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10 Must-Have Herbs: Building a Summer-Ready DIY Herbal First Aid Kit

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Share with your littles the joy of gardening

Welcome to June, wellness warriors! I hope you have been taking advantage of this great weather as I have. I have finally gotten all my garden planted - how about you? Unfortunately all this rain in our area, while making everything so green and lovely (and growing), is bringing out those pesky mosquitos and wasps - and that means bites. Ouch!


Well did you know that pharmaceuticals have a history based on natural products? So let's get Back to Nature in the best way possible. If you are still in a green thumb state of mind, consider adding some herbs to your garden or a least in a few pots on your deck.


Why? - well, it's time to spice up your first aid kit with a touch of nature - introducing the DIY Herbal First Aid Kit! Say goodbye to the ordinary and hello to the extraordinary healing powers of herbs. Let's dive into the 10 essential herbs that will revolutionize your first aid experience.

Aloe Vera cut up for healing burns
Aloe Vera is great for healing burns

  1. The Soothing Superstar

Aloe Vera is a must-have in any first aid kit. Its gel is a natural remedy for burns, minor cuts, and skin irritations. Just slice open a leaf and let the magic of Aloe Vera work its wonders. I always have a plant right above my sink. Try putting the unused part of what you cut off in the freezer for extra cooling relief.


2. The Healing Hero

Calendula is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and soothing effects on skin conditions like rashes and insect bites. Add a Calendula salve to your kit for instant relief.


3. The Calming Companion

Lavender isn't just for aromatherapy; it's also a powerful antiseptic. Use Lavender essential oil to disinfect wounds and promote relaxation at the same time.


A field of lavender in rows
Lavender is a powerful antiseptic

4. The Stress Reliever

Chamomile can calm more than just your mind - it's great for treating skin irritations, cuts, and even bug bites. Keep a Chamomile tincture handy for all your first aid needs. Or like me - I have put a used tea bag right on a bite - works great!


5. The Immune Booster

Echinacea is your go-to herb for boosting immunity and fighting off infections. Prepare a tincture or tea to give your immune system a natural kick. You can also try out this product for an all natural immune boost - best yet, you can chew, swallow, or use the tablets as tea.


peppermint in a metal bowl on a table
Peppermint is a natural pain reliever

6. The Bruise Banisher

Arnica is perfect for treating bruises, muscle soreness, and sprains. Keep Arnica oil or cream in your first aid kit for quick relief.


7. The Bone Mender

Comfrey is known for its bone-healing properties. Use a Comfrey poultice to accelerate the healing of fractures and sprains. Or try out this option for building better bone strength using all natural ingredients.


8. The Cooling Sensation

Peppermint is not just for fresh breath; it's also a natural pain reliever. Peppermint oil can soothe headaches, muscle aches, and even sunburns. Menthol also works wonders. Here is a cream specifically for joint and muscle pain - trust me - it works! I always have some on hand.

a plantain plant in the yard
Plantain is great for treating bug bites and stings

9. The Skin Saver

Plantain is a versatile herb that's great for treating minor wounds, bug bites, and stings. A Plantain salve is a must-have for outdoor adventures. Did you know plantain leaves are easy to find in most yards?


10. The Digestive Defender

Ginger is not just for tea; it's also excellent for soothing digestive issues, motion sickness, and nausea. Keep some Ginger candy in your first aid kit for on-the-go relief.




Conclusion


There you have it, wellness warriors - the ultimate guide to creating your DIY Herbal First Aid Kit. With these ten essential herbs, you'll be prepared to tackle any minor ailment or injury with the power of nature. Say goodbye to chemical-laden remedies and hello to the beauty of herbal healing. It's time to embrace the world of herbal first aid and let nature be your guide in times of need. Happy healing!


Oh and don't forget about that special man in your life. Check out this bundle - just in time for Fathers Day!


So, next time you rush to the drugstore for a quick fix, look for those with all natural ingredients that Mother Earth has to offer. Your Herbal First Aid Kit is waiting to revolutionize your first aid game!


Until next time ~ may your days be filled with more joy than a dog chasing its own tail!

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