How to Create Your Own Natural First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is essential for any household; but as I educate myself, I opt for more natural options. I avoid products that include harsh chemicals and often create my own! We keep a natural first aid kit at home, in the car, in the kidssports bags, and in my office. Check out some of the options available to create your own natural first aid kit.

Healing Salve

Include Your Own 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 or camping, and can be placed in any small container. With salves, it also reduces the number of items you need to bring with you in the natural first aid kit.

Don’t Forget the Insect Items

Don’t Forget the Insect Items

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.

Essential Oils

Bring Along Essential Oils and Carrier Oils

Speaking of essential oils, you definitely want to bring some with you. So many oils have healing properties for all sorts of ailments you may have when you are outside or on the road. From lavender and chamomile for stress and migraines, to rosemary and clove for helping with ligament pain like sprained ankles, you will definitely find uses for them. Don’t forget carrier oils as you can’t apply pure essential oils directly to the skin.

How to Create Your Own Natural First Aid Kit

Additional Natural First Aid Kit 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.

Guru Nanda bottles to keep in your natural first aid kit

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.

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