How to Use Essential Oils in the Outdoors

Always Pack Your Essential Oils and First Aid Kit

We have learned over the years that it is essential to pack our essential oils when headed for the outdoors, including any time we are fishing, hunting or camping!  Yes! they are essential for outdoor activities just like your first aid kit. No one anticipates having difficulty in the outdoors, but you just never know. There are several oils we pack along with hand purifier when headed for the outdoors

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A few years ago we went backpacking at Elk Creek in the summer, and it was very warm. We were hot and constantly thirsty. We were prepared with our Fill2Pure filter water bottles. While wading in the creek, Greg forgot to put the lid on his water bottle to filter the water and drank it straight from the creek. HOLY CRAP! He was so sick with diarrhea and nausea. This is not a fun way to spend your time! 

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Greg spent 8 days sick and lost 13 lbs. He was reluctant to try essential oils and refused to go to the doctor. I convinced him to try Young Living’s Di-Gize!!  He took one veg capsule with 5 drops of Di-Gize and a carrier oil (avacado oil) 2x a day for 5 days. By the second day he felt better and the diarrhea and nausea stopped. This made us both realize how important are oils really are when we are outdoors. It also made Greg a believer in essential oils. 

Note: Make sure you purify your water when in the outdoors.

 

This is a list of a few of the oils we make sure to pack when we travel.

Thieves –  may help with toothache, cold/flu, cold sore, and bee stings Thieves essential oil is a powerful combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oil. Topical Use: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ or olive oil. Test on small area of skin on underside of arm. Apply to desired area as needed. Internal Use : Put a few drops in a veg capsule with carrier oil. 1-2 drops in honey, beverage  or carrier oil.

Lavender – may help with sore muscles, sleeping, rashes, bruising and has antibacterial properties.Topical Use : Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.

Tea Tree –  may help with healing cuts, rashes, and blisters Topical Use: Apply 2-4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed. 

Peppermint – may help with headaches, upset stomach, acid reflux, respiratory issues or sore muscles Topical Use: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of V-6™ or olive oil. Test on small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed. Internal Use: Put a few drops in a veg capsule with carrier oil. 1-2 drops in honey, beverage  or carrier oil.

Di-Gize – may help with food poisoning, constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, parasites DiGize essential oil  combining  Fennel, Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli oils. Topical Use: Dilute 1 drop with 4 drops of  olive oil or other carrier oil. Test on small area of skin on the underside of arm and apply to desired area as needed. Internal Use: Put a few drops in veg capsule with carrier oil. 1-2 drops in honey, beverage or carrier oil.

Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – easy to throw in your day pack for clean hands. This is important to use before meals or snacks. 

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Other ways to use oils in the outdoors

Bug Bites can’t be avoided most days when you are in the outdoors. However, there is an oil for that. Citronella acts as a natural bug repellant and Lemongrass repels mosquitos. Use Lavender directly on the skin to aid in speeding up the healing process of bites or stings.

Bug Spray Recipe: Mix 1/2 C. Witch Hazel, 1/2 C. apple cider and 40 drops of essential oils.  Ex: citronella, eucalyptus, lemon grass and tea tree. Mix in glass spray bottle. Spray on your body avaiding your eyes and mouth.

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Purification is a blend of 6 essential oils including Citronella, Lavander, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Myrtle, and Tea Tree.

You can use this oil for outdoor odors or as a bug repellant. Use 2 oz. of distilled water with a pinch of salt and 5 drops of Purification.

Essential Oils can help with allergies. I keep my go-to oils on hand in the Spring. Eucalyptus aids in clearing lungs and sinuses. Use Peppermint to sooth a scratchy throat and unclog sinuses. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties to improve allergy symptoms and Lemon supports lymphatic drainage and rids the body of impurities.

 

Young Living also has a handy little case to store your oils while in the outdoors. You can also put your smaller essentials in the case along with your oils. I use mine for all travel.

 

Essential Oils are Essential for the Outdoors, ENJOY!!

If you would like to purchase Young Living Essential Oils from me or become a member to purchase oils at wholesale, visit this link.
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**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.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.  Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

 

 

 

 

 

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