This past weekend we had plans to camp at a lake around 3 hours away. Everything was set and ready to go; we took off Friday afternoon and made it to the campground right before dark. The trip wasn’t looking to promising with 45mph winds, we didn’t see a single camper outside of their motorhomes and not a single tent in sight. We had already reserved 2 nights and hoped that the next day the forecast would change. 4:30 am we woke to our 3 year old crying.. and crying.. and crying. He was too tired to say much more than he wanted to go home and was scared. By the time it was light out he told us his ear hurt; which made sense since he has been nursing a bad cough this past week. Without a single remedy in the camper, we were forced to make our way back home… in 45mph head winds. Although it was disappointing to waste so much gas money and not even see the lake, it would have been too windy to enjoy the trip. We did end up stopping at a gas station for tylenol so we could make it home.
As soon as we got home I made a run to the store for supplies to organize my collection of natural medicines; which were scattered across a few different containers in the bathroom pantry. I found a great solution which will allow me to easily pack the most essential supplies when we travel. Ideally, I would like to find 1 zippered bag which will house the main container along with the bigger items that I currently have in the polka dot bag below. I’ll keep searching until I find the perfect solution, but for now, this works.
Please note that I am not a medical professional. Links to the products are for informational purposes only, please do your own research before purchasing/using any products. Most everything I have I purchased myself through DoTerra, my local Natural Grocers store, and collected over time on a ‘as needed’ basis. I’ll be honest: I use my doTERRA essential oils far more than any of the homeopathics. If I were to prioritize my purchases I would buy the essential oils first, then the wishgarden tinctures, salves, and lastly the homeopathics. That’s not because I’m a doTERRA consultant, but because I’ve seen the effects of them on my family and they work; well.
I never leave the house without at least *some* of my oils. These are my ‘first aid’ oils which I keep in a keyring and will now travel with us on any trips. The usage guide breaks down how to use the oils by both oil name or ailment. The roll ons go in the bag from the photo with the polka dot bag, I took them out for display purposes. I like to put the oils in the tiny 5/8 dram so that I can have them in more than one spot around the house and also in keyrings. Plus, it’s easy to swap out my key ring oils if there’s one I’m not actively using.
Here are just a few of the most common/general uses of these oils:
•Peppermint: Great for fevers and headaches
•Lavender: Cuts, bruises, bites, stings
•Lemon: antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, astringent
•Breathe: Relief from colds, allergy symptoms, congestions, sinus problems, etc…
•Melaleuca (tea tree oil): Antimicrobial -works on Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi!
•Clove Bud: Gum and Tooth pain
•On-Guard: Supports immune system
•Terrashield: To repel bugs
•In Tune roll-on: Improves mental clarity- also used as a cologne or body scent
•Solace: A must have for cramps.. during shark week…
•PastTense: Great for headaches!
•Deep Blue: Cool, Soothing, and Anti-inflammatory. A must have for sore muscles and I prefer it over arnica any day!
This is not even half of my stash of oils. I’m serious when I say that I use them daily. I would give up my whole homeopathic first aid kit over my oils any day! If you are interested in DoTERRA oils, be sure to contact me!
This is the A-Z guide.. it’s the size of a CD case and fits in my bag perfectly.
This is a craft container that I found at Walmart (I only shop there about once a year, for emergencies like this!). It fit everything perfectly (for now!) and I love that I can see everything from the outside. It’s double sided so each photo shows one side of the container. Here are the contents of my First Aid Kit(s):
1.) Hylands Arnica Montana 30x (bruising & muscle soreness) • 2.) Gelsenium Semp. (headaches & flu) • 3.) Calcarea Phos. (teething) • 4.) Pulsatilla Nig. (colds with runny nose) • 5.) Aconitum Napellus (colds and fevers) • 6.) Bryonia Alba (dry cough) • 7.) Liquid Arnica (muscle soreness/bruising) • 8.) Kick-Ass Sinus • 9.) Rhus Tox. (artritis pain and teething) • 10.) Goldenseal Salve • 11.) Activated Charcol (NaturoKit product, out of business) • 12.) Super Salve • 13.) Wild Weed Salve (NaturoKit went out of business, unfortunately) • 14.) Kick-It Immune for Kids • 15.) Nerve Tonic Stress Relief
Next.. This is a makeup bag that houses some extra items or items that just don’t fit anywhere else. It’s not my style at all and I’ll be searching for something better.. but it’ll work for now! My doTerra oils also go in here, I took them out for display purposes..
1.) Pink Eye Relief • 2.) Kick-Ass Immune (for adults) • 3.) Super Salve (arnica salve) • 4.) Stethoscope -Has saved us a few trips to the doctor! • 5.) Otoscope -a must have for anyone with kids! It’s not *professional* grade but you can clearly see the ear drum and know if you need treatment. Also saved us a few doctor visits. • 6.) Emergen-C packs • 7.) Bug Spray made with doTerra terrashield essential oil • 8.) Colloidal Silver