If you're a parent, you've either already had to take care of a scraped knee or two, or can look forward to doing so in the very near future! Either way, you’ve probably used one of the chemical-heavy medicine products that you can find in most grocery and pharmaceutical stores. Things like Neosporin, hydrocortisone creams, or other topical pain relievers are just a few of many, many examples.
Or, you might have never used it and are a bit uneasy about using such products for your child, especially since their body is still developing. You’re not alone. If only there was an alternative made with only natural ingredients.
We're pleased to tell you that there is.
Green Goo's Children's First Aid Salve takes the place of chemical-heavy alternatives and it performs just as well, if not better than they do, even with their toxic shortcuts. It can aid your child's natural healing processes and help get them back on their feet and playing in no time.
Let’s dive deeper into this phenomenal topical salve and see what it can do for your child.
What Do First-Aid Salves Do?
A first-aid salve is any salve with a mixture of oils, herbs, and certain types of beeswax or beeswax-related products designed to support the body's natural healing process. As opposed to Western medicine, all-natural first-aid salves don't seek to directly interrupt the healing process or perform healing in place of the body's normal functions.
Think of salves as healing boosters rather than medicinal solutions. In Green Goo’s salve, astringents help to close the wound and skin protectants like calendula can protect the wound without smothering it while it heals. Additionally, St. John’s Wort can provide some pain relief, while ingredients like plantain are naturally soothing to the skin, other ingredients like chickweed and comfrey can fortify and nourish your skin at the site of the injury so your skin cells have everything they need to be able to heal your body.
Because of this, first-aid salves are great choices for certain situations, but normal medicine, like antibiotics, should still be used in other circumstances!
So, Are Chemical-Heavy First Aid Treatments Better?
Not in the slightest! Many chemical-heavy treatments contain powerful synthetic ingredients that can be useful under certain situations or for certain types of injuries. However, many people are overly reliant on medicine and will use these kinds of solutions for even the mildest of injuries.
On top of that, while chemical-heavy first aid treatments can be helpful for what their active ingredient does, they typically come with a swarm of synthetic inactive ingredients like alcohol, fragrances, dyes, BPAs, parabens, formaldehyde, and many, many more that can bring unwanted side effects. So, while the topical trolamine salicylate is working to provide some pain relief, the parabens also included in the formula are en route to disrupt hormone function while the BPA from the tube poses harm to brain function and behavior.
Our salves are different since they can alleviate many of the uncomfortable symptoms associated with such minor injuries without poisoning you or drying out your body or skin.
Does a First-Aid Salve Replace Antibiotics or Other Intense Medications?
No. Absolutely not.
First-aid salves are best used as alleviators for mild to moderate, surface-level injuries. That's because first-aid salves are designed to boost the body's natural healing processes, not replace it or use ingredients that your body can’t create by itself.
For instance, you don't want to use a first-aid salve if you have an infection or a particularly deep wound. In fact, doing so could lead to issues later down the road! In more serious situations like these, it's best to seek a doctor's advice.
But for many of the"boo-boos" your child accrues, a first aid salve is a perfect helper to have on hand for that inevitability.
What Our Salve is Made of and What You Can Use It For
Let’s be honest – kids can get themselves into a lot of scrapes as they play outside. This is normal! You don’t want to shelter your kid too much and make it so they never scrape their knees, get Poison Ivy or have any other number of minor injuries that teach them what to avoid and how to play carefully.
However, it’s good to also have several first-aid solutions on hand if and when their child comes crying to them about a bruise or surprise rash.
Green Goo’s First Aid Salve for Children is only made with all-natural ingredients like:
There are other ingredients besides these contained in the salve, but suffice it to say that all of the active and inactive ingredients are natural, plant-based compounds you can find out in the world. There aren’t any harsh synthetic chemicals or alcohol-based compounds to dry out the skin or intrude on the body’s natural healing process.
Like our natural First Aid Salve, this is plant-based. As a result, your child will be able to absorb the healing first aid salve pretty quickly and easily, especially since it’s easy to smear on any affected tissue. It can replace the vast majority of chemical-laden skincare products, provided you need something to treat minor skin injuries or surface-level wounds.
The Children’s First Aid Salve is best used for:
- Insect bites
- Cuts and scrapes
- Poison ivy
- Chickenpox scabs and itching
- Cracked or overly dry skin
- Cold sores
- Chafing and abrasions
- Chapped lips
As you can see, Green Goo’s first aid salve for children isn’t just a substitute for drugstore pain relief ointments. This salve is a natural, plant-based substitute for a whole array of items: moisturizers, aloe sunburn gels, hydrocortisone creams, topical pain relievers, eczema creams, antibacterial/first aid ointments, creams, and sprays, anti-itch creams like oatmeal, benadryl, caladryl, calamine, cold sore creams and gels, chafing powders or sticks, and more! Replacing synthetic ingredients with nourishing plant-based ingredients has never been easier.
On top of all that, this salve is super easy to apply.
This packaging is even more advantageous since you can keep it in your purse, pocket, or anywhere else that is convenient. You never know when your kid will need a little first aid attention, and this salve’s small size and ease of use means you can always have it ready to go.
What About Allergies?
It’s true that some natural products can occasionally cause allergic reactions in kids. We’d recommend checking for this by applying a small amount of the First Aid Salve (or any salve, really) before you need it for a first aid emergency.
If they do have a mild allergic reaction, you can go with an alternative and won’t have to deal with another rash on top of whatever has gone wrong.
In short: our body can heal itself, but it helps to support those natural healing processes with natural ingredients.
Humans and our ancestors have been getting minor injuries and healing from them successfully for millions of years. While recent medicinal advances are phenomenal in their own right, and we can now tackle many harsher injuries or illnesses like we couldn’t before, there’s no reason to necessarily bring that stuff to bear on common injuries like the kinds kids usually bring on themselves from regular play.
In some cases, chemical-heavy medicines can cause harmful toxins or other synthetic ingredients to be absorbed by our kids’ bodies. No parent wants that. In addition, some adult-focused medicinal products can actually have adverse effects when given to kids. There’s a reason why many medicines have different dosages for children and adults.
Our Children’s First Aid Salve is designed for kids and made with natural ingredients instead of potentially negative chemicals. You won’t have to worry about adverse side effects or over dosages, especially since it’s applied topically instead of something that’s swallowed or otherwise absorbed internally. Fortified with natural, plant-based ingredients, it can aid the body’s natural healing process and help your child recover more quickly from minor injuries from regular playground activities.