First aid is an essential and necessary part of life and it’s always good to have supplies on hand, especially for your natural first aid kit. In addition to your store-bought first aid kit of band-aids & ointments, having these natural remedies in your home will help you be prepared for any boo-boo that comes your way!
What to Put in Your Natural First Aid Kit
Homemade Healing Salves
The first thing that is good to put in a natural first aid kit is a collection of homemade salves. If you regularly make natural or holistic remedies for things like burns, scrapes, migraines, and other ailments, then you should consider making more than just one application. Salves are easy to use while outdoors, whether hiking, biking, or camping, and can be placed in any small container. Salves are so versatile & add near-instant comfort.
Natural Insect Repellants
One common thing many people discover when they go outdoors is being bombarded by insects, especially during the summer. The hot weather is when the insects tend to come out, so you might be dealing with ants, spiders, ticks, and mosquitoes. There are a variety of natural products you can bring with you to repel insects, where you don’t harm them, but you also don’t apply harsh chemicals to your own skin. This includes certain types of herbs and organic repellents, to using essential oils in water and alcohol, like citronella, lemon, and eucalyptus.
My favorite essential oil for repelling insects is doTERRA‘s blend of Terrashield Spray. The bottle is small enough to fit in your backpack and keeps the insects from biting. Plus, it smells great, too!
Speaking of essential oils, it’s always great to carry a small kit of oils with you wherever you go. Headache? A quick dab of peppermint on the temples provides so much relief. Tummy pain? A couple of drops of DigestZen under the tongue or rubbed on the tummy will have you or your children feeling better in no time.
Additional First Aid Products
In addition to these natural products, don’t forget basic first aid like scissors, tweezers, gauze, bandages, antiseptic wipes, creams, and lotions. You should also have some aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar, Epsom salt, and anything else you think you will use.
Consider the types of injuries or ailments you might be dealing with for your outdoor
activities and that can provide a good indication of what should be included in your
natural first aid kit.