Outfit Your First Aid Kit for Summer
There’s nothing better than a day at the beach! Or maybe you prefer to spend time camping, or even just relaxing on a staycation? Whatever you do or wherever you go this summer, it’s important to be prepared for those inevitable warm-weather nuisances like bug bites, sunburn, and rashes. Get started by building your own first aid kit stocked with natural and healthy options.
Every first aid kit should contain the essentials like bandages, gauze, and a thermometer. These items will help you treat minor injuries and check your body temperature. Also consider packing tweezers to help remove debris from skin, like splinters, bee stingers, or glass.
Boiron single medicines make an excellent addition to any kit as well. With so many medicines to choose from, it’s easy to customize your selection for each season.
For summer, you may find Belladonna 30C to be especially useful in relieving red, hot, and painful skin from burns or sunburn.* Prickly heat? Try Apis mellifica 30C for skin rashes with swollen, itchy skin that’s improved by cold applications.* You can also use it alongside Natrum muriaticum 30C, which reduces sun-induced rashes from sun allergy.* If you’re a mosquito magnet, make sure to stash Ledum palustre 30C in your kit to relieve swelling and itching from mosquito bites.*
Finally, no kit is complete without a pain reliever. Use Arnica montana 30C for muscle pain and stiffness, or to reduce pain, swelling, and discoloration from bruises.*
If you are traveling or camping, additional supplies like an emergency blanket, cold packs, and bug spray can come in handy. Try making your own from this list of natural repellants.
For even more choices for your first aid kit, use Boiron’s Homeopathic Medicine Finder. This free app can help you select the right medicine in three clicks or less.
*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.