While everyone is out there talking about what all they need to stock up on in case of an emergency, I thought I’d share some must have essential oils to stock up in case of an emergency on as well.
Since we use essential oils to support our healthy minds and bodies, there is no time like ever to make sure we have a surplus of all the oils we need.
Health Reasons To Stock Up On These Essential Oils
Health reasons are obvious. Replacing toxin filled products with essential oils can keep us out of the doctors office. Using essential oils to support all of our body systems is imperative in maintaining health and keeping our body working the way God designed it to in the first place. Afterall, God provided us with these amazing essential oils to use for our benefit. The essential oils my family uses are unadulterated, pure, and the finest around. They are distilled slowly and perfectly to maintain the integrity of the essential oil so that every drop of those 400 million trillion (yes, you read that correctly) molecules can be absorbed by our bodies and used by every cell.
Emotional Reasons To Stock Up On These Essential Oils
Mental reasons are pretty obvious too. But you may not be aware of all the emotional benefits you can get from essential oils. Check out this post I did on using essential oils for stress and emotions a while back. Basically, essential oils trigger different parts of our brain that trigger different emotional responses. Life is hard you guys. But it seems to be even harder these days with all that is going on in the world. Grab yourself some essential oils to help support your emotional health.
First of all, I want to remind you that I am not a medical professional. I am not making any claims here that any of these essential oils prevent, treat, or cure diseases. Essential oils can be used to support natural body functions, and promote and maintain healthy living.
Now to get on with it. Here are the must have essential oils to stock up on in an emergency (in no particular order)
- Thieves. This essential oil is a powerhouse for supporting our immune systems. It’s a blend of 5 oils, clove, cinnamon bark, lemon, eucalyptus radiata, and rosemary. These oils are known for their purifying properties. You can diffuse it so everyone can benefit from inhaling the oils, create a roller and apply it topically (recipe here), or even add some Thieves Vitality to your hot tea for a nice immune supporting drink. It’s a very refreshing and cleansing essential oil and can even be used for respiratory support. Read more about Thieves here and some DIY things you can make with it here.
2. Tea Tree. Tea tree essential oil is one we are never without because it’s a cleansing essential oil. This can be applied to skin irritations to promote healing. Tea Tree essential oil is great for supporting healthy skin, nails, and hair. It is also another great oil to diffuse to cleanse the air and neutralize unwanted odors.
3. Lavender. Lavender essential oil is pretty much the swiss army knife of essential oils. It is emotionally relaxing and calming, so it’s great to diffuse at night. You can even make linen sprays with it or add a few drops to a relaxing Epsom salt bath. Lavender is also a good oil to apply topically to minor skin irritations. Lavender essential oil has antioxidants and can even provide immune support. You can add Lavender vitality to a nighttime cup of tea to help wind down before bedtime. Combine Lavender with Lemon and Peppermint for seasonal support. You can diffuse the three of those essential oils or even make a roller out of them. Read more about that here.
4. DiGize. This essential oil is a smelly (yes, I think it stinks, but I also know a few, very few lol, people who actually like the smell) one. But it is a blend of Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli. This essential oil blend contains powerful antioxidants and can help to support your digestive system. It’s important to have this oil on hand for any tummy issues that may arise. You can dilute this with a carrier oil and apply topically or take DiGize vitality internally with a capsule or in a cup of hot tea. I personally recommend the capsule so you don’t really have to smell it for too long lol.
5. Lemon. Lemon is another cleansing essential oil that you will want to have on hand. It can cleanse the air, and you can even make your own household cleaner with it. Quick instructions are at the end of this post. It even gets sticky gunk off of things. As for your body, lemon essential oil supports a healthy digestive system. It also can provide circulatory and immune support. Add some Lemon vitality essential oil to a glass of water for a refreshing and cleansing drink. Like other citrus oils, lemon essential oil is uplifting and refreshing so it’s good for emotional support as well.
6. Frankincense. Frankincense essential oil is another powerful essential oil. I mean it has to be good if the wisemen gave Frankincense to Jesus, right? This essential oil supports full body systems. It’s great for supporting healthy looking skin and minor skin irritations. It’s an oil I have on hand to rub down my kids spine when they aren’t feeling well. It has been known for its immune support as well as used to beautify skin. This is also an emotional support essential oil. It’s grounding and a lot of people love to diffuse it during prayer or meditation. Frankincense has been used for thousands of years for spiritual and religious reasons. It’s a calming oil that is also nice to diffuse at bedtime. Read more about Frankincense here.
7. Lemongrass. This is another great essential oil to use in your homemade household cleaner. It’s cleansing and has a fresh and clean scent that neutralizes odors. You can take lemongrass internally for circulatory and digestive support.
8. Peppermint. Peppermint was my first ever “favorite” essential oil. For many reasons. I love the scent. It just makes me happy. I love to diffuse it with pretty much anything, but my favorite go to diffuser blend has always been equal drops of peppermint and joy. So good you guys! Besides that, it is cooling and refreshing. A drop of this on the back of your neck or forehead on a hot/humid day is so nice. Just beware that it is a “hot” oil so the cooling feeling can be quite intense for some. You may want to dilute it with a carrier oil (read more about that here). Peppermint is also good to add to a massage oil to support bones, muscles and joints that are feeling tired or stressed from a variety of reasons.
Personally, I love to use peppermint to help me with my head discomfort. I like to rub it on my shoulders and back of my neck where I hold my tension and also add a drop to my temples (keeping away from eyes because that is not a good feeling at all). When taken internally peppermint essential oil can promote healthy bowel function, and support your gastrointestinal system. You can even add a drop to a glass of water for a refreshing, energizing drink. We love to add 6-8 drops to our brownie mix too! Yum! Like Frankincense, this is an essential oil I rub down my kids spine when they aren’t feeling well and need help cooling down when they have a fever.
9. Raven. This essential oil is imperative for me to have on hand at all times. It is a blend of Ravintsara, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lemon, Peppermint, and Wintergreen. With these powerhouse respiratory supporting essential oils, Raven is known for promoting refreshing breathing experiences. I love to combine this with Dorado Azul or Eucalyptus and create a little chest rub with it, but you can also use it alone.
10. Clove. This is another essential oil that I’ve used with my kids and even myself. We love to use this one to support dental health. It’s considered a “hot” oil so diluting it when applying topically or to gums is recommended. You can take clove internally for its antioxidant properties and immune support.
11. Thyme. Thyme essential oil contains the powerful antioxidant thymol that supports your immune system. It has also been known to be used to support healthy inflammation levels after something like a strenuous activity. You can add this to a carrier oil or unscented lotion to use in a massage or take it in a veggie capsule.
12. Eucalyptus Radiata or Eucalyptus Globulus. Both of these contain eucalyptol which provides a refreshing breathing experience and are both invigorating when applied topically. We love to diffuse this or make a chest rub with it to support our respiratory systems and breathing.
Those are the top of my must have essential oils to stock up on but really the list could go on and on. I went ahead and created an Emergency Stock Up bundle for you right here so all you have to do is click the link and add the bundle to your cart. This bundle also qualifies you for some awesome promos (FREE essential oils!) and FREE shipping!
Young Living is awesome and offers different size bottles so the bundle linked above is the one with the big 15ml bottles. Though the essential oils never expire, you may want the smaller bottles to fit your budget. You can find that bundle here.
Some other things to consider stocking up on in case of an emergency:
Clearly band aids, non perishable foods, bottled water, flashlights, and batteries are all things we commonly think of to have in case of an emergency.
But there are a few other things you might want to consider:
Hand Sanitizer. The only one we use is the Thieves Hand Sanitizer. It doesn’t contain any of those toxic, recalled ingredients like many others do. It has alcohol, aloe and peppermint essential oil. So it kills 99.99% of germs, smells great and leaves your hands smooth. It’s great in case you don’t have access to running water. You can grab the little 2oz bottles of it or grab one of the larger containers. Here’s where you can get the 7.6oz one and here is the 16oz one. I just order the larger one and refill my travel size ones with that. It’s cheaper in the long run.
Thieves spray. This stuff is good to clean smaller areas with and wont take up a lot of room if you are taking it on the go.
White vinegar. You can use this to make your own household cleaners by adding essential oil to white vinegar. Just grab yourself a 16 oz glass spray bottle, add ¼ cup white vinegar, 15 drops Lemon essential oil, 15 drops Thieves essential oil, fill the rest of the way with water and then give a little shake! That’s a great cleaner for when you are in a pinch. We always love to use this premade Thieves Household Cleaner though. It’s our favorite and a little goes a long way so it’s super cost efficient. One capful per bottle of cleaner is all you need.
Don’t forget to grab yourself a diffuser too! You can find a lot here. You can find 8 affordable diffusers on this post. Or better yet, grab one of the starter bundles that comes with a diffuser. It’s a great savings and you get a variety of essential oils.
If your order comes to 100PV (essentially $100) you get FREE shipping plus a 24% discount on everything Young Living offers for a year! You read that right!
Make sure, whichever way you decide to order, that my member number 2908809 is in the referral ID so that I can hook you up with a welcome package from me and get you plugged in to all the essential oil resources I have.
Once again, I created two bundles for you, one with the big 15ml bottles and one with the smaller 5ml bottles (not all of the oils come in the 5ml version so this bundle has a few 15ml bottles in it). Don’t worry, these never expire. But if it’s not in your budget to buy the big bottles now, at least stock up on the smaller ones.
How To Get Free Essential Oils
A great way to get some more essential oils for free (the way I have created my personal stockpile) is by signing up for subscribe to save. Order monthly, by monthly or quarterly and earn back 10-25% of your purchases in points to spend later and get free oils. You can also qualify for the different monthly promos which are typically free bottles of essential oil too! Read more about that here (formerly known as Essential Rewards).
And remember, a little goes a very long way with these essential oils. Often times, if applying topically, all you need is a drop or two at a time. If you are diffusing, the typical suggestion is 6-10 drops per diffuser run depending on the oils used and desired scent/result.
So, there you have it friends! 12 essential oils to stock up on in case of an emergency! Let me know in the comments what some of your must have essential oils are!