Seven items every mommy must have in her kikay kit

Once you become a mom, products with multiples uses come in handy.


When you become a mom, you stop thinking about just yourself.

So when the family goes on a trip, your kikay kit practically belongs to your kids, too.

To save you from time, hassle, and stress, here's a list of items known for their many uses aside from pampaganda.

They really come in handy during SOS situations.

BURT'S BEES RES-Q OINTMENT, PHP550

Uses: does wonders to minor cuts, scrapes, scratches, bruises, bug bites, dry skin, burns, redness, swelling, cold sores, chapped lips, hang nails, pimples, and scars

Available in Beauty Bar and The SM Store's Beauty Section


VASELINE PETROLEUM JELLY, PHP99

Uses: reduces the appearance of fine and lines, removes makeup, seals split ends, softens skin overnight, removes tight rings

Available in supermarkets and drug stores


TEA BAGS, starts at PHP75

Uses: aside from being an aid for digestion and sleeping, the used tea bags also work as a deodorizing hand scrub (useful after eating crabs); warm tea helps eliminate foot odor, calluses, pinkeye, canker sores, fever blisters, and plantar warts; cold tea bags help in healing sunburns; peppermint and green teas are breath fresheners

Available in supermarkets and drug stores


CALIFORNIA BABY SUMMER BLEND 30+, PHP1,100+

Uses: safe for children six months and up; it's for grown-ups, too; has SPF 30 to protect skin from UVB rays and block the harmful UVA rays; good for face and body; retains effectiveness after 80 minutes of activity in water or perspiring; the citronella drives away bugs; soothes insect bites

Available online


HUMAN NATURE SAFE PROTECT SPF 30 SUNSCREEN FOR BABIES 7 KIDS, PHP299.75*

Uses: it is safe for children six months and up; has SPF 30 to protect skin from UVB rays and block the harmful UVA rays; good for face and body; water resistant

Available in supermarkets and drug stores

*An alternative to the California Baby brand

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BAKING SODA, PHP38.25

Uses: Mouthwash (one teaspoon in half a glass of water), body scrub, the paste helps minimize the swelling from insect bites and itchy skin, removes styling residue in the hair

Available in all supermarkets


VIRGIN COCONUT OIL, PHP210

Uses: highlights cheekbones, leave-on overnight hair conditioner, moisturizer, after-sun care, heals dry skin, two tablespoons per day for faster metabolism, personal lubricant

Available in departments stores, drug stores, supermarkets, and online shops


SNAKE BRAND PRICKLY HEAT COOLING POWDER, PHP55

Uses: it really has cooling effects, eliminates prickly heat, insect repellent against non-flying insects, prevents foot rots

Available in departments stores and supermarkets


How about you? Do you have any multi-functional item in your kikay kit?


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