How to Build a Natural First Aid Kit
We are all familiar with the little red and white boxes filled with bandages, gauze and tools to help with the emergencies of life. Many of us have these located around our homes, in our cars, on boats and various other places where they can be handy.
It is recommended that at least annually you take stock of your first aid kit and refresh supplies that have expired or that have been depleted. I personally recommend doing this prior to Spring when more outdoor activities start up and injury risks increase.
In considering what should go into your first aid kit, I also recommend a large amount of natural medicines that are ideal for first aid use. Using natural products is important in my family in order to decrease our exposure to chemicals, especially in times of health risk, but also to promote healing. I have found natural health products for first aid to be effective, gentle and easy to use as well without the guess work of figuring out what to use for what in times of need. Additionally, natural health medicines for first aid are inexpensive and easy to access making them ideal for replenishing without worry of out-of-stock items in the big box stores.
By far the biggest factor for me to use a natural medicine first aid kit was the versatility. If I’m out of something in my kit, there are plenty of natural elements in my kit that can be used as a substitute. In a worst case scenario I can also use directly from nature if our kit isn’t with us too.
Elements of Natural First Aid Kit
I like to include basics to help with things like bleeding and pain in tincture form so they are fast acting. Our bodies naturally respond in these situations to help but a homeopathic can provide that bridge of support while our body works to repair and stop what’s occurring.
In the homeopathic section I recommend:
Valerian – anxiety, tension and insomnia