I have a big purse and in that big purse are many “what if” products. After becoming a mom and going through some challenging, yet normal parenting situations, I became smarter and now pack the essentials. I do find that my purse products change seasonally with some extras needed in the summertime. With skin to protect, bugs to shoe away, more social gatherings and outdoor fun on the agenda, you could say that my purse is home to a holistic summer first aid kit.
Here’s what’s inside:
Shoosha True Organic Rescue Anti-Itch Balm:
My kids love to go camping, so this is a must pack for those excursions. There’s nothing worse than not being able to sleep at night due to itchiness. This balm provides temporary protection and relief from skin irritations from bug bites, poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
PATCH Organic Bandaids & Adhesive Strips:
With two active boys, we go through these bandaids fast! PATCH is crafted with 100% organic bamboo fibre with the added natural goodness of activated charcoal, aloe vera and coconut oil. Knowing that the ingredients used are helping them to heal is an extra reason to stock up on these.
Nature’s Sunshine Silver Shield Antimicrobial Gel:
Silver Shield Gel is a must pack with my bandaids! It’s a topical antimicrobial solution capable of reducing the length and severity of bacterial skin infection. I love that it’s virtually nontoxic and natural disinfecting. We use Silver Shield Gel to help prevent minor skin infections.
Sovereign Silver Bio Active Hydrosol:
Colloidal Silver offers many health benefits. It can help minimize ear infections, pink eye, sinusitis, viruses, food poisoning, skin conditions and offers overall immune support. The Bio Active (positively charged) Hydrosol offers a more potent concentration.
For any bumps and bruises, minor injuries, over exertion that leads to muscle pain and stiffness, swelling and discolouration, arnica is my go-to remedy.
With summertime heat and/or any days where hydration is not up to snuff, Nuun provides a boost. Each tablet contains:
- 10 calories
- sodium: 360 mg
- potassium: 100 mg
- magnesium: 25 mg
- calcium: 13 mg
- vitamin c: 38 mg
- 1 g of sugar
other ingredients include:
- plant based sweetener monk fruit and a touch of stevia leaf extract to provide a crisp and light sweetness
- non-gmo sourced dextrose to increase the speed of absorption and hydrate you faster
- avocado oil for clean, plant-based production
Genuine Health Advanced Gut Probiotic 15 billion CFU
This is a staple in my purse always. I love that it’s shelf stable and offers a vegan delayed-release capsule that delivers up to 10x the bacteria to the gut for maximum effectiveness. Summertime has us exploring more, which means keeping up a protocol for a healthy gut will help everyone feel healthier and happier.
Collagena: Anti-wrinkle eye patches:
This is just for me! Sometimes late nights, early mornings call for some extra collagen under the eyes. These patches feel great on and help to reduce puffiness and fine lines.
Miranda Malisani, Holistic Nutritionist, Spokesperson and Director of Health & Wellness