As a mom I need to be prepared. As a mom of 2 young boys I really need to be prepared. What do you have in your First Aid Kits? (You have a few right?) You need a few; Upstairs, Downstairs, Car, Travel Kit, etc. These Kits are Important. And they should be kept Stocked with the Proper Items in order to be of Good Use. Whether you have children or not, whether you are clumsy or not. Everyone needs a few First Aid Kits!
First things First. You need a Box, Ziplock Bag, Tupperware Container, etc to hold all your items in one place safe & securely. Once you have them, you may proceed to the next step
Go out & purchase 2~4 of everything on this list. I know, I know. It’s going to cost a bit a first, but these are not everyday items & you shouldn’t run out too quickly. If it’s too much, then start out with 2 of each.
1.Arnica (Tables & Cream)
~This homeopathic Medicine should be your first to go to for any bumps, bangs, bruises, or any other physical trauma. Take the Pellets as directed on the bottle. The cream can (& should) be used on any un~opened skin that has been hit, bruised, banged up, etc. We have this around all the time, & it speeds recovery as well as lessens the initial shock & pain of the Trauma. Arnica Pellets & Cream can be found at most Health Stores.
~For Diarrhea, or any other Stomach Issues to do with Bad Foods or Drink. Take as the Bottle prescribes as soon as symptoms show. Anytime we Travel, especially to Central America/Mexico or just on the Road I bring this along.
~An ancient blend of Herbs & Spices known to kill nasty Pathogens. This Oil can be used for Acne, Cold & Flu, Respiratory Infections, Mould, Cuts & Scrapes, Fungal Infections, Inflammation, Hand Sanitizer, etc. The list is too long to put here. Our Family’s favorite Thieves Oil can be found here (as can a list of more benefits).
3B.Tea Tree Oil
~Known as a Killer of Infections & Pathogens as well. We like to keep Tea Tree, Thieves Oil & Oil of Oregano in the house. Tea Tree Oil should be used externally for many of the same reasons as Thieves Oil & Oil of Oregano.
3C.Oil of Oregano
~Oil of Oregano is use Internally to do many of the above mentioned things. It is well-known to Kill many illnesses, especially the ones responsible for Respiratory, Coughs, Flu like symptoms, etc.
~This should be your first to go to when any Emotional or Spiritual Trauma occurs (which usually occurs alongside Physical Trauma). Rescue Remedy quickly helps to subside any Anxiety, Shock, & other stressors when serious things happen. They come in drops, spray & ‘candies’.
~Great to make into a tea when Fever hits & you don’t want to use Medication.
~A Wonderful tea to help alleviate Anxiety, this will calm nerves & help settle the mind.
6.Muscle Salve (Tiger Balm, etc)
~Sore Muscles aren’t fun. Ever. Whether your Hiking, doing Yoga or just plain worked too much. A salve to Massage into Tired & Sore Muscles is a must have. Arnica is more for damage, this is more for tired & sore.
~Calming & Good to use on Insect Bites.
~Diffuse this Oil in a Humidifier or breathe the Vapours in a Warm Relaxing bath to relieve Congestion. If using a carrier like Vaseline it can be rubbed onto the Neck, Throat & Chest to alleviate Congestion as well (like Vicks~Vapo Rub).
~Any type of Digestive Issue or Motion Sickness will be relieved with Ginger. Candied Ginger, Ginger gum, Ginger Beer, etc will all work nicely. Keep these on hand in your Car at all times.
9.Aloe Vera Gel
~Not only for the use of Sun Burns, Aloe Vera can cool & calm many skin aliments such as Burns from the Oven, Hot Water, Fire, etc. An Aloe Vera Juice can be very handy for Constipation as well.
10.Assorted Electrolytes Replacers (emergenC, Powdered Coconut Water)
~Sometime we get much more sun they we anticipated, or we don’t bring enough liquids on a long hike. Electrolytes will keep Dehydration off & replenish what we’ve lost. These are another must have in the Car & are easy to store. Just add water!
This list doesn’t include what I think are BASIC’S. These Basic’s would include:
Tweezers/ Small Scissors
~A must have for pulling out Splinters or Bee Stingers, cutting tape or string, etc.
~ For any broken skin, cuts, scraps, blisters, etc. You know what they are & why we need them. Make sure you have plenty of different shapes & sizes.
~Helps to stop Bleeding, or for use in the application of Oils & Tinctures.
~Can be used as an eye wash or for dry eyes.
~Although kissing the forehead is supposed to work well at ‘guessing’ a person’s temperature, the best way to know for sure if a trusty Thermometer.
Waterless Hand Sanitizer
~Warm soapy water is best, but when that’s not around a Good All Natural Waterless Hand Sanitizer is your next best bet.