It is not always easy to know what could replace the usual paracetamol or your disinfectant in case of a wound… That’s why we have put together a list of essential products and oils to have in your natural home pharmacy!
Aloe Vera gel
A true multitasker in your natural home pharmacy, Aloe Vera gel has been used for centuries for its many virtues. Particularly rich in vitamins and amino acids, it is the best ally for dry skin. In the pharmacy, it is its soothing and regenerating properties that interest us. Aloe Vera gel has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes the healing of wounds, relieves burns and other sunburns and calms itching, especially in cases of eczema.
Green clay helps in the regeneration of tissues. Thanks to its hemostatic properties, it also stops bleeding from open wounds and activates the healing of the epidermis. Applied in the cataplasm, it makes it possible to relieve the sunstrokes and superficial burns.
Organic Arnica Montana
The great classic of our childhood medicine kit is adapted to your natural home pharmacy in the form of an organic Arnica gel. This plant is known to relieve muscular pains and bruises, so it works on a bruise but also in the prevention of aches and pains among others. However, be careful not to apply Arnica gel on open wounds, so prefer to take it in the form of granules to be melted under the tongue.
Grapefruit seed extract
Very useful for treating everyday ailments, grapefruit seed extract is also perfect as a preventive treatment when winter and its viruses approach. Antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal… The list of its benefits is long and its use multiple. In external use, it treats mycosis and chapping (diluted in a vegetable oil), in gargle it fights against gingivitis and mouth ulcers, pure it attacks warts and insect bites. In internal use, it helps to fight against the general tiredness, the ENT infections and cystitis (15 to 25 drops 2 to 3 times per day diluted in water or fruit juice), we can say that it is an essential of the natural pharmacy house.
St John’s wort vegetable oil
Ideal in case of pain or skin irritations, St. John’s wort is a soothing and structuring plant. It is perfect for repairing sunburns and superficial burns and is also suitable for sensitive and/or atopic skin. Be careful, however, it is photosensitive, so remember to remove all traces of St. John’s wort oil before exposing yourself to the sun again if you do not want to see an opposite effect occur.
The essential of the natural home pharmacy, the propolis is well known for helping your body prepare for winter in the form of a cure. However, in the form of a spray, it allows the treatment of sore throats and colds. It is therefore very practical, especially when traveling, when the air conditioning can cause superficial sore throats.
Truly essential, essential oils
Essential Oil of Lavender
The lavender essential oil has many soothing, antiseptic and healing properties. It is therefore ideal for relieving itching related to mosquito or even jellyfish bites! Apply a drop immediately after the sting and repeat the operation every 15 minutes if the itching returns. Moreover, it allows to fall asleep more easily by putting it on your pillowcase, so it is very practical in a vacation medicine kit!
Essential Oil of Oregano Compact
The essential oil of Oregano Compact is the most powerful antibacterial and antiviral essential oil. This real natural antibiotic has the merit of having no unpleasant side effects unlike its industrial comrades. You can take it in prevention, at the beginning of the winter, by diluting a drop in a compote once a week for example.
Peppermint Essential Oil
The great friend of car-sick people! The essential oil of Peppermint works miracles against nausea and is therefore particularly recommended to fight against motion sickness. Put a drop of Peppermint EO on half a sugar and let it melt in your mouth. This essential oil also helps to fight against headaches and scares away spiders, another great travel partner!
Essential oil of Marjoram with Shell
Anxiolytic, soothing and antibacterial, the essential oil of Marjoram Shell can be applied to certain parts of the body to relax and soothe the anxious. Dilute a few drops in a vegetable oil and massage the soles of the feet, the abdomen, the chest or the back.
The essential oils have already proved their worth through time, hence the interest of having them systematically in the natural home pharmacy.