Some of the remedies were purchased in a kit from The Red Tent Health Centre after attending their Natural Kids First Aid Course (which I highly recommend). Others are essentials I have come to know and love on my mothering journey.
In Our Natural Home Remedy Box:
Tea Tree Oil- to stop the itch of bug bites, as an antiseptic
Lavender Oil- applied directly to the skin to heal and soothe burns, for calming massages and rubs when there has been an upset
Arnica drops for bumps, bruises and strains, shocks, falls and sores
Arnica gel to apply on bumps, bruises and strains
Weleda Homeopathic Cold and Flu Pillules- effective for adults too at the onset of a cold or flu
Calms Forte- sleeplessness, traveling long distances in the car or by plane
Pulsatilla- for green/yellow mucus, clinginess, separation anxiety, stress, crying
Arconite- coughs, wheezing, fear, mental restlessness
Belladonna- for fever, teething sunburn, over heating
Bach Rescue Remedy- for transitions, stress, stabilising emotions, calming- I use this if we're going to do something new (school, playgroup, outing) and I know the children are a bit excited and axioms about it
An lavender eye pillow for Mama enforced 'quiet time'
A Tiger Warmer- click the link to find out more, basically an acupressure tool that works wonders for behaviour, sickness, immunity etc.
Naturally coloured lollipops for brave little souls who need a bit of a pick me up and change of perspective
Others things we usually have in the kit and need to restock:
Aloe vera gel for burns and minor wounds,
Calendula salve for scratches and other wounds that need healing,
Chamomilla for it's calming effects, ease of teething, sleeping, colic, eczema
Chinese Cough Medicine for the really bad coughs and colds
Manuka Honey Cough Syrup for coughs and sore throats that aren't as severe
Bandaids- are usually in my bag or purse for immediate use along with a few other things
Natural Indigo Cream from our Chinese Medical Doctor- works miracles for eczema
Do you have a natural first aid kit/box? If so, we'd love to hear what you have in it!
Would LOVE to hear...
Disclaimer- I am not, nor claiming to be a health professional in any way. Always seek advice from your preferred practitioner before using any kind of chemical or natural medication on yourself or your child.