Hi mamas! I'd like to know: What do you consider the basics/fundamentals/essentials of your natural medicine cabinet?*
Right now I pretty much just keep on-hand colloidal silver, tea tree oil, activated charcoal, turmeric and coconut oil, which has been fine for me 'til now. However, I have a baby now and want to have my medicine cabinet ready for any illnesses that might crop up along the way! I live in Europe, and many natural remedy ingredients aren't easily available here, so I want to stock up on my next trip to the U.S.
*Disclaimer: My "medicine cabinet" is just a shoe box in my bedroom cabinet. :)
I have eucalyptus oil for stuffy ness and congestion. Lavender oil for rashes/bites. Witch Hazel, garlic oil, a rice bag. Plus I also do have pain reliever, cold med, benadryl, neosporin and bandaids, tapes, wraps. Which aren't "natural" but a need IMO. I also really love my "green stuff" from Burts Bees. I put it on bruises and scrapes and bug bites.
Nate dog 5/15/04
Lil' G 11/8/07
My Shamrock 3/17/10
we have mint (as in the plant and I dry it) red raspberry leaf, strawberry leaf, blueberry leaf, lemon balm - all dried, in addition to many other herbs, some fresh (year rounds) and some I have to keep dried
I have a live aloe plant and raw honey for burns
elderberry soaked brandy (cold and or flu care)
I also travel with a bottle of peroxide (I know it's not natural) and I carry honey sticks as well
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