First Aid Kits - make your own using natural remedies

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Basic Travel First Aid Kit
It depends where you're going or how much you want to carry, but one thing is sure, minor irritations and injuries untreated can ruin a holiday.
This kit has been well thought out for traveling lightly, many of the items in this basic travel kit are multi purposed. The kit covers sunburn, insect bites, cuts and grazes, minor burns, sprains and strains, bruising, gum irritations, headache, muscular aches and pains, travel sickness, coughs, colds & minor respiritory irritations or difficulty - and the age old traveler's complaint - Diarrhoea

Put these items together in something like a clear plastic zippered pouch

  • Bottle of Myrrh tincture (Use it for disinfectant for wounds or
    dental and gum problems)
  • Bottle of Arnica tincture (bruises, sprains and strains)
  • Tiger balm (muscle aches, headaches, cold related respiratory complaints
     - also effective as insect repellent)
  • Water purifing drops or tablets - (if in doubt about purity of drinking water)
  • Aloe Vera gel (for sunburn or other burns)
  • Antihistamine if you suffer allergies,
    or a natural alternative such as Selene Homeopathics Eureka Mini Kits
  • Purified Fullers Earth (Diarrhoea)
  • A sachet of electrolyte replacing drink powder (rehydration after diarroea or vomiting)
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Peppermint drops (if prone to travel sickness)
  • 1 packet surgical wipes
  • 1 elastic bandage
  • 1 instant ice pack
  • A small roll of hand-tearable medical tape
  • Some gauze pads
  • A few assorted size waterproof bandaids
  • Aspirin - ( it could save someone else's life during a heart attack)
  • Travel-sized hand sanitizer

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