There are some natural forms of healing that would be wise to have on hand at all times, especially in the case of an emergency or natural disaster. I'm personally stocking up on each of the following items and making sure that we have them available to use. The wonderful thing about storing essential oils is that under the correct circumstances (away from light and not in the extreme heat or cold), they will last forever...no expiration dates! How wonderful is that?
Dr. Hill, dōTERRA's Chief Medical Officer and world-renown expert on essential oils, has advised that in addition to stocking On Guard Hand Wipes (like a natural Clorox wipe) during times of emergency, the four most important essential oils to have on hand are On Guard, Lemon (or any citrus oil), Melaleuca, and DigestZen.
About On Guard Protective Blend:
On Guard™ is dōTERRA's unique, proprietary blend formulated to support healthy immune function. Wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary offer a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. On Guard, with its unique aroma, is one of our most versatile blends. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to purify the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents.
About DigestZen Digestive Blend:
Many essential oils have been recognized through research as powerful agents to help restore normal balance in the digestive system. DigestZen® takes advantage of these well-established therapeutic compounds in a proprietary blend of pure essential oils. Ginger, peppermint, tarragon, fennel, caraway, coriander and anise each have specific attributes which add to the overall efficacy of this potent blend. When used internally, dōTERRA®'s DigestZen brings soothing digestive relief.
About Melaleuca Essential Oil:
Recognized by its more common name "tea tree", melaleuca has been revered for its cleansing and regenerative properties, especially for the skin. Composed of more than ninety different compounds, melaleuca has limitless therapeutic applications.
About Lemon Essential Oil:
This essential oil powerhouse is cold-pressed from lemon rinds to preserve its delicate nature and potent properties. Lemon is known as a powerful aromatic, topical, and internal cleanser that can be used to complement many other oils. Diffusing lemon in a room can cleanse the air and uplift mood. It can also be used on surfaces throughout the home as a non-toxic cleaning booster.
Here is part of a letter stating what dōTERRA is currently doing to help with the crisis in Japan:
"We are well on our way towards our commitment of $250,000 of in-kind donations towards the disaster relief efforts in Japan. We have arranged for more than $100,000 of doTERRA product to be shipped to Japan this week. This includes a significant number of boxes of doTERRA On-Guard Hand Wipes. The Humanitarian organization we are working through was thrilled to receive such a valued product intimes of emergency and wanted all of the On-Guard Hand Wipes would could make available to them.
We have been communicating with our Independent Product Consultants in Japan expressing our concern and prayers in their behalf. They have requested that we send essential oils. We will be sending large quantities of dōTERRA’s On-Guard Hand Sanitizing Wipes, On-Guard Protective Blend, DigestZen Digestive Blend, Melaleuca Essential Oil and Lemon Essential Oil. Each of these products is ideal in times of an emergency. We are fortunate to be in a financial position at this early stage in our development as a company to make a sizable contribution of these products, which will be put to great use in Japan.
Effective immediately all donations to the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation for the remainder of March will go towards the purchase of dōTERRA products (at company cost) to be shipped to Japan to assist in disaster relief efforts. You, your friends and family should all feel comfortable in knowing that 100% of donations to the Foundation will go towards products to be utilized in relief efforts, with none of these funds used to pay administrative costs.
Finally, any IPC that would like to purchase products at wholesale prices with related PV and donate the products to this effort can do so through contacting customer service. dōTERRA will match these donated products unit by unit to go towards the relief effort."
In addition to essential oils, it may be wise to have some other natural forms of healing such as colloidal silver or arnica. If you have any other suggestions as "must-haves" in an emergency situation, please leave your ideas in the comments!