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The Home Remedy Kit

It is commonplace to have a first aid kit in most households to respond to the unexpected. In our home we have a ‘medical kit’ and a ‘natural home remedy kit.’ The situation dictates which one we choose to bring out. What sits in both are a selection of First Light® flower essences. Having the essences ready at hand means anybody, including the children, can respond to a situation effectively and naturally.

Included in the kits is the Combination Essence Crisis Support©. It is our first port of call whether we have a physical injury, a distressing event, an emotional hurt unfolding or a child is experiencing flu type symptoms. A powerful responder in dealing with sudden shock, this is the number one Combination Essence in our home remedy kit.

With 4 children and the numerous visitors life attracts, Crisis Support© Combination Essence sits in the remedy kits in the car glove box, on the shelf and at the bottom of my bag, because you never know when its going to be called for. From Saturdays on the sports field to a fall from a bike or a distressed baby, it is our first responder. The children also use it regularly to help out their animal friends on the farm.

Another ally to have close by during the childhood years is No 37 King Fern. I am sure my children are just like all others - designed to learn from experience, they really do take some tough knocks to the body. Clearing physical trauma, No 37 King Fern is our ally for all bangs, bumps, bruises, cuts and bites.

It is worth considering a selection of the Combination Essences for your home remedy kit. Having a small selection of them means there is always a solution and helpful plant ally at hand. We have Sleep Support© for bedtime worries, and the De-Stress© and Travel Support© Combination Essences have supported our baby through car travel upsets and helped those squirmy tummies on winding roads.

Also worth having in the home remedy kit are essences to assist the child who is experiencing the effects of bacterial or viral illness. Combination Essence Aura Support© will work to cleanse and clear the aura, Chakra Support© helps to restore balance and maintain and sustain the energy centres and Immunity Support© is where I look if illness is in the air or when a child is feeling ‘under the weather’, as the saying goes. These special Combination Essences are so versatile in the scope of assisting childhood events, aliments and challenges.

The best kept secret I have left to last. The Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber magical Forest Fern Skin Rescue Cream© has become a must-have for our family. As its name suggests, it just works magic. Bee stings, cuts and grazes, sunburn, rashes, insect bites, eczema, baby’s bottom, you name it, it comes up trumps. A teenage friend who has chosen to use it on her eczema tells me she is targeting pimples too. This cream is so good I invested in a second jar to keep at their grandmothers as the children are there so often. She too has discovered its magic and it’s getting empty so I’m off to get some more.

— Anna Gentry
Anna is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner, Diploma holder, and tutor. A qualified and experienced teacher, mother of 4 young children and co-founder of NaturePlayNZ, an organisation dedicated to assisting children, mother earth and the future. First Light® Flower Essences form the foundation of her relationship to assist all children to express beauty and balance in their lives. Anna can be contacted by email: