Few people would argue about the necessity of having a first aid kit. No matter how careful you are, injuries and illnesses can strike at the most inconvenient times. Every first aid kit needs things like bandages, scissors, and gauze. But it doesn’t have to include a bunch of chemical treatments and medications. There are a number of natural remedies that are effective for minor injuries and illnesses and are also chemical free. Check out this checklist of items to add to your natural first aid kit!
Natural First Aid Kit Checklist
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera soothes everything from sunburns to minor scrapes. It works best in its purest form, so shop around for the good stuff!
Honey is an effective cough suppressant. And can also soothe sore throats. Safe for kids over age 2, it’s a must-have natural remedy for a family first aid kit.
Treating nausea, motion sickness, and other stomach ailments with ginger is a fast acting and natural way to calm an upset stomach.
Arnica cream naturally relieves sore muscles and can even speed healing on bruises.
5. Plantain (the herb)
Plantain can be used to naturally treat poison ivy and other skin rashes. It soothes pain and itching and also helps treat the rash.
6. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a multipurpose natural remedy. Use it for sunburn, minor wounds, chapped lips, and skin irritations. It can also soothe acid reflux and heartburn if taken orally.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
Vinegar is a natural remedy for a range of ailments from sunburn to diarrhea. Check out this article on using vinegar for natural first aid.
8. Bug Bite Thing
The Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool that extracts insect poison from under the skin to eliminate the itching, stinging and swelling caused by bug bites and bee/wasp stings.
When you remove the poison, the itching and swelling are immediately relieved. Unlike topical creams, chemicals, and ointments, the problem is eliminated, not masked. This natural bug bite treatment is completely reusable, clinically proven and kid-friendly. Click here to get one for your natural first aid kit!
Now it’s your turn! What’s your favorite natural remedy? Comment below!