5 Natural & Plastic Free Medicine Cabinet Essentials
We all know how much plastic sucks, so Plastic Free July is the perfect time to do an audit of your medicine cabinet and replace those plastic containers (often full of toxic nasties too) with plastic free, and fully recyclable natural medicine alternatives! Here's a handy list of some of the swaps you can make today:
For natural protection outdoors with the bonus of being perfect to apply to bites and stings if you already have any. Bug Balm contains Chickweed, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help reduce itching. It also contains Citronella and Eucalyptus essential oils, perfect for camouflaging yourself outdoors from hungry insects!
Always good to have on hand to help ease anxiety and encourage big relaxing breaths when someone has had an accident or a shock. Calm Balm contains organic Lemon Balm and Passionflower, herbs traditionally used to help alleviate anxiety and help quiet the mind. With the soothing scents of Mandarin, Bergamot and Cedarwood to relax and calm.
Heat rubs often come in plastic tubes that are near impossible to recycle and are full of petroleum jelly. Muscle Rub comes in a handy metal tin, and is full of muscle loving herbs including organic Comfrey, traditionally used to aid in tissue repair and inflammation. All the usual warming favourites are included too with Peppermint, Wintergreen, Camphor and Eucalyptus - minus the nasties.
Perfect for every kind of skin condition, Skin Rescue can be used for scrapes and scratches, bites, rashes, eczema and burns. The soothing combo of organic Shea Butter with naturally skin healing herbs including organic Calendula, Chickweed and Gotu kola makes it essential to keep in the cabinet for any time your skin needs some help.
Chest Rubs are the perfect medicine to help you feel more at ease when you're feeling under the weather. Most come in plastic tubs and are steeped in petroleum jelly :( yuck. Our Vapour Rub comes in a perfect tin and and a creamy Shea Butter base which is infused with organic Elder Flowers. And it has all your favourite nose clearing essential oils including Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Rosemary.