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Basic Homeopathic Remedies Everyone Should Keep Around

A couple of years ago I was totally on the fence about homeopathy.

I knew a lot of people who swore by it and had seen some amazing results and transformative stuff happening in their health and their bodies.

I decided to take a class in the fall of 2020 called Gateway to Homeopathy. This is from Joette Calabrese, the founder of Practical Homeopathy. That’s when I finally stopped dabbling seriously and began to learn the skill of using homeopathy to doctor my family.

Even before I knew what I was doing, I figured it was so inexpensive, so easy to administer, and had such potential that I kept trying and I’m so glad I did.

You can read more about how homeopathy works and how to use homeopathy in this post.

In this video, I’ll show you what I took with me on our big summer road trip a few years ago, along with the ebook from Homeopathy for Mommies that I refer to all. the. time. If you’re not the video-watching type, check below for a list and brief description of what I use these remedies for.

If you can’t see the video above, click here to view it on YouTube.

When something goes wrong with anyone in my family, if I’m going to try a homeopathic remedy, I refer to my Homeopathy for Mommies eBook and CTRL+F (⌘+F on a Mac) and I start searching for whichever issue and read about what might be the best remedy to use.

Then I go out and spend $8-$12 for a little vial of homeopathic remedy and we try it. There are no side effects, so I’m cool with just giving it a try to see if it works.

I have so much to learn about it still, but if you want to totally be a rookie with me, here are some of the remedies that we have with us and that I do rely on from time to time:

Homeopathy for Basic First Aid

First-Aid Trauma

If you want to dabble in homeopathy, start with Arnica Montana. I’ve gone through so many vials of Arnica Montana because it is indicated for so many things. We use it for any physical trauma: bruises, twisted ankles, inflammation, bleeding, bruising, muscle soreness, sprains, strains, and headaches. All stuff that happens to the kids all the time.

Insect Bites, Stings, or Puncture Wounds

I keep Ledum Palustre on hand because it’s great for bug bites/stings and black eyes.

Homeopathy for When You Get Sick


I have used Nat Sulph (Natrum Sulphuricum) already because it is for nausea and flu symptoms, and a couple of my kids have had tummy aches and nausea already on this trip. We originally bought it because it was a recommendation from a holistic pediatrician when my three-year-old had a concussion and he was vomiting, so he took this for a week and I’ve kept it around ever since.

Flu Remedy

As soon as I think somebody is getting a fever or showing flu symptoms, they take Oscillococcinum. I will not go anywhere without this remedy.

Croupy Cough

We keep Aconitum Napellus (also called Aconite), Spongia Tosta, and Hepar Sulphuris Calcareum on hand for croupy coughs, and the idea is you take them in this order. I wrote it on the bottles themselves so I’d remember, and you’re supposed to take them one every 5-10 minutes apart. These remedies together have made an impact potentially, with kind of a croupy cough with one of my kids.

Homeopathic Remedies for Things that Wake Kids in the Night

Growing Pains

Calc Phos (Calcarea Phosphorica) is supposed to be good for growing pains. My kids wake up all the time in the middle of the night with growing pains, so we have the homeopathic remedy, we have the essential oils, and we have the hot pad with us.

I do know that sometimes homeopathy and herbs & essential oils aren’t compatible and can actually cancel each other out, so we try them one at a time, and then if the kid keeps waking up we try a different one the next time.


I originally bought Causticum as a bedwetting remedy, which I’ve written about before and I think it may have made a difference, but don’t know for sure. I also bought Belladonna at that time and have since lost it. Belladonna is a really good one to have around because it has a lot of uses. If bed wetting is an issue you’re dealing with in your home right now, you might also want to try this one.

The label on Causticum also says it’s good for a hoarse cough, so there’s that.

Homeopathy for Seasonal Allergies

My kids have allergies, and Allium Cepa is a good one for hay fever. The idea with homeopathy is that like cures like. This one is made from onions, so since onions make your nose run and your eyes water, this is a good remedy if you have a runny nose and watery eyes.

Natrum Muriaticum is another good one for runny nose and allergy symptoms.

Mild Depression & Anxiety

Hypericum Perforatum and Argentum Nitricum are both good for anxiety, mild depression, and I think some sleep disorders.

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How to Use Homeopathic Remedies

Let me make this very clear. I’m not a homeopath. I’m not a naturopath. I’m not a doctor. I don’t have any letters after my name. This is just me learning to be Dr. Mom and trusting that there really aren’t any side effects of these remedies, and I’ve seen some potential improvement.

I’ve also seen a lot of instances where maybe nothing happened too, but because they’re inexpensive, and they’re tiny, I don’t feel like this is too much of a waste of space on our travels.

To take a homeopathic remedy, you’re supposed to put 1-3 of the “little balls” in the cap of the container and tip them into your mouth without touching them. Hold them under your tongue until they dissolve.

There are no known side effects of homeopathy, which is great!

Again, I highly recommend the book or ebook from Homeopathy for Mommies. It’s a fabulous source of information for rookies.

What homeopathic remedies do you keep on hand?
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