Are you looking to revamp your old first aid kit that’s full of decrepit antibiotic ointment and crusty calamine lotion? Keep reading to find out what we use in our natural first aid kit at home and for travel!
Using a natural first aid kit is a good start to ridding your home of toxic chemicals. I really feel like it is the “gateway” of opening your home (and mind) to other more natural options. I also love the convenience of natural remedies and oils too, because each one has so many uses, you don’t need 100 different bottles.
And having a first aid kit for home and travel is important! You don’t want to be caught with a bad cut and no band aides , or a nasty scrape outside and nothing to put on it for disinfecting.
What about ear aches?
What about sunburns?
A bleeding cut?
Bad menstrual cramps?
Ok, Im sure you get it, having a first aid kit for home and travel is important.
Especially when you’ve got kids. They’re always getting into things they shouldn’t be in or running outside without shoes!
It pains me to see the girls in discomfort and if I had no other choice, I would use most regular conventional first aid items BUT I do have a choice.
I have the choice and responsibility to be prepared in the best way possible. So we choose to use more natural remedies in our home. Oh and of course while out and about. I definitely bring a smaller version (or the full size) of our natural first aid kit when we go camping or anywhere really.
Another great thing about using these natural remedies is that they are very inexpensive when you consider how many uses you can get out of each one!
When you are putting something into or onto your body, you should really consider quality over quantity.
But again, I’ve been on a short budget, we are truly blessed to be able to have all of these items in our home at one time. If this list seems overwhelming to you, try to pick out one or two items that you feel you would get the most use out of. We did not acquire all of these remedies and oils in one night, they have been a slow investment.
Now, let’s get into what’s actually in the natural first aid kit!
*Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, please do not take any of this information as medical advice, please use common sense and choose what is best for your family.
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Here are the things I include in our natural first aid kit for home and travel:
A note on these oils and remedies- each item listed here has many different uses and potencies, please research and educate yourself on the best way to use each one.
When storing these first aid items, it is important not to leave them in extremely warm or cold places (like the car) or in direct sunlight.
Also, it’s important to keep the essential oils separated from the homeopathic remedies. I like to use 2 small/medium toiletry bags to hold everything when traveling.
Lavender essential oil, its great for:
- sunburns (mixed with aloe vera gel and vitamin e oil are amazing! but just mixing with coconut oil is great too)
- overstimulated/over tired kids- I like to rub this and vetiver essential oil on my kids when I know we’re in for a long car ride and nap time is no where in sight
- irritated skin/rashes
- use on cuts and scrapes as an antibacterial
Helichrysum essential oil for:
- AMAZING at stopping the bleeding for deep cuts (I’ve got stories for days on this one)
Peppermint essential oil for:
- mixing with coconut oil and rubbing on the chest for congestion
- using on the temples for headaches
- adding to a wet rag if you’re overheated
Basil essential oil:
- Getting stuck splinters out! Add a little to the area and leave alone, reapply twice a day if needed.
If you need a reputable source for therapeutic quality essential oils, you can contact my sister in law, Maruso over at Essential Pathways.
A good source to look up more uses and info on homeopathic remedies is https://homeopathyplus.com or https://www.homeopathycenter.org/ and a very convenient source to help learn about remedies is a podcast called Homeopathy for Mommies!
Aconitum Apellus– great for croup, high fever, flu symptoms, shock or fright and middle ear infections.
Apis Mellifica– great for bee stings, bug bites and hives that feel better with cold applications.
Arnica Montana– great for sore muscles, strains, sprains and bruises.
Arsenicum Alba– great when experiencing affects of food poisoning.
Belladonna– great for sudden onset of illness, sunstroke, ear infections and inflammation that feels warm.
Hepar sulph– great for abscesses that need to drain.
Ledum Palustre– great for puncture wounds (think poked by cactus needle or animal bite).
Magnesium Phosphate– great for muscle aches, menstrual cramps and headaches.
Rhus Toxicodendron– great for poison ivy exposure.
Silicea Terra– great for pushing foreign materials out of the body, like splinters.
Colloidal Silver– great in a small glass spray bottle to apply on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. This lovely little liquid has so many helpful properties, we definitely always have some handy!
A small container of coconut/castor oil for:
- chapped lips/skin
- use as a carrier oil with essential oils
A tweezer and nail clipper set
Bandages like these, they stick so good and come in cute colors all in a sweet little reusable tin!
I hope that this list can inspire you to clear out those old crusty first aid contents and try out some more natural first aid kit items!
Let me know in the comments below what kind of things you have in your first aid kit!
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