Summer is around the corner and for many of us that means our evenings and weekends will be spent at the beach or on the sports field. Long summer days, watching the kids playing touch rugby or cricket, armed with sun protection, snacks and drinks. Whether it be days at the beach swimming or surfing, watching or participating in outdoor sports, you’ll be preparing for that changeable weather and outdoor environment.
With more physical activity it’s important to remember to properly warm up and take care of your bodies with good nutrition, hydration and rest. Nobody likes to be stuck missing out on the side-lines nursing a sports injury. Some of the most common summer sports injuries include ankle sprains, back injuries and overuse injuries, where we jump back into exercise instead of gradually building up that strength and endurance after the winter months.
Are you looking for natural solutions for your summer first aid kit?
Kiwiherb Sprain Away is designed for sports injuries such as sprains and strains, joint pain and bruises. Containing New Zealand grown Arnica and Comfrey, this is a must have product for sports fans. This combination of herbs provides support for calming and healing injuries, improving that restricted mobility. Unlike deep heat creams, Kiwiherb Sprain Away cream does not contain menthol ingredients, such as peppermint. This makes this product suitable for sensitive skin.
Kiwiherb Organic Comfrey Ointment is another go to product for sports injuries, bumps, strains and joint stiffness. Containing high quality New Zealand grown Comfrey leaf and root, in a base of organic sunflower oil and beeswax, this 100% natural ointment is proven through scientific studies to be effective in aiding the natural healing of bruises, sprains & strains. Comfrey is a healing plant that reduces swelling and supports the body to heal from connective tissue and hairline fractures.
Kiwiherb Organic Calendula Ointment contains Calendula flowers, sunflower oil, beeswax and Lavender oil. This certified organic formulation can be used to aid in the healing of a wide range of dermatological conditions, including cuts, grazes, insect bites, minor burns and rashes. Calendula flowers calms and soothes dry and irritated skin and support the healing of minor wounds. This gentle herb also protects the skin whilst it heals, reducing the risk of skin infections.
Kiwiherb Herbal Insect Repellent is a family summer essential to protect against biting insects. This 100% natural, unique formulation contains oils of Lemongrass and Fennel, combined with the herbal extract, Vitex agnus castus otherwise known as Chaste tree. All three active ingredients are proven effective in clinical trials at repelling biting insects including mosquitoes, fleas and biting flies. Parents and children love the non-greasy formula, and the pleasant natural lemongrass fragrance means insects are the only thing you repel.
Kiwiherb ProtectMe Sanitiser offers a safe solution for the whole family to keep hands and surfaces clean and fresh ready for that summertime picnic. Containing sustainably sourced Oregano, New Zealand Manuka Oil and 80% ethanol, this sanitiser is an effective herbal hand and surface sanitiser that kills 99.9% of germs.
Packing your summer sports kit with botanical support means you’ll be prepared for keeping your athletes, young and old, in top shape right through the season.