Natural Remedies – Kits for Home & Travel
A few weeks ago we were out for a walk when saw our neighbor and friend, Marlene. She had just returned from a trip with her family, and she had gotten sick from being on the airplane. I asked her what she was taking, and she said she was taking oil of oregano. I told her how I used oil of oregano to get rid of my strep last year—love that stuff!
Marlene and I mused on how sometimes when we get sick or injured we have this mental block, and can’t remember what to take for it. It’s so true! I can always think of just the natural remedy when it happens to someone else, but sometimes I forget when it’s my own family.
So I asked Marlene if she would help me create my own kits (one for home and one for travel) to put an end to forgetting (or not having something on hand) once and for all. The next week we went out for tea, sat outside and created our list. Finally, Marlene and I shopped for the items I didn’t have, and voila! Now I am prepared. Such a nice feeling.
The difference between my travel kit and my home kit is that I have more natural remedies for cold and flu in my home kit. Also, I refrigerate oil of oregano and elderberry syrup once they’re open.
Natural Remedies – Kits for Home and Travel
My natural remedies kit for home contains:
Elderberry Syrup —we use it for immune support
Mullein Garlic Oil —we use it for earaches
Oil of Oregano —we use it for bacterial infections
Eucalyptus Oil —we use a few drops mixed with olive oil on the chest to help with breathing
Thyme Oil —we use a few drops mixed with olive oil on the chest for coughs
Monolaurin —we use it for viruses and bacterial infections
Children’s Cold & Flu Relief —we use it for congestion, sore throat, runny nose, etc
Magnesium Citrate —we use it for constipation
Rhus Tox homeopathic —we use it for chicken pox
Ferrum Phosphoricum homeopathic—we use it for fever
Arnica homeopathic —we use the cream for soreness and the pellets to prevent bruising
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for the suggestions in the comments! I didn’t mean to forget arnica so I am adding it now!
My natural remedies for travel kit contains:
Lavender Oil —we use it on cuts to clean the area and kill bacteria, and on burns (after they are cool!)
Activated Charcoal —we use it for nausea (and keep some home for during detoxing)
Emergen C —we use it for immune support while traveling, and it helps to keep us regular
Apis homeopathic —for bee stings
Ledum homeopathic —taken orally for a puncture
Arsenicum homeopathic —for diarrhea
And finally you will see I have Benedryl, which is not a natural remedy, but it can save your life if you or your child has an allergic reaction. I keep it for emergencies only.
Note: I think it’s best not to leave this kit in the car or expose it to heat.
UPDATE: Darla left me a comment on Facebook saying that homeopathics and essential oils shouldn’t be stored together. So good to know! So I will be putting my homeopathics in a smaller zebra zipper bag within the bag. Thanks Darla!
What natural remedies do you use? Share with us in the comments!
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