September 18, 2019

The SOS Wellness Essentials Kit Every Home Should Have

Of course, we want our dinner and birthday parties to go as planned, but sometimes the unexpected happens. Why stop the fun for a “hiccup” that can be easily relieved…

Are you ready to be the fairy godmother of wellness? You can when you have a kit of what we call the “SOS Wellness Essentials”, tools and meds that will help bring back the joy and stop the pain.

A properly stocked first aid kit is a home necessity. There are basic first aid kits ready to buy at drugstores, but that won’t cut it. Assembling your own kit is the best choice as it will be more complete, and you will get more for your buck. Bigger packs of supplies could even let you create a small To-Go SOS Kit for your car or office. The first thing you need is a water-resistant container to hold everything and if it has multiple compartments to keep your items organized even better. Register at our Rise to the Challenge rewards program and get discounts on your favorite OTC meds that will help you start assembling your kit.

The SOS Wellness Essential Kit every home should have covers it all:

Basic Essentials – MUST HAVE!

  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls & swabs
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Safety pins
  • Disposable gloves
  • Bandages of assorted sizes
  • Gauze pads
  • Rubbing alcohol or Antiseptic solution
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Hydrocortisone like Cortizone 10 Anti-Itch cream with aloe can help relieve itch fast
  • Pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • A plastic bag
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Thermometer
  • Instant Cold Packs

The Saviors

  • Antacids like: Rolaids tablets
  • Zantac for heartburn prevention when taken 30-60 minutes before eating or drinking
  • Kaopectate: a multi-symptom relief for indigestion or upset stomach
  • Laxatives like: Dulcolax
  • Products for allergy relief like: Allegra, Children’s Allegra, Xyzal, Nasacort
  • Lidocaine cream like Aspercreme for pain relief in different parts of the body

Be sure to read the product labels and use only as directed.

Nice to have Supplies

  • Elastic bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Eye wash
  • Disposable mask

Naturally amazing to have (at home)

  • Lemons – Are naturally antiseptic, antibacterial, and germicides
  • Honey – It has antibacterial, anti-microbial, and wound healing properties. Mix it with fresh lemon juice to treat a sore throat

Last but not least, keep a list of emergency phone numbers, including those for doctors, dentists, local hospitals, and important family contacts inside the kit. Once it’s assembled, keep it adequately supplied and updated. Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change. Store it in an accessible location, and if you have kids, teach them how and when to use the medical supplies. Always remember to wash your hands with soap before you treat a wound and use hydrogen peroxide to clean it. Keep calm & carry on!


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