Why essential oils are necessary additions to your emergency stockpile

In a survival situation, you might find essential oils an incredibly handy survival item to have around. Not only are they useful for first aid, but they can also be utilized in a wide variety of applications.

In an SHTF event, essential oils are necessary additions to your emergency stockpile or bug-out bag. They’re also must-have barter items during a survival scenario. (h/t to

Lemon essential oil – Lemon essential oil possesses natural cleansing properties, which is why it is often added in cleaning products. This makes lemon oil one of the most useful essential oils you can have for sanitizing utensils and cleaning other equipment when SHTF. It is also known for its refreshing citrusy aroma, so you can use lemon oil to make your own DIY air freshener to naturally uplift your mood and support healthy energy levels.

Tea tree essential oil – This highly versatile oil can be used to naturally repel insects when mixed with water in a spray bottle. Simply spray the mixture around your home to help keep away lice, mosquitoes and other pests. Tea tree essential oil also has potent cleansing properties that make it an ideal ingredient for your homemade soaps, wet wipes, laundry fresheners, cleaning solutions and other household products. You can even use it to create your own topical ointment to treat minor cuts and scrapes and support your skin’s natural healing process. (Related: Boost your survival kit with essential oils.)

Rosemary essential oil – Staying calm and collected is crucial when dealing with challenges during a survival scenario or even any stressful situation. With its distinctive woody fragrance, rosemary essential oil can be used to make your own homemade air freshener to help reduce stressful feelings when SHTF and naturally elevate your mood. You can also diffuse it into the air and inhale its aroma to help clear your head and support healthy cognitive function.

Eucalyptus essential oil – Another useful essential oil for your DIY cleaning purposes, eucalyptus essential oil can be combined with baking soda and used to wash and clean mattresses, blankets and other cloth items. Eucalyptus oil possesses natural soothing properties, so it can be diluted in a carrier oil and applied topically to help relieve minor sunburns. Thanks to its crisp and distinctive scent, eucalyptus oil can also be diffused into the air and inhaled to support healthy respiratory function and optimal energy levels. You can even diffused or sprayed around your survival pantry to help keep away harmful pests.

Peppermint essential oil – Create your own homemade toothpaste when SHTF by mixing 10-15 drops of peppermint essential oil with 2/3 cup of baking soda. You can even make your own DIY insect repellant by mixing peppermint oil with water and spraying the mixture around your home to naturally deter mice, ants, spiders and other pests. Because it can provide a natural cooling and refreshing sensation when applied topically, diluted peppermint oil can also be used to help relieve minor sunburns. Furthermore, it can make for a relaxing DIY massage oil to help soothe sore and tired and muscles and support healthy optimal energy levels.

Lavender essential oil – One of the most useful essential oils for calming your nerves, lavender essential oil can serve as a convenient sleep during emergencies. Not only can support deep and restful sleep, but it can also naturally help reduce feelings of anxiety and support a positive mood. You can diffuse lavender oil into the air and breath in its fragrant aroma to help focus your mind and keep a level head in a crisis. Lavender oil is also useful for skin care since it can be diluted and applied topically to help soothe minor cuts and wounds and help support your skin’s natural healing abilities.

Stock up on essential oils before SHTF

The Health Ranger Store is committed to helping you prepare for survival situations with high-quality, lab-verified essential oils for your bug-out bag, preparedness kit or survival stockpile. We’re offering you our premium selection of the most useful essential oils to have on hand, whether you’re in an emergency or even simply going about your daily life.

Maintain your home and personal hygiene with our Organic Lemon Essential Oil and Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil. Keep a cool and level head during a stressful situation with our Organic Rosemary Essential Oil and Organic Lavender Essential Oil. Protect your home from pesky bugs and pests with our Organic Peppermint Essential Oil and Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil.

All of our pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils are certified organic and have been thoroughly lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.

Visit to learn more about the benefits of using essential oils. You can also visit Health Ranger Store and Brighteon Store for more supplies for your prepping stockpile.

Watch the video below to learn more about the many uses of Organic Peppermint Essential Oil.

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