A minor headache, sore teeth, sore throat, painful acne, stomach aches, minor burns, vomiting, scratches, insect bites and all sorts of minor problems. These problems can be treated effectively at home with some of the simplest and natural remedies. Read about How to Make Natural First-Aid Kit Your Own
Storing on the key elements that make up a natural first aid kit will keep you ready to respond quickly to common minor injuries and illnesses.
Natural remedies work just as well, if not better than chemical-based medicines that can also have side effects that no one wants to deal with. In addition, they will save you time and money.
Note: Always use caution in an emergency situation and seek immediate medical attention if there is no improvement.
Here are the 10 natural elements you should have in your first aid kit.
1. Aloe Vera Gel
While it is impossible to keep a leaf of aloe vera in your first aid box, you can absolutely keep the aloe vera varnish or the aloe vera fabrics in your keychain.
Cooling and healing, aloe vera is effective in reducing inflammation due to sunburn or minor burns and burns in the kitchen.
This natural antibacterial agent also helps to fight the bacteria responsible for acne and also stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
Whether it is a skin problem, clean the affected area with water then apply aloe vera gel.
2. Arnica Gel or Cream
Another essential element in the first aid kit is the arnica gel, cream or essential oil.
Arnica contains anti-inflammatory and stimulating circulation properties that make it an effective treatment for sore muscles, sprains, strains and bruises.
Apply a few drops of diluted arnica essential oil in 1 or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or any carrier oil to the affected area. Massage gently on the sore area.
You can also apply the balm of arnica, ointment or a compress 2 or 3 times a day.
Note: Never apply arnica to skin that has open sores or cuts.
3. Activated Charcoal
For bloating and gas, activated charcoal is just the right ingredient and, therefore, you must have it in your medical box.
Activated charcoal can absorb the excess acids and gasses that accumulate in your intestine and quickly relieves indigestion, acid reflux, and swollen belly.
For abdominal bloating, take active carbon capsules up to 3 times a day.
To avoid gas, take 1 capsule of activated charcoal with a full glass of water 1 hour before eating a gas-producing dish.
Activated charcoal is also effective in relieving insect bites, bee stings and even rashes from vinegar or venomous oak.
Simply moisten the activated charcoal powder with melted coconut oil and apply it to the affected area.
4. Eucalyptus Herb and Essential Oil:
I stay in hand for respiratory problems. We use eucalyptus herb in a face vapor for congestion or sinus problems and I make a soft (and oil-free) version of Vapor-Rub for a cough and respiratory diseases.
The essential oil can be diluted with coconut oil or olive oil and be applied outside on the feet and the chest to help open the nasal passages.
5. Ginger Capsules
Ginger is ideal for nausea, reflux, stomach problems and morning sickness. I also keep some in the car for motion sickness. This helps to soothe the stomach after a digestive disease or food poisoning.
6. Peppermint Herb and Essential Oil
Another great digestive herb. For stomach disease or digestion, the herb is transformed into tea. The dye can be used indoors or outdoors for headaches or digestive problems and, when combined with some other digestive herbs, it provides a very effective digestive aid and nausea remedy.
The essential oil applied behind the ears and on the feet helps to relieve a headache or nausea and a weak tea in the grass and rubbed on the skin can help soothe a baby to colic. We also use essential oil in our house toothpaste.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
I keep a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar with “mother” on hand for digestive problems, indigestion, food poisoning and more.
Taking a dose of 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of water per hour helps to shorten the duration of any kind of disease, although it is difficult to get the children to take it voluntarily.
8. Vitamin C
Useful for all diseases, but especially for diseases related to influenza. I keep the powder in hand as it is additive free and can be mixed with food or drinks to get the children to consume it.