This all natural version of the Band-Aid comes in a variety of sizes and widths – and it’s edible! (Prior to using of course.)
Your first step is to obtain a kombucha SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast). These are simple to grow if you have access to store-bought kombucha. (See How to Grow Your Own SCOBY.)
If you have a friend who makes kombucha no doubt he or she will be more than willing to share. SCOBYs reproduce rapidly and no one wants to throw away a perfectly good SCOBY.
How to make this natural band aid
Your next step is to dehydrate the SCOBY. It requires approximately 4 hours in the dehydrator or a bit more time if dried in the sun.
Once the SCOBY is dried it will feel like leather. It’s quite sturdy! I’ve seen jackets made with kombucha SCOBYs.
Cut to desired shape and place on an area of need. I would not suggest this for a deep wound, but it works great for simple scratches, cuts, irritations and rashes. Think of all those beneficial microbes protecting you from airborne pathogens! (Moisten each end to get the band-aid to stick. You can also add the first-aid tape if needed.)
My greatest success with the Incredible Edible Band-Aid was a recent lesion on my foot. I purchased my first pair of Earth Runners (a healthy alternative to traditional running shoes), and because of an extreme toe strap sensitivity I encountered an immediate problem. I continued to break them in while allowing time for the big toe area to heal. I tried the dried SCOBY and wrapped it around the strap. It worked like a charm!
How do these Incredible Edible Band-Aids taste? Well, they’re a little “tough” but virtually tasteless. Our dog Tebow loves dried or raw SCOBY.
Oh, and did I mention that used Incredible Edible Band-Aids are 100% biodegradable?
What are your thoughts on the Incredible Edible Band-Aid? I’d love to hear!