Natural First Aid Kit {giveaway}

natural first aid kit

Summer is a great time to make sure you have a first aid kit on hand – even better if it’s all natural!

My friend Dara recently launched Elysium Naturals, a company that makes herbal preparations and remedies and I’m excited to have them as s sponsor here at NKU. Because I believe that using herbs as medicine is not only effective, but that they can boost your body’s ability to heal as well.

This natural first aid kit is one of their favorite products – and mine as well! It includes:

  • Arnica Oil: Virgin olive oil is infused with flowers of Arnica and St. John’s Wort help to ease pain and bruising when blunt trauma has occurred. Topical arnica oil can help to slow the immune response, decreasing pain and discoloration associated with bruising. For external use only, do not apply to broken skin.
  • Burn Salve: Comfrey and Burdock infused in olive oil to aid in the regeneration of new skin cells, and blended with vitamin A rich shea butter, soothing aloe, and raw honey to relive pain and speed the healing of burns. Apply liberally to burns and keep moist and covered. Reapply frequently as needed during healing.
  • Cayenne Powder: Cayenne contains capsicum, an amazing, powerful, and natural stimulant. Capsicum relieves many types of pain. It is also used for stopping hemorrhages, energy boost, heart attack, hemoglobin, circulation, low blood pressure, muscle pain, shock, stroke, ulcers, digestive aid, and varicose veins.
  • Deep Tissue Oil: A deeply warming blend of herbs and essential oils known to relieve pain, bring down inflammation, and increase circulation, which brings about faster healing. Helpful for healing breaks, bruises, and trauma to tendons, ligaments, bone, muscle, soft tissue, joints, and arthritis. Helps break up the congestion of coughs and relieves headaches too!  (For external use only; keep out of eyes and other sensitive areas. 
Dilute with olive oil for use on small children.)
  • Green Salve: Wear and tear repair in a tin! Apply this soothing salve to scrapes, cuts, bug bites, rashes, and chapped or irritated skin. Healing herbs are infused in a base of pure olive oil and beeswax with antiseptic essential oils to bring comfort and speed healing. Clean the skin before applying salve. (Salve may stain fabric.)
  • Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender is a universal oil that has traditionally been known to balance the body and work wherever there is a need. Uses include anxiety, arthritis, asthma, boils, bronchitis, bruises, cold sores, convulsions, depression, earaches, fainting, gallstones, hay fever, headaches, heart irregularity, high blood pressure, hives, hysteria, insect bites and bee stings, migraine headaches, mouth abscesses, nervous tension, respiratory function, rheumatism, skin conditions, sprains, stress, sunburns, sun stroke, tension, throat infections, wounds.
  • People Paste: Several powdered herbs are combined to make an astringent powder that helps to stop bleeding in cuts and helps avoid infection in wounds. Apply to cuts to stop bleeding (apply pressure if necessary, and bandage), and apply to cleansed wounds to help speed healing and prevent infection.
  • Activated Charcoal: Activated charcoal is traditionally used to absorb and neutralize poisons and toxins. Can be used internally to treat food poisoning and adverse drug reactions, or externally to draw poison from stings and bites. (While a good first response, this is not meant to replace the correct antidote for poisonous snakebites!) To take internally, stir a spoonful of charcoal powder into a glass of water and drink (it is flavorless). 
For external use, mix with a small amount of water to make a poultice and hold or bind over sting or bite.

Eight great little remedies packaged up in a convenient carry along bag – makes it easy to bring to outings or camping trips. Or at least keep everything all in one place.

Elysium Naturals is giving away one Natural First Aid Kit to one of you!

To Enter:

  • leave a comment on this giveaway post

Extra Entries:

  • check out Elysium Naturals and let us know which product you find interesting
  • subscribe to the Naturally Knocked Up blog via email

Entries will be accepted until Monday, June 25, 2012 at 6am.

Giveaway Fine Print

1) giveaway item will be as stated above. 2)Entrants must be over 18 and have a US mailing address. 3) Giveaway to run from 6/22/12 to 6/25/12 6:00am EST. 4) Entries will be considered when left as a comment, valid e-mail address required. 5) Winner will be chosen via random number by the WP plugin ‘and the winner is….’ and they have 48 hours to claim their prize after I send an email. 6) Duplicate entries will be deleted if found, contest will be extended is site issues come up. 7 ) giveaway sponsored by Elysium Naturals 8) No purchase necessary to win. 9) Prize not redeemable for cash. 10)Naturally Knocked Up, LLC is not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered.

Check out this month\'s sponsor, Natural Fertility Shop. They are 100% focused on helping you during your journey towards parenthood and have expert staff and knowledgeable customer service here to help you every step of the way.

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About Donielle

Donielle is an amateur herbalist and natural momma to two littles (with another babe in heaven) after dealing with being less than fertile. She has a passion for nourishing nutrition, natural living, and spreading the word on how food truly affects our health.


  1. I would love to win!

  2. Jeannette says:

    Looks like a great kit!

  3. Angie w says:

    This would be amazing to have around!

  4. Sad to say, we do not have a first aid kit in the house. I’d love to win this!

  5. Kathryn says:

    I want to win! :)

  6. Kathryn says:

    I am already subscribed to emails!

  7. Kathryn says:

    I checked out the page: I would like to try their activated charcoal.

  8. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love learning about new products.

  9. I checked out their site and the Dental Tincture looked really interesting.

  10. I’d love to win this – I need to start using more natural stuff for first aid problems.

  11. The Burn Salve looks useful. I’m always burning myself on the oven or the iron.

  12. My husband has been encouraging me to look into this – but its so expensive to get started! This would be a great way to get us rolling.

  13. I’m already an e-mail subscriber.

  14. I am already a KNU subscriber

  15. I would love to win!!

  16. I am already a subscriber via rss. Great info always, thank you!

  17. Love both the burn salve and the dental tincture….. would love the first aid kit to try all those products.
    Hope this is what you meant by extra entries

  18. After checking out all their wonderful things, we’d be most likely to use the Deep Tissue Oil – lots of sore and achy muscles in our house and I just hate using Icy-Hot

  19. This whole kit looks great…especially the activated charcoal, people’s paste, and arnica oil. Would love to win!

  20. I subscribe via RSS…does that count?

  21. Amy Moller says:

    This website is a wealth of knowledge! thank you for creating great opportunities for us to learn and try new things for our health!

  22. Meryl Dunn says:

    So cute! All natural nurse :-)

  23. I would love to win this. We are working toward using herbs as much as possible. I keep hearing about Arnica and have been wanting to try it.

  24. I would love to win this awesome giveaway!

  25. With 3 kids and 3 acres I need this! The garden fence bit me just this morning.

  26. Would love to win this!

  27. Have been wanting to try Feminine Balance for a while now

  28. I am already a suscriber! :)

  29. I would love to win!

  30. I subscribe

  31. Great giveaway! I’d love to win this!

  32. I am subscribed to your newsletter.

  33. I checked out the website and I am interested in the people paste and intrigued by the use of cayenne powder.

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, how great this looks! I’d love to win!

  35. I’d like to read the “Be Your Own Doctor” book!

  36. I would love to try the Lavender Essential Oil!

  37. I’d love to have an all natural first aid kit!

  38. I already subscribe to emails!

  39. Oh my goodness…I have meaning for ages to make a natural first aid kit but did not know where and how to start. It would be fabulous to win;-D

  40. I checked out the site – the dental tincture sounds very interesting because I have weak teeth and frequently end up with cavities.

  41. Robbin Poetzl says:

    How cool is this? What a fun giveaway.

  42. This looks like it would be great to have on hand. I’d just have to learn how to use everything. :)

  43. I am an email subscriber–I was missing too many posts before that!

  44. I loved the blog posts on their website; very informative! The product I would want to try first is the green salve. We live in bug country and are always battling itchy bites.

  45. I think I’d have to start with the “be your own doctor” book

  46. Jacqueline says:

    I’ve been thinking of trying to put together something like this on my own, this kit would be great!
    I already subscribe to your e-mails.

    Jacqueline Reply:

    I just checked out her site. The deep tissue oil would be what I would like to try first – I’m still trying to find a really effective natural one.

  47. I am an email subscriber

  48. I’d like to win, thanks for the giveaway!

  49. The Green Salve looks like it would come in very handy.

  50. I am an email subscriber.

  51. I’m already an email subscriber.

  52. I’d love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  53. I checked out the Elysium Naturals site. The Cayenne Powder looks great for muscle pain. I also loved their selection of tinctures. Good stuff!

  54. Catherine Smith says:

    I am already an email subscriber

  55. Robbin Poetzl says:

    I looked at their site and so many things look interesting. I especially liked the deep tissue oil and the dental tincture.

  56. Boy, oh, boy! I could really use something like that! Thanks for the opportunity to win. :-)

  57. Robbin Poetzl says:

    And, I’m already a newsletter subscriber. =)

  58. Thanks for sharing this! I love natural options :)

  59. I subscribe

  60. I’m a subscriber already!

  61. I’d love to try the arnica….with 2 littles, there are plenty of bumps and bruises to treat!

  62. Rachel Hatfield says:

    Sounds great! Always good to have around!!

  63. Nicole Sayus says:

    This is so awesome! I could really use this.

  64. What an exciting giveaway! Thanks.

  65. I am an email subscriber!

  66. Ooh, their book, “how to be your own doctor” looks great!

  67. Katie Yamamoto says:

    That’s a great little kit to have handy. My favorite items included would have to be the activated charcoal and the burn salve. I have a toddler that loves to put everything in his mouth that he can get his little fingers on, and charcoal is a nice peace-of-mind item to have handy in case he swallows something iffy. And then between the summer sun, campfires, and BBQ’s who doesn’t need to have burn salve on hand?

  68. already an email subscriber

  69. thank you for the opportunity

  70. This would be a good addition to our home.

  71. Grateful. Hope we can try these products.

  72. Veronica says:

    Nice giveaway…thank you.

  73. Rachel Tilly says:

    What a fantastic giveaway–I would love to have this!

  74. Rachel Tilly says:

    I am already an e-mail subscriber :)

  75. Rachel Tilly says:

    I perused their website and would love to try the lavender essential oil!

  76. The feminine balance tincture looks interesting!

  77. I subscribe to the newsletter!

  78. Sweet! This is an awesome giveaway! :)

  79. I’d love to try the People Paste

  80. Annnnd…I subscribe to the newsletter. :)

  81. Lindsay says:

    I’d love to win this. We just had an occasion to use a first aid kit and I realized how poorly stocked we were.

  82. Lindsay says:

    I like the arnica I’ve read so much about it recently and I would love to try it. As one of the most pale people around the ability to reduce bruising would be so handy.

  83. Lindsay says:

    I already subscribe to the newsletter!

  84. Thank you so much Donielle and Elysium Naturals for this wonderful giveaway. Every single product in the giveaway is something that we would love to put to good use, and continue to order more for friends and family. Thanks again! Tamra

  85. Michelle says:

    Sounds like a must have for living in the country like me! I’m sitting here thinking about how I have all natural emergency kits for the dog, cat, and horses ( even for colic!), but nothing for the people. Oops!! 😉

  86. crystal says:

    would love to win this!

  87. crystal says:

    I’m already a subscriber:)

  88. crystal says:

    I checked out their website and would love to try the deep tissue oil.

  89. I would love to win this kit. I am slowly accumulating natural alternatives and this would be great to have. I love this site and all the great info.

  90. I am subscribed to NKU via e-mail.

  91. I would love to get the deep tissue oil! I have neck and back pains and think this would be great!

  92. I was just talking to a neighbor about putting together an all natural first aid kit! It would be great to win this, of course, but either way this is a great list to have on hand! Will definitely head over to the site to look around… although I already know that I’ve been looking for a good place to get activated charcoal. We’ve used that often in the past and it is terribly handy to have around.

  93. Great giveaway!

  94. Mary Stapp says:

    With 6 kids running around our farm (5 being boys 😉 , a natural First aid kit is a MUST!

  95. Ooo, looks neat!

  96. I am an email subscriber.

  97. Looks like a great one!

  98. Stephanie says:

    I am already an email subscriber.

  99. Stephanie says:

    I would love to win this! All are great things to have on hand.

  100. Stephanie says:

    Arnica oil is very intriguing….have used the tablets and gel and love them.

    Also the Respiratory Rescue would be used lots in the house in the winter time.

  101. Oh man, I think I could use some Feminine Balance from Elysium Naturals!

  102. This looks like a great addition to my natural medicine cabinet…thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  103. I’m really intrigued by the People Paste…

  104. I subscribed via email.

  105. I love having a natural first aid kit. Of course, mine isn’t very complete at this point.

  106. What a great collection!

  107. meagan f says:

    Ooh! Id love to give this a try!!

  108. meagan f says:

    I’m a new email subscriber

  109. meagan f says:

    I like Respiratory Rescue. As someone with asthma, getting a cough can be worrisome…

  110. Michelle says:

    This looks like a great kit!!

  111. I would love to win this!

  112. I’m Subscribed via RSS

  113. I Would love to win this!!

  114. I would really love to try elysium naturals deep tissue oil!

  115. Elizabete Saukas says:

    I’m starting in the natural path and these products would make a great difference.

  116. This is such a well-thought and well-packaged kit!

  117. Susan b says:

    I used lavendar once directly on a burn and it stopped the pain almost immediately! Good to know about the others.

  118. Would love for chance to win this!

  119. This would be an awesome win to start into natural remedies.

  120. This is awesome. I’ve been working on starting my own, but this would take care of a lot of it!

  121. Wonderful natural first aid kit!

  122. The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1.

  123. I’d love to win this kit!

  124. laura sink says:

    I love natural products!

  125. laura sink says:

    I would love to try the activated charcoal!

  126. rachel v. says:

    oh i so need this with all my boys…some days i feel as if I’m i the first aid k it every hour!

  127. rachel v. says:

    i subscribe via email!

  128. rachel v. says:

    beside the 1st aid kit i would like the bookBe Your Own Doctor, and the dental tincture.

  129. I love the name of the people paste!

  130. I need myself some feminine balance.

  131. I subscribe by email.

  132. Sounds like great product!

  133. Such a great giveaway, I’ve been dying to get this stuff!

  134. That sounds awesome! I’ve always wanted a first aid kit like that, but have been at a loss as to how to put one together!

  135. I went to the Elysium website, and I’m pretty sure that I’m going to order the Feminine Balance tincture!

  136. I’ve been wanting to get a natural first aid kit for awhile. This looks like a great start!

  137. This kit looks awesome, would love to win!