Essential homeopathic first aid kit for family holidays

Getting ill on holiday is hugely disappointing, not to mention a complete pain in the arse, often logistically complicated and it can be expensive. To help ensure everyone on your family holiday stays as healthy as possible, I asked Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders to pick her top family holiday health essentials for a homeopathic first aid kit.

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Natural travel first aid kit - Top Family Holiday Health Essentials
Jo Saunders, Nutritional Therapist

1. Keep your gut happy and healthy – Proven Probiotics For Travellers

Did you know that most of your immune system is located in your gut? Many of us experience tummy upsets when we travel and consume unfamiliar foods and water. Making sure tummies are happy and healthy is key to making sure we stay fit and well. Proven Probiotics For Travellers are a clever combination of Lab4 friendly bacteria, ginger, glutamine and aloe vera – a winning combination to keep your tummy happy while on the move.

Proven probiotics - homeopathic first aid kit
Proven probiotics - homeopathic first aid kit

2. Protect against creepy crawlies – Weleda Insect Bite Spray

Sadly sunnier climates tend to attract a number of pesky biting insects. Soothe any troublesome bites, swelling, redness and irritation with Weleda Insect Bite Spray, an all-natural blend of nettle and arnica, an essential item in your natural travel kit.

Weleda insect spray - homeopathic first aid kit

3. Remedy a dreaded holiday tummy bug with a natural travel first aid kit – Enterosgel 

Enterosgel - homeopathic first aid kit

Should a dreaded holiday tummy bug strike, it is a good idea to have a natural remedy on hand to relieve symptoms to get you back on track as soon as possible. Enterosgel is an innovative tasteless intestinal adsorbent in a handy tube which can easily be mixed with water. It binds with harmful substance in the digestive tract to help naturally remove them from the body. 

4. Natural travel first aid kit – keep nasties at bay – Active Silver Gel

Active Silver Gel is a must have for your family holiday natural first aid kit. It is a natural topical antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral gel which can be used on cuts, burns, spots and rashes.

5. Protect children in the sun with more natural sun creams

While Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin – is a hugely important nutrient for children, we are all too aware of the potential dangers of UV rays, so it’s essential to keep little ones protected. Load up your natural travel kit with more natural sun cream alternatives that contain less chemicals, such as Green People Organic Children Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF 30.

If you are looking for a higher SPF to keep young sensitive skin protected and hydrated in the sunshine, Childs Farm 50+ SPF Sun Cream for Sun, Sea and Sand has a higher SPF, and is also water resistant. At the end of each day, hydrate, cool and soothe sun-kissed skin with a Green People Organic Children Aloe Vera Lotion and After Sun which has a delicious blend of Organic Aloe Vera, Calendula, Myrrh and Lavender.

Thailand sunset - homeopathic First aid travel kit

About Jo Saunders, Nutrionist

Jo Saunders is a registered Nutritional Therapist with a Diploma in Nutritional Therapy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine. She sees clients in her home based clinic in West Berkshire, and also via Skype. Jo has a particular interest in women’s health issues, pre and post-natal health and baby and toddler nutrition. 

Having suffered for months with debilitating sickness and dizziness, Jo scooped me up and made me better by figuring out what was wrong, adjusting my diet and using naturopathic medicine when no GP seemed able to help me. I honestly don’t know where I would be without Jo’s expert knowledge and guidance – she is magic.

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  • Aimee Horgan
    July 11, 2018

    Some great tips here, I swear by Probiotics before a trip and have recently started taking them continuously and find them excellent for my overall health.

  • Laura
    July 12, 2018

    We just went on our first family trip and yep bub got sick! We’ve already vowed to create a bub emergency kit for any future trips! You’ve got some great ideas here.

    • Mama Travels Earth
      July 12, 2018

      Ah no! Yes wish I’d had some of these on a previous trip when our youngest got ill. Won’t go away without them now!

  • Brianna
    July 12, 2018

    Wow, I am loving all these products that help with tummy troubles! It’s one of the main things I hate dealing with when I travel.

  • Katherine
    July 12, 2018

    Great list on a topic that I didn’t give much consideration to, but is super important when you’re going on holiday. My cousin swears by eating an apple every day she’s on holiday.

  • Viola
    July 12, 2018

    I’ve been thinking about probiotics! I’m always worried about getting upset stomach on the road. Will check out the one that you recommended. Thank you so much!

  • Emily
    July 12, 2018

    Great tips! Pretty sure my parents carried at least 50 times that amount of medical supplies on all our family trips (they are both doctors!). This is great list of essentials!

  • Christine King
    July 12, 2018

    Great tips. We are currently traveling Madagascar and I wish I had half these things on me!

  • Weekend Haven
    July 12, 2018

    This is pretty helpful guide for family travel. Always better to be prepared especially when in a foreign land. Great tips!

  • Val
    July 12, 2018

    These all sound like the most amazing products ! Priobotics are a must .. I’ll have to try that ! Great list !


  • Lindsay
    July 12, 2018

    This is very helpful! We’re actually packing to leave tomorrow for our 1st trip with an 8 week old baby. You should write another guide for traveling with an infant!

    • Mama Travels Earth
      July 12, 2018

      I was thinking exactly the same this morning! Where are you going with an 8-week old? We went to France with a 4-week old and I definitely have some tips for families!

  • Mayi Mac
    July 12, 2018

    The probiotics and insect spray are a must for travelling in Africa. I will be going to my mother country soon so will check out these two products! Thanks for sharing!