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What’s In Our Non-Medicated Medicine Cabinet

 

whats in our non medicated medicine cabinetHappy New Years Eve ya’ll!

Okay.  So I am not now, nor have I ever been, opposed to the use of medicine on myself or my loved ones in times of actual need — but you also won’t see me popping an Advil anytime I come down with a headache.  Having been called, “my flower child” by my mama and “mother Earth” by my mama-in-law, it probably goes without saying that I do my best to take proactive steps in eating, using, etc.  all things natural in all areas of my life. I’m a minimalist when it comes to using today’s widely accepted medicines for sure, and I honestly have a great passion for living this way.  And since we’re all knee deep in cold/flu season, I thought it was about time to share some of the knowledge I’ve come across in my short years here on this Earth.  There is still so much to learn!

Below I’ve included a list of items we have used, currently use, and will use in the future broken down by certain symptoms or ailments that someone might experience — and for now, that’s all.  I hope to write another blog post in the future that includes a little ‘blurb’ with each item doing my best to explain its properties/benefits, our own personal experiences, and why we’ve chosen to use it in our home — but for now, I hope this leaves your wheels turning and inspires some research of your own!

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. If you have a health concern or condition, consult a physician.

WHAT’S IN OUR CABINET:

PREVENTATIVE

Vitamins/Probiotic Supplements

Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW Prenatal 

Garden of Life RAW Probiotics Women

Honest Company Baby & Toddler  Multi Powder 

Garden of Life RAW Organic Probiotic Kids

Apple cider vinegar

Raw honey (we buy local)

 

COLD/FLU

Elderberry syrup

Chest rub (for children and for adults)

Zinc

Vitamin C

Vitamin D

Echinacea Plus tea

Throat Coat tea

Peppermint tea

GoNaturally Organic Honey Lemon Gluten Free Hard Candies

Saline spray/drops (for babies, kids and adults  and  SinuCleanse for adults)

 

PAIN

Clove oil (mouth)

Garlic mullein oil (ear)

Peppermint tea (headache)

 

SLEEP

Chamomile Lavender tea

 

UPSET STOMACH/DIGESTION

Ginger Aid tea

Peppermint tea

GoNaturally Organic Ginger Gluten Free Hard Candies

 

CUTS/SCRAPES/BURNS

Witch hazel

Coconut oil

Aloe vera

 

BABY SPECIFIC

Teething tablets

Vitamin C tablets

Vitamin D drops

Saline drops

 

THINGS I’D LIKE/PLAN TO ADD IN THE NEAR FUTURE:

Essential oils (lavender, thieves, etc.)

Diffuser (for essential oils)

 

Alrighty, so lay’em on me.  What’s missing from this extensive list?

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Audrey
    March 1, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I know this isn’t really a medicine cabinet question, but I was wondering if you had any recommendations for shampoos that are low in number on the EWG site? There seem to be many, but I would love to know what you use!

    • Reply
      Laura
      March 2, 2016 at 10:42 am

      I’m so glad you asked this! I am currently putting together a piece on all the ‘less toxic’ personal products I am using right now — since the hunt is almost always on. Haha. I’ve tried many a natural shampoo over the course of the several years and just recently switched again because I wasn’t satisfied with the one I had been using. I’ve been using Avalon Organics lavender nourishing shampoo for the past couple of weeks and I’m IN LOVE. I have extremely dry skin and have been having problems with dandruff lately, but this stuff seems to be clearing it up! I plan to go into a little more detail when I post about it later this month/early next. It’s rated a 3 on the EWG scale which is perfect because I only wash my hair once a week. I bought it at our local grocery store in the Nutrition + Specialty section, but here’s a link to it on Amazon so you know what to look for in case you too want to try it out: http://amzn.to/1T7OYGr

      • Reply
        Audrey
        March 3, 2016 at 9:57 am

        That’s great! Thanks so much! I look forward to reading more about this in your upcoming post.

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