You never quite know when a first aid kit will come in handy for life’s little curveballs. From coughs to cuts, having a natural first aid kit on hand can save time and money. There is no need to resort to medication for every ailment, particularly when natural remedies can be as equally as effective.
So, what should you put in your first aid kit?
Necessity Fixaderm Skin Repair Lotion: This is a must for every First Aid kit. Fixaderm has been called “First Aid in a bottle” because it is effective in such a wide range of applications where skin is damaged. It can be used for cuts, scratches, grazes, minor burns, sunburn, rashes, insect bites and stings, and fungal infections. It also soothes hives and eczema and can reduce scarring. The active ingredients include Calendula infused oil, Lavender essential oil, Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin) essential oil, Rosehip (Rosa Eglanteria) seed-fixed oil, and Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) essential oil. These are blended with a range of excipient oils which interact synergistically to enhance the effectiveness of the product.
98alive (Melaleuca Alternifolia Concentrate: This is a product derived from Tea tree oil. The toxic components have been removed from the essential oil so it can be taken internally in capsule form. It is an amazing immune booster, and should be in every first aid kit to help control colds and flu and promote general health. For further information about this product you can contact Necessity.
Activated Charcoal: Ideal for diarrhea, vomiting, food poisoning and other intestinal related illnesses.
Baking Soda: Did you know baking soda can ease heartburn or urinary tract infections? Take ¼ teaspoon to help alleviate the pain.
Eucalyptus Oil: Eucalyptus is ideal for colds and sinus infections and is best used as a steam inhalation.
Ginger: Available in many forms including capsules and tea bags, ginger can aid digestive upsets and motion sickness.
Lavender Oil: This all-purpose essential oil is suitable for insomnia, headaches, wounds and anxiety. It can be applied directly to the skin. It is one of the active ingredients of Fixaderm.
Laxative Tea: Constipation can be problematic, particularly when travelling. Laxative tea contains senna and is usually combined with other flavours such as ginger, cinnamon or fennel due to its unpleasant taste.
Licorice Tea: This tea is particularly suited to soothe sore throats and aid with sluggish digestive systems.
Peppermint Oil: Like ginger, peppermint tea is practical for an upset stomach or illness. It can also be used externally for headaches or nausea. Administer a couple of drops behind the ears and on the feet for maximum effect.
Thyme: Thyme essential oil can be added to water and used as a mouthwash to help a toothache or a sore throat. It can also be combined with boiling water and inhaled to aid a cold or flu.
There are so many different natural and essential oils that you can spend a long time studying how to use them to the greatest advantage. It is our goal at Necessity to bring you the best skincare possible using plant oils, including the best essential oils, and to help you learn how to use natural products which can be taken internally to promote health.
We recommend Chris Woollams’ online newsletter, “CancerActive” as a source of useful research information.