first aid kit

My 'Travel First Aid Kit'

You might be interested in the things that I take with me in my travel first aid kit when I travel with my daughter Airlie. Everything listed below is vegan friendly. Keep in mind this list doesn't include my daily supplements which I will take with me also. 

Hopefully, we don’t need to use all these things whilst I travel, but I just like to have things on-hand and ready just in case. That way I can take something immediately as needed and I know have natural products and avoid harsh drugs that may have unwanted side effects.

1.       Probiotics (shelf stable) that contain Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) - e.g. Herbs of Gold Probiotic & SB.

SB has been found to prevent travellers diarrhoea.

TIP: I recommend speaking to your naturopath or the person in health store to make sure that the product is Vegan. I have chosen shelf stable probiotics as most strains of probiotics require refrigeration which isn’t practical whilst travelling. 


2.       Herbal tonics to improve immune system, antiviral, antibacterial - e.g. Elderberry and Echinacea

As a naturopath and herbalist, we use herbal tonics everyday. Herbal tonics are a potent selection of herbs known to deeply restore, tone, and invigorate multiple body systems. A herbal tonic is a solution or preparation of one or many herbs known to holistically promote health, and be a medicinal source to the mind, body, and spirit.

3.       Sodium Ascorbate (gentle vitamin C for high doses) - e.g. OxyMin Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium ascorbate is a non-acidic highly soluble form of Vitamin C that is gentle on the stomach as it delivers Ascorbic Acid that has been neutralized with Sodium. Vitamin C has several health benefit and can fight of infection and illness.

TIP: Sodium Ascorbate can be taken in higher doses compared to your normal Vitamin C.

4.      Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver is an antibacterial liquid. It was traditionally used before any antibiotics. It can help solve day-to-day health issues like tonsillitis. I now travel with this all the time to improve my immune system and fight off infection.

5.       Activated Charcoal Powder - e.g. Honest to Goodness Activated Charcoal Powder

Activated Charcoal Powder is made from coconut husks and helps relieve stomach upsets and diarrhoea. I have chosen this powder to avoid animal products as most Charcoal capsules or tablets contain lactose.

N.B. This product is not recommended for children.

6.       Homeopathic First Aid Kit - e.g. Martin & Pleasance Homeopathic First Aid Kit

Homeopathic remedies are considered extremely safe and are great for kids! The remedies have many uses and is good for stomach upset and a whole range of other things.

Edit - I have updated this post to remove any items that I found were not essential.