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How To Make A Holistic Health Kit
Healing Essentials

from: healing.about.com

Most of us keep first aid kits handy for emergency use in our cars, campers, homes, etc. Have you considered adding a companion kit filled with natural remedies? Here are some essentials for filling a holistic health kit.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 1 hour

Here's How:

1. Take a heavy cotton drawstring bag or knapsack and gather the following healing supplies.

2. Trauma Help: flower essences (Bach Rescue Remedy or FES Five Flower Formula), green fluorite and/or clear quartz crystal

3. Immune Booster: echinacea, vitamin C tablets

4. Purification: sage wand (matchbook), tea tree oil soap

5. Dehydration: bottled water, fruit juices

6. Injuries: aloe vera gel (for burns, cuts, abrasions, etc.)

7. Allergies: arsenicum album (homeopathic)

8. Sprains: epsom salt (also great for soaking tired and sore feet in when traveling)

9. Calming agents: Herbal teas (chamomile, lemon balm, ginger, peppermint, etc.), lavender essential oil.

10. Energy food stuffs: almonds, granola bars, dried fruits, etc.

Tips:

1.Routinely replace any perishable items in your kit.
2. Personalize your kit by including your own proven remedies.

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I (Maggie) read about this on one of my herbal newsgroups, and fell in love with this idea, because it's so very customizable! Some comments I have: I'd absolutely recommend this site - http://www.herbsfromthelabyrinth.com - for wonderful tinctures, syrups, and other medicinal herbals, such as the Bach Rescue Remedy mentioned above. Excellent herbal teas can be found in most grocery or health food stores. We do not travel without our lavender body oil, healing salve, and comfrey hydrosol - those would be great items to add to your first aid kit. I also think these would make fabulous, personalized gifts...you could make one for your neice heading off to college, or for a new monther, for example. We'd love to hear comments and suggestions for items you would put in your herbal first aid kit.

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