife of Michael and homeschooling mother of six amazing children. She lives with her family, 4 cats, 1 dog, 3 ducks and 12 chickens in scenic Ohio. Janelle received her B.A. in Education from Ohio Northern University. She is the author of CHOSEN: One Family’s Journey with Autism.


  1. Melissa Braun | 16th Jan 18

    Did you include a qiuck reference guide for what each essential oil could be used for?

    • Janelle Esker | 17th Jan 18

      What a great idea Melissa! I will add one…thanks for your comment!

  2. TagBand UK | 10th Feb 18

    Very informative post! Oregano oil and tea tree oil works great to cleanse any skin infections. These essential oils was used by me to remove my skin tags and was able to get rid of these tags.Thanks.

    • Janelle Esker | 12th Feb 18

      So glad you found it helpful! I have found essential oils to be a help with whatever health issue I am having!

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