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Old 06-15-2013, 12:22 PM - Thread Starter
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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.  :)



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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.  

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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)


thieves oil


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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