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Does it happen that every time you leave on a vacation or trip, something inevitably goes downhill and all the natural remedies you’ve been stocking while waiting for this particular event to happen are finally needed? And then you’re like, YES I’m crunchy mom extraordinaire only to realize you haven’t packed them. Unfortunately, it’s hard to restock a natural medicine cabinet when you’re on the go.
Well this has happened to me many times. However, I’m going to be prepared from now on. I’m going to bring a little something for all the minor events I can think of, and be ready if they happen! Here’s what I’m stocking in my on-the-go natural medicine cabinet for traveling- perfect for kids and adults. This natural first-aid kit isn’t just for travel, however. I have it stocked and ready to go at all times at my house as well. These natural remedies will cover a wide variety of minor ailments!
Here’s what I’ve included:
Garlic Mullein Ear Oil
This is a MUST HAVE for any sign of an ear problems, including runny noses, crankiness, and of course ear pulling. I give it prophylactically at any possibility that an ear ache may be present or may develop. (This cannot be used if the eardrum is perforated!)
Lavender Essential Oil
This is my first-aid quick remedy for burns and bug bites, and the only essential oil I choose to occasionally use undiluted on small parts of the body.
*As with any essential oil, educate yourself. Do your research on the company you have chosen; call them and ask questions, research their farms, distillation processes, GC/MS reports, organic practices, and other data. Essential oils are powerful and must be treated as such. Please, keep them in a locked cabinet far away from children. If you want to know what essential oils I use, please contact me.
DIY First-Aid Spray
You can either make a First-Aid Spray or salve depending on your preference, to have ready for all minor cuts, scrapes, burns, bites, and rashes. (Major injuries need to be treated by a doctor!)
German Chamomile Essential Oil Roller
This has always been my go to remedy to support the skin, as the chamomile is an excellent anti-inflammatory. I always like to have it in case we have a skin problem that comes up. Make a 1% dilution with 2 drops of German chamomile essential oil in 10 mL of carrier oil mixed together in a 10 mL glass roller tube.
Calming Essential Oil Inhaler
For tantrums, anxiety, panic attacks, and long car rides, a calming essential oil inhaler (learn more about inhalers HERE) is must have support for the mind as well as the body. Make one with any number of calming essential oils including:
- Ylang Ylang
- Roman chamomile
For any bumps, bruises, and swelling, arnica is a must have, both topical and ingested as homeopathic medicine. Make your own Arnica Salve with this recipe from The Pistachio Project.
Coconut Oil Mini Packs
Because, coconut oil. Moisturizing, anti-septic, protective, it does it all.
When stress can be high, food is unusual, and the immune system gets depressed, probiotics are a good thing to continue daily.
For the same reason I bring probiotics, to keep the immune system healthy.
In any case of food poisoning or a viral stomach bug, these pills are absolutely necessary.
When traveling messes up digestion, magnesium helps with potty time which is very necessary. I like the Mag-Go Kids from Raise Them Well.
These are some of my favorite items to have on hand and ready to go both at home and when traveling for both kids and adults! They cover a wide variety of minor ailments you may be encounter. But of course, remember, for any serious medical emergency, please see a qualified practitioner.
What necessities do you bring on your travels?