7 Must Have Kitchen Items for a Homemade First Aid Kit


Accidents can happen anywhere in the home, but after burning my hand fairly badly on the stove recently, I decided having a homemade first aid kit would be essential. I searched online to find homemade burn treatments and found some very interesting ways to help with a burn. These items not only help with burns, but they also have other benefits that would be great in a homemade first-aid kit.

Table of contents:

  1. Distilled white vinegar
  2. Apple cider vinegar
  3. Honey
  4. Coconut oil
  5. Aloe vera
  6. Essential oils
  7. Mustard

1. Distilled white vinegar

This was one of the first suggestions I found online for treating burns. Yes, it helps ease the pain. Vinegar is a great tool to have in a first-aid kit because it can also treat the following ailments:

  • Ringworm
  • Heartburn
  • Insect bites
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Head lice
  • Any fungal infection

2. Apple cider vinegar

I have tried apple cider vinegar to treat acid reflux, but it can also be used for numerous other ailments.

  • Sore throat
  • Remove warts, acne, and skin tags
  • Sunburn
  • Stuffy nose and allergies
  • Bad breath and teeth whitener

3. Honey

Honey was another home remedy I found to help with burns. Here are other ways to use it in a first-aid kit.

  • Treats nausea and digestion issues
  • Reduces allergy symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Boosts antioxidants
  • Eases coughs
  • Reduces tooth pain
  • Reduces acne

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4. Coconut oil

I used coconut oil to help heal my burns and blisters. It is an antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory weapon you can use for other reasons.

  • Heals burns, cuts, bites, blisters, stings, and other skin problems
  • Treats itching
  • Removes warts and moles
  • Treats athlete’s foot
  • Eases tooth pain
  • Head lice

5. Aloe vera

Aloe vera was mentioned in every search I did online to treat a burn. Aloe vera can be used for multiple issues. Its major properties are like coconut oil and can be used for the same issues.

  • Skin irritations and ailments including eczema
  • Sunburn and other burns
  • Dandruff
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Rashes

6. Essential oils

If you do not have a small stash of essential oils in your kitchen or bathroom, I suggest you start one. Many essential oils have healing properties. In my search for burn pain, I found lavender oil, tea tree oil, and frankincense mentioned the most. Here’s how each of these oils can help with first-aid issues:

  • Lavender oil eases, soothes, and calms burn pain, itching, prevents scars, treats earaches, anxiety, and symptoms associated with anxiety, treats headaches, and more.
  • Tea Tree oil has antifungal and antiseptic qualities that make it very useful. It can be used to disinfect anything, treat stings, and help clear acne.
  • Frankincense oil is a natural pain reducer that reduces inflammation. It can also be used for reducing anxiety. It helps treat headaches and Pre- and Post-Menstrual issues including pain and mood swings. It boosts the immune system and has been known to have anti-aging benefits.

7. Mustard

My pain did not ease up with any of these home remedies, and I was thinking it was just about time to go to the ER. However, in my last-ditch effort to avoid the trip, I found that mustard was an item many people found to be a miracle-worker with burn pain and blistering. So, I thought I would give it one last try.

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It had an immediate cooling effect which I found to be the answer I was looking for to treat my specific burn. Yes, I turned yellow and smelled funny, but instant and long-lasting pain relief was gained from slathering it on my fingers.

Apparently, the turmeric and vinegar properties found in the mustard are what did the trick. This is a must-have in your homemade first aid kit! Put this kitchen “must-haves” in your first-aid kit to fight infection, soothe burns, and treat skin issues.

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