When it comes to creating a natural first aid kit, the list of things you can add is a mile long. There are so many wonderful natural options for all kinds of ailments that can be added. Here are some of our favourites..
-Lavender. Known as “the Swiss Army knife’ of essential oils due to its wide variety of uses. It can be applied neat to burns, cuts, wounds, bites, stings and sunburn to help soothe, disinfect, heal and reduce scarring. It can also be used to calm the mind, aid sleep and put on pulse points to repel mozzies.
-Eucalyptus Peppermint. It has all the benefits of Eucalyptus oil, helping to ease respiratory problems and stuffy noses, as well as muscular aches and pains and mental exhaustion. It is also gentle enough to be used on younger children.
-Peppermint. Inhaled it be used to help with nausea, indigestion, digestive issues or clearing sinuses. It can also be diluted and dabbed on the temples to ease headaches, migraines and nervous stress.
-Tea tree. With its antiviral, bactericidal, fungicidal and immunostimulant properties, it can be used neat or in a carrier for treating numerous things. Wounds, cold sores, cuts, spots, athlete’s foot, verrucae, warts, bites and rashes, or for easing respiratory illnesses, viruses and genitourinary conditions are just a few.
-Coconut oil. Great as a carrier oil and on its own to help with nappy rash, chapped lips, dry skin or swished around the mouth for mouth ulcers and reducing gum inflammation and bacteria that causes bad breath.
-Arnica. For bruises, sprains, strains and muscle pains. Not to be used on open wounds or broken skin though.
-Calendula. For eczema, dermatitis and rashes or skin reactions.
-Aloe Vera. For burns, grazes and sunburn.
As we said before, the list could go on and on but these top few are a great place to start.