First Aid

Whilst we strive to prevent mishaps by being aware of hazards and taking precautions, accidents do still happen. Most will be minor and Nelsons has a range of topical creams for soothing the skin.

Nelsons® Tea Tree cream* is a soothing skin cream prepared using the finest, purest tea tree oil from Australia. Tea tree oil has many uses and is best known for its excellent antiseptic properties. 

Minor burns and scalds

Minor burns and scalds are among the most common mishaps. For minor burns and scalds the first thing is to remove the person from the heat source, and cool the burn as quickly as possible by placing the affected area under cold or lukewarm running water for at least 10 minutes. You should also keep the burn clean and not burst any blisters that may form. For any serious burns you should seek medical advice.

Nelsons® Burns Cream* can help provide natural first aid relief for minor burns and scalds. It is a traditional herbal remedy that can help relieve pain, prevent blistering and help to heal minor burns and scalds.

Cuts and grazes

Cuts and grazes are one of the most common skin injuries. Most are minor and can be treated at home by cleaning the affected area thoroughly and covering with a plaster or dressing.

A cut is a tear in the skin that will usually form a scab, which will then fall off a few days later after the skin underneath, has healed. A graze is where the upper layer of skin has been rubbed off after coming into contact with something rough.

Nelsons® Hypercal® Cream* is a topical herbal remedy traditionally used for the symptomatic treatment of cuts and grazes. It is suitable for all types of cuts and grazes and provides natural first aid – combining Calendula’s gentle natural healing properties, with the pain relieving properties of Hypericum. 

Nelsons® Healing Cream* can aid help to the healing of cut and grazed skin and helps soothe sore, sensitive and roughened skin. It is prepared with the Calendula (marigold) plant.


Often caused by a bump, knock or fall, bruises are not usually too serious and normally look much worse than they actually feel! There are 5 stages of bruising. A fresh bruise is usually a deep purple colour, then after a day or two it will turn blue. The bruise will then turn brown, then green, then yellow and finally back to the normal skin colour as it heals.

Arnica has been recognised for its beneficial natural properties since the 16th Century and is traditionally known to aid the healing process of bruises.

Nelsons® Arnicare® Arnica Cream* is a topical herbal remedy traditionally used for the symptomatic treatment of bruises. It can be used on all types of bruises resulting from injures, knocks and falls. 


Strains - A strain occurs when muscles are stretched too much or forced to contract too quickly meaning the actual muscle fibres stretch or tear. 

Most strains can be treated by following the PRICE protocol - Protection - e.g. take weight off the limb, Rest – allow time for the injury to heal by resting the injured joint or muscle, Ice – apply wrapped ice packs to reduce pain and inflammation, Compression or comfortable support using padding and a bandage to limit any swelling and movement that could damage further and Elevation – raising the injured area helps reduce swelling.

If you are at all concerned about any of your symptoms or if your symptoms persist or worsen, always consult a doctor.

Nelsons® Strains Cream* is a topical herbal remedy traditionally used in the symptomatic treatment of strains and sprains. It can be used to help relieve strained tendons and help ease sprains. It is made with Ruta graveolens tincture.

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If you are concerned about any of your symptoms or if symptoms persist or worsen, consult your doctor.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and are taking any medicines either prescribed or bought yourself, consult your doctor before using any other medicine.