Summer is my favourite time of the year. Besides the beautiful weather we get to enjoy day after day, it is also the time to go on long vacations. I’m not much of a traveller, but seeing how much my husband and the girls look forward to it, I give in and share the excitement.
With two daughters, packing a first aid kit is a must. Before I started making bath and body products, I would have up to 7 medical products in my kit. Now, I only bring three all natural ones to take care of our needs:
Ginger and Frankincense Skin Butter-used as a rub for headaches, tummy cramps, indigestion and sore muscles. When any of us feel like a cold coming on, we just massage the butter onto our back, neck, and shoulders twice a day.
Neem and Tree Skin Butter- used for skin irritations. This is mostly used by Beth for her skin when she hits the pool (chlorinated water) or when she stays out in the sun for too long. Scrapes and cuts do occur during outings and this butter comes in handy for those reasons. This is also a miracle worker for sunburn. It has replaced our aloe vera gel as it works twice as well.
Pine and Eucalyptus Skin Butter- although it is summer, we still get allergies. To help with easier breathing, especially at bedtime, just rub a bit of the butter into the nostrils. All the essentials oils used in this butter are also helpful with insect bites. Applying it right on the bite can get rid of it almost instantly.
Besides these three all-stars, I also bring lip butter, hand butter and our mini travel soaps for face and body.
So I’m pretty much covered when it comes to packing body care products. I love that each product serves more than one purpose, which helps me travel even lighter. I hope you will also find these essentials just as helpful as I do.
Have a great summer!