Holistic holiday first aid kit – part 2 19 Mar 2020
So I am off on holiday to Japan and thinking about what to pack apart from the obvious clothes, toothbrush etc. In part 1 I discussed my two go to solutions. So now I wanted to share some other ideas:
MOA, TheGreenBalm can be used to soothe dry itchy skin, calm minor rashes and burns. It contains both tea-tree oil which is a natural anti-bacterial agent and yarrow a herb well know for its skin-healing properties.
Fushi wild andiroba oil harvested from the tropical rainforests of south and central america has antibacterial and antiinflamatory properties in the oil. Which makes it great for sunburn, repelling bugs and to moisturize dry or damaged hair. A more readily available remedy is aloe vera.
Ginger has long been the go to natural remedy for any type of sickness including travel sickness. Pukka three ginger tea also contains galangal another plant often recommend for motion sickness as well as anti-inflamatory turneric and soothing licqorice root so it may be useful for calming an upset stomach as well as alleviating travel sickness.
Zap Ease from Incongnito (www.lessmosquito.com) is a natural mosquito-repellent maker. I haven't tried the product but it is award winning. A few "clicks" of Zap-Ease around the area of a bit "has the effect of localising the posing and inhibiting the histimine release, which causes the itch and the urge to scratch". The device is harmless but not recommended for kids under 2 years old and people with pacemakers.