When we travel, I like to make up my own mini travel first aid kit because I find there are a lot of things I don’t use in the standard kits you can buy. We are going away camping on a long weekend, and we don’t need an extensive first aid kit because it’s not a long trip, and we have access to shops. Below are the key things I like to have and what potential ailments they can be used for.
This all fits inside a lunch box so it’s easy to stash in a car or suitcase.
- Buy pain medication in bottles
- Use zip lock bags to keep bandaids in to keep them dry
- Tea tree oil is fabulous for travel, and the Thursday Plantation brand does it in a small 10ml bottle that’s perfect for camping (it comes in bigger bottles too)
- Tea tree oil for cleaning
- Cotton pad
Insect Bites and stings
- Tea tree oil for soothing
- Antihistamine (if necessary)
Spilinters & Prickles
- Tea tree oil
Wind Burn on Face
- Lip Balm
- Tea tree oil
- Aloe Vera gel
- Bandage and GET TO A DOCTOR
Headaches and general pain
- Anti-inflammatory gel
Tip: For travel I find it best to get the tablets in bottles (with a child proof lid)
- Hand sanitiser
- Sick bag
- If we swim a lot, I find having aqua ear helpful.
- Aloe Vera for potential burns (but hopefully not because I always take sunscreen!)
This are the items I use most for common ailments that can happen when we travel. Do you have any products you find useful for first aid when you travel?
Note: I obviously would recommend seeing a doctor or pharmacist with any concerns and advice on what you should use (I’m not recommending anything here, just sharing what I use).