Looking for natural alternatives to the stuff you have in your first aid kit? Look no further. Nature has equipped us with tons of things to heal wounds, and help with pain far before the band-aid was even developed. We’ve put together a list of natural options you can add to your box of first aid remedies.
Witch hazel is known for being great with cuts and scrapes. The benefits don’t just end with wounds. It is also known to soothe emerging pimples, loosen blackheads, relieve hemorrhoids, stop bleeding, prevent razor burns, and reduce puffy eyes. Believe it or not, the benefits don’t end there. You’ll find countless uses for this first aid and cosmetic staple.
This natural oil is one of those things that just don’t stop giving. Lately, it’s made a huge impact in media for some reason, but coconut oil isn’t anything new. It’s been acting as a natural makeup remover, antifungal treatment, diaper cream and skin salve for natural products lovers for years. Coconut oil is great for dry skin, chapped lips and dry hair. If you’re a foodie, you can definitely whip up some amazing dishes with this oil as well. Now that’s a multipurpose product.
Aloe vera is often an active ingredient in many commercial products aimed to help with burns and blisters. Aloe vera can work just as well on house burns as any Neosporin can. Your skin and hair will love aloe vera for its endless cosmetic benefits too.
I’ve got baking soda in my first aid kit for severe heartburn and urinary tract infections. Taking about ¼ tsp of baking soda can offer some quick relief.
If you are experience muscle pain of any sort then a good soaking in Epsom salt will do your body good. In addition to helping with pain, epsom salt can also help to remove splinters!
In addition to adding a spicy kick to some of your favorite dishes, cayenne pepper may deserve a spot in your medicine cabinet too after hearing these benefits. Applied topically, cayenne powder helps to stop bleeding quickly. Some say cayenne better can also help increase internal blood flood and clear blockage.
Written by Christine Barlow, Inventor of 5 Phases Eco-Friendly Baby Bottle System
Mom Christine Barlow is the inventor of 5 Phases eco-friendly and non-toxic baby bottles, the safest and healthiest way to bottle feed your baby. Her inspiration in creating an alternative to traditional feeding bottles came after the birth of her 1lb 7oz micro-preemie baby. Having a compromised child, she became aware how environmental factors were affecting our children. With all the concerns of plastics and infants being the most vulnerable, she felt there was a need for more options for parents who wanted to use glass. She knew she had to act – and the 5 Phases Hybrid Glass Baby Bottles were born.
5 Phases is dedicated to helping families achieve a healthier and organic lifestyle. Starting with baby, they develop products keeping both the environment and health of your family in mind. And when it comes to your baby nothing else will do – Christine knows, she’s a mom too!
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