Essential oils are naturally occurring, and they are usually obtained through the distillation process from flowers and other sources. The result is an oil that has the fragrance of the source it has been extracted from, and each of these oils has been found to offer different benefits. For example, some oils are good for relieving pain, while others are more helpful at calming anxiety.
Learning how to properly use essential oils is very important for preppers. After all, as long as the flowers and other plants that these oils are extracted from are still available, you will be able to make your own oils. This is a much more simplistic process than creating medication, but it can give you some of the same perks. Additionally, essential oil bottles are typically quite small, which makes it easy to store a large collection of various oils within your supply area.
To help you get the most out of your oils, we will explore some of the best ways to put them to work for you after the SHTF. Keep in mind that the recipes we list that contain a large quantity of drops are meant to create enough to fill a bottle, but you will typically only use a couple of drops to treat each ailment.