Organic First Aid
Our modern world is filled with synthetic materials that place our immune system under enormous pressure, especially with our little ones. Most of us resort to the ‘traditional’, yet harmful remedies, without much thought into what is entering or applied to our bodies.
The average woman applies 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day without knowing. Within seconds, these chemicals are absorbed into the skin, entering the bloodstream, that carry out through our bodies with no detoxification process in between.
Leaves you feeling a little nauseous right?
Though there is no accurate percentage of chemicals that absorb into the bloodstream, the thought is still alarming. It’s time to have a look at what we can do to reduce the chemical stressors in our human system. For your long-term health and your family’s, why don’t you look at your skin from a different perspective? The next time you apply a product to your skin, pause and imagine those substances being absorbed and transferred throughout the body. Are you comfortable with this imagery? If not, then how about transitioning to all natural products, with ingredients you and your family can feel safe using.
In my experience, natural products are often the most effective means of fighting infections, allergies and injuries in the most holistic manner. Creating a natural first aid kit will help you save money, minimize the use of toxic products, reduce packaging and create very little waste.
THIS LIST CONTAINS ALL OF THE NECESSITIES THAT ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE BARE BONE ESSENTIALS FOR A NATURAL, MINIMALIST FIRST AID KIT:
Natural adhesive wound care is an all round must for the all-natural first aid kit. Thankfully, we have a solution that is made from 100% organic bamboo fibre and natural ingredients, PATCH.
PATCH strips are the perfect organic, hypoallergenic and biodegradable wound care alternative, added with extra goodness in the form of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil. Designed with mineral-based ingredients for all sensitive skin types and those who desire to remove harmful chemicals from their cabinet.
When it comes to compression BANDAGES & SWABS, finding a natural alternative can be difficult. My advice? Make sure you always look for organic cotton (free from pesticides and herbicides), organic hemp and organic bamboo fiber. These are the most ethical, environmentally sustainable options too. Not to mention, are highly important to have on standby, especially for the little ones.
For Cold and Immune System remedies, we like soothing taste of Bamboo Tea. Bamboo Cold Therapy Tea is a unique product, grown organically and processed with love in Central Florida. This zippy tea is perfect for getting over a sore throat or adding a little spice to your life. A fantastic blend of organic ginger, organic lemongrass, organic turmeric, and organic Bamboo Leaf Tea the tea is sure to please. (this tea contains 60% bamboo)
This blend is also the perfect tea for getting over a cold or even better preventing one. Bamboo, lemongrass, and ginger are all anti-inflammatory herbs. Ginger also helps to enhance the benefits of the other ingredients by dilating blood vessels and increasing circulation. The lemongrass / ginger combination has long been used in Central and South America as well as the Caribbean for upper respiratory infections. Bamboo adds a new dimension in detoxing the body and cleansing the liver which is the main filter of the body.
Hemp Oil has a 3:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, a balance that has been shown to support heart health and promote proper cardiovascular function. These nutrients play a role in many biological processes and may help prevent a number of degenerative diseases.
Epsom Salt is the all-around alleviate of constipation, muscle soreness, and sore throats. When wintertime hits, I like to do a daily gargle to clear my throat and reduce inflammation. Bathing in Epsom salt is perfect for relieving stiffness and tight joints too, not to mention the beautiful taste of applying it to your food (but don’t go overboard).
Creating an all-natural first aid kit doesn’t have to be difficult. Use these tips as a guideline for the most natural, eco-friendly DIY kit! We will be adding to our Eco Friendly Kit once a month so check it out and discover Organic Options for Whole Body healing !