Make Your Own Completely Natural First Aid Kit

By Paul Pinkerton
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A First Aid Kit is an essential component in every home, workplace and some would even say when you’re traveling in any way. The whole point of a First Aid Kit is to keep us safer by minimizing any damage or after effects due to an accident or a minor injury.

We have a couple here in the office, and because we’re often outdoors we’ve got smaller personalized kits that are usually with us as well.

While many stores will sell generic, pre-made First Aid Kits that come equipped with the various medical necessities, there is always the option of making your own so that you can be sure of what ingredients are in your kit.

 

There has been a huge upsurge in the use of alternative medicines, and the offshoot of that is that many people use Essential Oils along with more traditional first aid supplies. As there’s so much information about First Aid Kits, we are going to focus mostly on these for this article.

One of the first things you should do is find a good container to put your First Aid Kit in; it doesn’t have to be a bag, it can be a box, just something that will keep everything safe and protected. Once you have found the right sized container, you will be able to start working on what to put into your homemade, natural, First Aid Kit.

 

Putting a first aid kit like this together can be a very personal thing as you are going to know what will work best for you and your family and what ailments you suffer from that require the assistance of your new kit.

Use this article as a basic guide, we are not qualified to give you medical advice but we can point you in the right direction, there are many great resources on the web and in books to further your understanding and knowledge of natural healing, and it’s definitely worth referring to them to increase your knowledge and understanding. Hopefully, this will be your gateway into getting the best natural FAK for you.

Essential oils are a great addition to any natural First Aid Kit because they can help soothe the mind as well as heal and address physical ailments.

 

As far as essential oils go, there are many different kinds, so researching which essential oils to use for your specific needs is a must so that you can get the best personalized kit together.

Adding various teas to a natural first aid kit can also be a great way to stay healthy and get healthy once you fall ill. They are a great help with sore throats but can also help with headaches and stress, and there are many soothing and calming teas. There are also some teas that will help with sleeping issues as well.

 

Honey is a great addition too and can be used to help with a wide array of ailments such as a sore throat, and some say even heart disease.

There are a variety of items that you can add to your kit and the above list is just a start to get you heading in the right direction. We do not always need to head to the nearest drug store for remedies, often, what you need is right in the home already, and you can often find good prices online if you know what you’re shopping for, so go take a look and see what you can discover.

Here are just a few common Essential Oils and their applications:

Chamomile

  • Acne
  • Bee and wasp stings
  • Boils
  • Bruises
  • Cuts
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema

Clove

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bruises
  • Ear aches
  • Fungal infections
  • Heat rash
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Wounds and cuts

Frankincense

  • Acne
  • Boils
  • Cysts
  • Disinfectant for cuts and grazes
  • Insect bites
  • Scar tissue
  • Warts

Lavender

  • Acne
  • Disinfectant for cuts and grazes
  • Insect bites
  • Minor burns
  • Skin rashes

Rosemary

  • Soothe digestive issues
  • Relieve muscle aches and pains

Tea Tree

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Disinfectant
  • Insect bites
  • Nail fungus
  • Warts

 

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