Natural First Aid Kit for Camping

Natural First Aid Kit for Camping by

I’m packing for our first camping trip of the summer right now.  We’ve gotten our routine down pretty well over the years, and a big part of that is knowing what minor injuries and illnesses we need to be prepared to handle.

Top 5 Tried and True Natural First Aid Remedies

  1. Angel Baby Bottom Balm is amazing for fungal rashes, itchy rashes, cuts, scrapes, chafing and minor burns.  It’s my petroleum-free, herb-infused, triple antibiotic ointment alternative.  It’s infused with lavender too, which is great for its antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties.
  2. Tea Tree Oil has so many uses that I could go on forever!  But here are my favorites for first aid: soothes insect bites, works as an antiseptic for cuts and burns, helps heal skin infections and tick bites.  It can also be used to treat colds, sinus infections and persistent coughs as aromatherapy.
  3. New Mama Bottom Spray provides much needed relief from sunburn, shaving rash and minor scrapes.  It’s loaded with all kinds of goodness like cucumber extract, witch hazel, antibacterial lavender and cooling peppermint.  And it happens to be my one and only facial toner and aftershave too.
  4. Mama Bottom Balm is wonderful for sensitive, swollen and bruised tissues.  It’s not just for new mommies with episiotomies either – it’s also my family’s go-to for hemorrhoid relief.  It soothes and cools with healing herbs like St. Johns wort, calendula and yarrow.  I’ll be adding some powdered yarrow to my kit too because I recently learned that this herb is a miracle for stopping bleeding fast.  Just a little sprinkle gets the job done.  And yarrow boasts anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties too.
  5. Hydrogen peroxide is not only excellent for cleaning stuff around camp, but also for treating skin infections, blocked or infected ears, sore throats, colds and inflamed gums.  Why didn’t I mention cleaning fresh wounds?  It’sa little too harsh, and all you really need is some real soap and water to cleanse minor cuts and abrasions.
READ:  DIY Vapor Chest Rub for Colds and Congestion

Toss in a little gauze, tape and band-aids and we’re ready to hit the road!

What’s in your camping first aid kit?

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Alicia Voorhies is a Nurse who decided to take a break to relax and enjoy her young kids after 13 years of working with disabled adults. She began to explore the world of alternative health ideas and was immediately attracted to the mysteries of endocrine disruptors and their effect on children. In 2007 she founded The Soft Landing along with her mom and sisters to help parents provide a safe, natural home for their children without drowning in an overwhelming sea of information.

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  • Jen @ Go Green

    I really need to put together our own first aid kit rather than the “pre-packaged” one that we have. Great tips here Alicia on things to include!

    • The Soft Landing Sisters

      So glad you found it helpful Jen! It took a few years of camping without the right stuff to get it all figured out. ~Alicia

  • Joanne

    Hi Alicia, do you have a favourite bug spray? My son is going to sleepover camp for a week and the citronella one I gave him last year “didn’t work”. Thanks!

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