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, they have other benefits that would be great in a homemade first-aid kit.

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 it 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 is what did the trick. This is a must have in your homemade first aid kit!

Put these kitchen “must haves” in your first-aid kit to fight infection, soothe burns, and treat skin issues.