As the weather warms our calendars begin to fill up with outdoor fun and activities. Whether you are planning a camping trip, going on a hike or just spending some time lake side, a first aid kit is always in order. Be prepared for those bumps, bruises and bites by taking some time to stock your own Natural First Aid Kit.
Arnica cream can be used externally for bruises and bumps, as well as sore muscles.
Clove oil is aces at numbing the gums and teeth; mix it with a bit of olive oil so as not to burn those tender gums. If you are out and about and experience mouth pain, this is a great item to have on hand; especially when you cannot get to the dentist right away.
Lavender oil can be used to promote sleeping (for those restless campers), it is also a natural stress and anxiety reducer; as well it has strong anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Keep probiotics on hand if you find yourself with a bout of traveler’s diarrhea.
Ginger is wonderful for nausea, typically all that is needed is a small 1/2 inch piece; simply chop it up and swallow.
For an effective, DEET-free mosquito repellent, mix one part garlic water with five parts fresh water.
Honey, especially raw honey, promotes healing of minor scrapes and, believe it or not, bee stings. As long as it is well sealed, it will never spoil!
Rhux tox is a homeopathic remedy that works wonders on that dreaded poison ivy.
Cayenne pepper can stop bleeding instantly!
Of course, make sure to have bandages, along with hot and cold packs which come in different shapes and sizes to accommodate various parts of the body.
Putting together your own first aid kit is a simple, cost effective way to be prepared for those unexpected boo boos that come along with outdoor fun. Keep it in an easy to carry case so that it is always ready to grab on the go!
Happy and safe summer to you and yours. If you have any other grand ideas for a Natural First Aid Kit please share it in the space below.