First Aid Essential Oils for Gardener Aches & Pains
By Caryn Gehlmann, Clinical Aromatherapist
It seems like gardeners have a special affinity for nature. There’s nothing like taking the time to be outdoors and be close to nature. However, along with the beauty and calm feeling of gardening, you might occasionally suffer from aches and pains, bug bites, or maybe even an allergy flare-up. Are you a gardener looking for a natural way to treat these issues? Maybe you’d prefer to avoid remedies with chemicals or scary side effects? Have you considered first aid essential oils?
The question I’m going to answer in this Q&A with Caryn is, “Which essential oils should a gardener have in their first aid kit?”
Is your back, shoulders, or legs sore after leaning down to pull weeds or harvest yummy vegetables?
e3’s Muscle Soothe Roll-On is made with 100 percent pure essential oils in a 10 percent dilution of fractionated coconut oil. No need to mix or measure. Just apply where you need it, when you need it. e3’s Muscle Soothe is known for its lovely smell. Many find this blend not only soothes their muscles, but it also helps them relax and let go of built-up tension.
If you want to learn more about natural ways to address gardening pain and muscle tension, read our article, How Do Essential Oils for Pain Relief Work?
What about bug bites when you’re out in the garden? Mosquitos, bees, spiders…
Try using e3’s Lavender roll-on to calm redness and soothe itchiness or irritation. This Lavender oil roll-on is a delightful combination of Lavender French Lavandula angustifolia, with its intense floral note with balsamic undertones, and Lavender E. Europe Lavandula angustifolia, with its rich yet mellow floral, fruity scent, two of our go-to first aid essential oils. Since it’s already diluted, deep your Lavender oil roll-on in your gardener’s kit or toolbox to treat bug bites right on the spot. Hopefully, before they have a chance to get super itchy!
Read about 12 other ways to benefit from Lavender Oil Roll-On in the article, Take Calming Lavender Oil Roll-On With You Anywhere
You want to be outside in your garden but you’re sneezing and your eyes are red and itchy. Which first aid essential oils will help with allergies?
There are several essential oils that can help but my favorite is Lavender Spike essential oil. Add a few drops to a personal aromatherapy inhaler or a tissue with a drop of EO in your pocket can work too. Lavender Spike is distinct for its fresh, sharp, camphoraceous aroma which makes it ideal for respiratory issues. Essential oils with antihistamine properties are an ideal natural approach to the inflammatory response of histamine, as they can easily permeate our nasal cavities to loosen mucus and promote drainage. And they smell good, and help clear your head, without nasty side effects!
If you’re looking for more options to treat allergies take a look at my Q&A with Caryn on, Seasonal Allergies Essential Oils — Do They Help?
The easiest and most affordable way to put together your very own gardener’s first aid kit is to get e3’s First Aid Kit. You can customize it with the essential oils you want to include and you get a durable case to store them in. Throw it in your pocket, gardening kit, or toolbox and you’ll be ready!
Psst… if you like blending your own essential oils, you’ll find recipes for DIY gardeners here — Add Soothing Essential Oils to Your Gardener’s Kit.