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First Aid

First Aid

Making Your Own Natural First Aid Kit

Rather than reaching for chemically laden medicines and products, use a natural first aid kit instead!  After all, you encourage your family to use natural or organic products on their body and eat healthily, so it makes sense to provide them with natural first aid products to use too!  The issue then becomes, what are the best natural products to add to your first aid kit?  We know and we’ll share our essential first aid list products next.

What Supplies Do I Need in My Natural First Aid Kit?

A great first aid kit contains all the essential items needed to help a sick or injured person in the short-term.  This can vary from helping put a broken arm in a sling, treating a bee sting or patching up a scraped knee.  There are plenty of professionally designed first aid kits, but the problem is, they’re not tailored for individuals.  They often contain professional medical supplies or medicines, which may never be used or wanted in the first place.

Consequently, the best decision is to make your own natural first aid kit with items you and your family would use!  We’ve put together a list of essential supplies to get you started:

  • Sticking plasters and bandages – keep a selection of different sizes and types inside your kit.  From large triangular ones to our Patch Aloe Vera Adhesive Strips for delicate skin.
  • Hand sanitiser – useful to have for cleaning your hands before and after dealing with body fluids.
  • Skin antiseptic balm – an antiseptic balm is ideal for putting onto little cuts, scrapes and itchy bites.  We suggest the natural NZ made Kawakawa Ta Moko Balm.
  • Vapour rub – stop those sniffles and blocked noses in their tracks! Our Simple As That Vapour Rub for babies is a complete essential in your family’s kit.
  • Arnica – available in many forms, arnica is great at reducing swelling and helping with healing.  An arnica cream would be best.
  • Bug repellant – a preventative rather than a reactive product, mosquito repellant can help stop skin bumps and itches before they even begin!
  • Chamomile tea bags – while these work wonderfully at helping you sleep when used as a tea to drink, a wet chamomile tea bag can also help reduce swelling and inflammation.
  • Essential oils – lavender and frankincense are worth adding to your kit.
  • Ginger – as a powder or tablet form, ginger helps to soothe upset tummies.
  • Muscle balm – for aches and pains, a balm to rub onto sore muscles such as the Kawakawa Natural Deep Heat Massage Oil is lovely.

Don’t forget to also add scissors, safety pins, gloves and your family’s essential medicines inside your kit too.  If you’d like help compiling natural products for your first aid kit, let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Coconut Oil Kids

Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Coconut Oil Kids

$8.99
Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Aloe Vera

Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Aloe Vera

$8.99
Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Charcoal

Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Charcoal

$8.99
Dr Bronner's - Organic Hand Sanitizer

Dr Bronner's - Organic Hand Sanitizer

$12.99
Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Natural

Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Natural

$8.99
Eco Tan Organic Personal Outdoor Spray

Eco Tan - Organic Personal Outdoor Spray

$19.95
Vanessa Megan - Bug Off My Baby - Roll On

Vanessa Megan - Bug Off My Baby - Roll On

$22.00
Kawakawa Rotorua - Natural Deep Heat Massage Oil

Kawakawa Rotorua - Natural Deep Heat Massage Oil

$15.00
Cedar + Stone - Coconutty Peppermint Hand Sanitiser

Cedar + Stone - Coconutty Peppermint Hand Sanitiser

$12.00
SIMPLE As That - Vapour Rub Baby

SIMPLE As That - Vapour Rub Baby

$16.95
SIMPLE As That - Vapour Rub

SIMPLE As That - Vapour Rub

$16.95
Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Charcoal 2 Pack

Patch Natural Bamboo Adhesive Strips - Charcoal 2 Pack

$2.99
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