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When packing to be away for more than a day or two, it is important to me that we have access to most of the natural and holistic items we use at home. When traveling to Costa Rica or on a long camping weekend I pack a small suitcase full of our home remedies and non-toxic toiletries. Here are a few of the items you will find in our all natural first aid kit.
Homeopathic Remedy Kit
I was introduced to homeopathy after my daughter became ill two years ago. We hired our local certified classical homeopath to come our home (Huge praise for home visits!) to provide the appropriate remedies in addition to a serious vitamin line up, essential oils and sunshine. The result was unbelievably quick, while safe and gentle. We have since taken classes from her and have used the remedies to treat pertussis, croup and the occasional hangover. Not mine.
Colloidal Silver is antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial. We use it for pink eye, ear infections, coughs and sore throats.
Turmeric is great for for teeth whitening and in golden milk tea in the evenings. It is said to provide anti-inflammatory properties, lower the risk of brain and heart disease, and to prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Powdered turmeric requires a healthy fat and black pepper in order for the curcumin (the main compound in turmeric) to be absorbed into our bodies. I make ours with almond milk, coconut oil and black pepper.
I am a lover of herbal tea, but it is hard to find organic tea on the road.
Homemade Hand Sanitizer
We keep a few in the car and each person carries a hand sanitizer on the plane made from aloe vera gel, witch hazel and essential oils Certain oils are antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal and antimicrobial. Anti-travel germs.
Activated charcoal is made from coconut shells and we use it for toothpaste and mixed with juice in the event of a stomach.
Coconut oil has many incredible uses. I mostly use it for oil pulling and teeth brushing, homemade toiletries like deodorant, toothpaste and body scrub, for baking and in my tea. I order it by the gallon at home, but I bring this cute little thing on the road.
We use garlic oil for ear infections in place of antibiotics.
The most perfect calendula balm that doubles as the girls' "lipstick."
We use Animal Scents in place of antibiotic ointment on scrapes, bug bites, and as lip balm. I have had this container eighteen months and it is half full.
I have used Young Living essential oils daily for six years for anything from treating illness and injury to teeth whitening and non-toxic home cleaners. I use around five to seven of them daily either topically, in the diffuser and in our cleaning products. I like to have several others with me while traveling because many of them provide antibiotic, antiviral and antimicrobial benefits.
What do you bring along in your family's wellness kit?
Please keep in mind that I am not a doctor or other health professional so please consult the appropriate professional before making any changes to your diet, health, or other applicable areas. You should always do what is right for your own personal life.
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