7 Essentials for Your First Aid Kit This Summer

1. Bandages 

Yes, this one is obvious but worth a reminder; make sure to keep some cute band-aids, like these, in your bag.

2. Instant cold packs

Portable cold packs help soothe bumps and bruises in minutes.

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3. Bug bite remedy

Unfortunately, peak mosquito season coincides with summer. After Bite is a great soothing solution, and it’s made with natural ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera.

4. Antibiotic spray

Keep those scrapes and cuts from getting infected with a cooling, no-rub spray.

5. Ointment for bee stings

Motherlove Green is great for bites, bee stings, and even rashes. A little goes a long way!

6. Gauze

For cuts that require more than a single band-aid, I like flexible gauze that will stick without any tape.

7. Tweezers

Get rid of splinters — fast — with a trusty pair of tweezers. A quick spritz of antibiotic spray will help ensure that they’re clean before you use them.

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