Thursday, July 30, 2009

Travel First Aid Kit

We’re traveling again soon; we have three trips scheduled—one each for October, November, and December. A post on Maya Made last week reminded me about the necessity of including a first aid kit in our packing.

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I’m not a doctor and, therefore, am not making recommendations on what should be in your first aid kit. Maya Made’s choices gave me a good list to consider; from that I made my own shopping list to supplement what’s already in my medicine cabinet.

  • Arnica Spray: external use for muscle aches and pains, as well as bruises from falls
  • Arnica Montana Pellets: dissolves in the mouth for reducing pain, swelling, and discoloration from bruises
  • Burt’s Bees Res-Q Ointment: aids in healing wounds, cuts, burns and bruises
  • Rescue Remedy: for relief of occasional stress or anxiety
  • EcoGuard Bandages: latex-free
  • Desert Essence Towelettes: contains lavender, tea tree, and palmarosa
  • Neosporin: antibiotic ointment
  • Tylenol
  • Aloe Vera Ointment: for minor cuts, burns, insect bites, irritations, and sunburn

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

Maya Made provides a tutorial for making a first-aid envelope, including an adaptation for using it with a belt. I have a small bag previously made using a pattern from Amy Karol’s book Bend the Rules and am using that instead. Everything tucks quite neatly inside.


meg said...

Such a good idea to have on-hand, although my mom would argue that you only need the Neosporin; it cures all ills, apparently. ;)

grendelskin said...

Good call! I keep one in my car also (though I don't have a lovely cover, my car is not a good spot for pretty things!). I also pack after-sun lotion in our kits.

jessica said...

i keep rescue remedy with me at all times.

Niki RuralWritings said...

never heard of rescue remedy...and it really works??? Who makes it and where can i buy it?
Have a great weekend

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Nice idea! Your ingredients are very naturally holistic.
I usually carry an antidiarrheal medication if we are traveling anywhere exotic, and water purifying tablets which can be purchased at a camp goods store. One trip to the Grand Canyon taught me that lesson! The water was turgid, and we all became ill.

Storybook Woods said...

Great kit, I swear by Arnica. When the girls were little (and running inot everything) I did not go anywere without it. xoxox Clarice

Diane Schuller said...

I have a travel first aid kit but it certainly is not tucked inside such a pretty envelope. I too have mostly safe items such as yours. Those towelettes sure sound nice and something I should consider adding to mine. I also have a tiny pair of scissors, gauze (for wrapping), and gauze pads (to cover a bad scrape or cut). I have a homeopathy first aid kit that is filled with homeopathic remedies and when I go somewhere I grab it too and toss it in the car. I love how you pretty everything up June.

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Rick Ealno said...

What a cut, quick and helping small
travel first aid kits
, and with a pit holder¿? who whould have thought about it right?... great idea, very smart, I like it.