Basic DIY First Aid-Kit For Home And Vehicle

DIY First -Aid Kit For Home And Vehicle

Basic DIY First-Aid Kit For The Home And Vehicle

A couple years ago, one of my children hurt their finger and were quite upset because they thought they really needed a Band-Aid. Apparently Band-Aids make everything better.

I wasn’t going to argue that they were not in fact bleeding and didn’t really need one, but we were out and I didn’t want to deal with a meltdown. I pulled out a little container I carried in my purse that contained bandages and bandaged up their finger.

They were so impressed that I had those in my purse! Apparently it doesn’t take much to impress them. Haha

Ever since that incident I’ve thought it would be a good idea to have a basic first-aid kit around, at home and in the vehicle. The only thing is, I couldn’t wrap my head around spending money on something I might use.

I had bandages around the house, some tweezers, pain relief and other things, but I wanted to have it all in one location, so if the need came, I wouldn’t have to spend time trying to find it all.

For someone who likes to be prepared for everything, I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to put this together.

I decided to go for it and I was able to assemble 2 kits with things I had on hand, items from the dollar store and local drug store. I went with no-name products for the most part to save as much money as possible.

There could be an endless number of pieces that could go into a first-aid kit, but I stuck with the essentials.


DIY First Aid-Kit:

·      Bandages (different sizes)

·      Hand wipes

·      Pain relief

·      Butterfly bandages

·      Alcohol wipes

·      Disposable gloves

·      Saline (for rinsing the eyes)

·      Antibiotic ointment

·      Tweezers

·      Scissors

·      Gauze

·      Instant cold pack (not pictured)

·      Paper tape

·      Roll of gauze

·      Hydrogen peroxide

·      Plastic container with lid

·      Safety pins

·      First-Aid Quick Guide (not pictured)


This is a very basic list of pieces, but I was able to put together a kit for home and a kit for the vehicle for very little. It’s taken me years, but I finally did it!

I know there will come a time when I will need some of these items. This time I can impress my kids with even more tricks in the bag ;)

Have you wanted to create your own first-aid kit? Create a quick list of what you will need and you will be surprised how easy it is to put one together.