How To Make a Holistic Health Kit

Holistic Health Kit Complements the Traditional First Aid Kit

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Modern Day Medicine Pouch

Most of us keep first aid kits handy for emergency use, These kits are strategically placed in our cars, campers, homes, etc. for easy and fast access. What you may not have considered is adding a companion kit filled with natural remedies.

Having everything in a ready-to-go satchel is a must for those occasional impromptu outings. You will want both your first aid kit and remedy pouch with you when camping, going on a hike, or taking extended trip.

How to Get Started 

My first medicine pouch was made from burlap with a cotton cord sewn inside a folded flap at the top. A makeshift drawstring bag. Simple enough! I actually think the burlap was recycled from a potato sack I recycled (I once worked in the produce department in my family's grocery store). I'm sure I cleaned it, but perhaps a more sterile material would have been a better choice. I have since upgraded to a canvas cross-body messenger bag with a zippered closure to keep things from possibly falling out. The typical messenger bag is a good choice for your medicine bag because it will likely include inner pockets for tucking in your smart phone when needed. 

In addition to the messenger bag I suggest getting some see-through mesh sacks to store smaller items inside for quicker access. After filled, toss them in the bigger bag. Doing this will save your search time later on. Not having to fumble through a grab bag looking for a particular item when you need to get your hands on something fast, 

List of Essentials to Include in Your Natural Remedy Health Kit

Some of these items are perishable or have a limited shelf life so be sure to periodically access the contents of your bag and replenish with fresh goods. Feel free to personalize your kit by including your own proven remedies.

Trauma Help: Flower essences that address shock or trauma (Bach Rescue Remedy or FES Five Flower Formula), Green fluorite for its shielding properties. Clear quartz crystal for its clearing abilities. Rose quartz for its emotional healing ability. These 3 gemstones can be used individually or as a team to calm anyone who is upset or hurting.

Immune Booster: Echinacea tinture, Vitamin C tablets. L-Lysine tabs

Purification: Sage wand for smudging (be sure to include a lighter or matchbook), 

Dehydration: Bottled water. Fruit juices in foil pouches and straws don't take up much room and work great too. 

Injuries: Aloe vera gel (for burns, cuts, abrasions, etc.) Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic.

Allergies: arsenicum album (homeopathic)

Sprains: Epsom salt (also great for soaking tired and sore feet after a day of traveling).

Calming Agents: Herbal teas (chamomile, lemon balm, ginger, peppermint, etc.), Lavender essential oil.

Energy Food Stuffs: Almonds, granola bars, dried fruits, etc.

Emergency Phone Numbers: Cell phone (or address book) with the contact phone numbers for your local hospital and health care providers.

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