The Healing Power of Plasters

I will always reach for ‘natural medicine’ long before I’ll reach for anything else, and I’ve come to believe that a good plaster is the most natural medicine of them all! I know that sounds a little bit crazy, but my little girl can overcome almost anything when given a plaster!

And I mean anything. Last year we had a day out at the zoo when she rolled off the play gym and fell a few feet to the ground. I didn’t see the fall, so I gave her a bit of comfort and we popped a plaster on and she was fine and smiling and quite herself for the rest of the day. That night however, after she went to bed she kept stirring and moaning and waking up crying in her sleep. It became so that I called our local non-emergency line and asked for their advice, upon which we ended up heading to the emergency room in the middle of the night! It turned out she’d broken two of the bones in her wrist! How guilty can a mama feel about an injury she couldn’t see? Very, I assure you! The Healing Power of PlastersRead more: The Healing Power of Plasters

Elastoplast Launch New Vintage Tin

My family pretty much keep the plaster industry in business. Aside from the fact that I’m really accident prone in the kitchen – I’m not kidding, a meal is hardly a meal if I haven’t shed blood or given a burnt flesh offering, and quite frankly my life insurance should have gone up when I started a food blogBut aside from that, my youngest daughter tends to be an accident waiting to happen too. She can fall over from a stationary position, that child.

Elastoplast Launch New Vintage TinI always carry plasters around in my handbag because any fall, no matter how big or small can pretty much be ‘fixed’ by a plaster. Okay, that’s not entirely true, but it would be if my children were in charge. They would use plasters for decorative tattoos. Especially the ones with Disney characters on them.

The problem I have is that the boxes always end up scrunched up in the bottom of my bag, and the contents scattered across the inside, which is just a waste really.

Recently Elastoplast have found a solution to my problem! They’ve launched these cute retro vintage tins for keeping your plasters safe and secure in your handbag – I have two so there’s one for my kitchen too!

The good thing about this cute little tin is that you don’t have to fill it with plasters only, but can put safety pins, nail clippers or other every day essentials in the box too, making it an on the go emergency kit.

Elastoplast Launch New Vintage TinOne tip I can offer you, if you find yourself handing out plasters like Halloween candy, is to stick to the plain old ‘boring’ varieties. If it has pictures on, my kids will throw themselves down stairs for one! But the plain skin toned variety are less tempting.

And also, as a mother, I’m always in and out the kitchen, dipping my hands in the washing machine, helping with bath and hair and face cleaning, and the Elastoplast plasters hold up really well to the in – and – out of wetness conditions, though of course you have to change them frequently so your fingers don’t go soggy underneath.

Well, I think these tins are really cute, and super convenient!