How to Build a Gardener’s First Aid Kit

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I love to work in our flower gardens. If you have been following my journey recently, you know that we are now in a new house with a large backyard. That means that I’ve already been spending many hours working in the flower beds pulling weeds, bringing the gardens back to life and even creating a new shade garden down by the creek. One of the first things I checked before I headed out to the yard was my first aid kit. I wanted to make sure I had all the necessary products for the inevitable blisters, poison ivy attacks, splinters and aches that come with working out in the flowers.

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How to Build a Gardener’s First Aid Kit

I almost always wear gardening gloves when I am working in my gardens but I don’t want to wear jeans or cover my arms when it’s hot. I knew we had some poison ivy in the back around the trees last week, but when it was time to start clearing out some of the brush down by the creek, I just didn’t think about it. I just got busy clearing it out. The result of course was a pretty good case of poison ivy on my arms and legs. Fortunately, I had plenty of Benadryl anti-itch cream in my first aid kit.

Its not always possible to avoid itchy situations or splinters, that’s why it’s important to keep a well stocked first aid kit ready to access.

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Things to include in the gardener’s first aid kit:

  • BandAids
  • Benadryl Anti-Itch Cream
  • Neosporin First Aid Cream
  • BenGay
  • Tweezers
  • Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever

Store Your First Aid Kit

To keep all my first aid supplies in a convenient, organized space I use an old baseball card box. You could also use a craft or fishing tackle box. This allows me to see what’s inside as well as stay just a bit more organized.

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Gift Idea

If you have a friend or family member who loves to garden, why not plan ahead for a really unique Christmas present? You can buy many garden supplies at significantly discounted prices right now in most stores. Include a knee pad, work gloves, garden snips, a few packets of seeds and of course several of these first aid essentials.

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Save Money with these Johnson & Johnson coupons for First Aid and personal care items.

What do you keep in your gardening first aid kit? Got any tips or other things that you think are important? I’d love to hear!

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