Radiation treatment is a scary proposition. If a loved one is about to start radiotherapy they’re likely to be anxious about it. Show them you’re thinking of them with a thoughtful, handpicked gift packed full of useful and comforting goodies to help support them through their treatment.
Our Radiotherapy Aid Box is packed full of the following treats and pick me ups:
- Aloe Vera Plant
One of the most common side effects of radiation treatment is skin damage, so we know your loved one will really appreciate this Aloe Vera plant. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a healing plant and has been proven as an effective topical treatment for burns and sores which is the type of skin damage that radiotherapy can cause. The plant is approximately 35 cm in height and comes in a pretty white 12cm diameter pot.
- Udderly SMOOth Moisturising Cream
Udderly SMOOth Moisturising Cream is a water-based moisturiser that is greaseless and stainless with a light, fresh fragrance. Originally developed for use on dairy cows, Udderly SMOOth has become popular in recent years with the general public to help prevent dry skin and has been recommended for oncology skincare by healthcare professionals. This 114g tube contains Aqua, stearic acid, propylene glycol, dimethicone, lanolin oil, peg-2 stearate, isopropyl myristate, paraffinum liquidum, allantoin, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, parfum.
- Natural Unscented Handmade Soap Bar
Skincare is so important when undergoing radiation treatment and it is recommended to wash skin with a mild, unperfumed soap. This fabulous bar of traditional cold-pressed soap handmade by HandMadeHaven Soaps is as simple as it gets. Wonderfully gentle and moisturising, there is nothing extra added - no artificial colourings, scents or preservatives. The soap bar is approximately 100g and contains just Organic Coconut Oil, Lye and Organic Cocoa Butter – that’s it!
- Scented Wheat Pack
Radiotherapy can sometimes make the joints and muscles in the area being treated stiff, swollen and uncomfortable and these beautiful, handmade wheat packs from the Scented Bag Company will help soothe away aches and pains in all parts of the body. Simply heat in a microwave for immediate use or use as a cold compress from the refrigerator or freezer for relief from swellings and bruises and to ease headaches and migraines. The wheat pack is approximately 12cm in height x 40cm in width and is scented with the soothing fragrance of Red Berries.
- Relaxing, Hand poured Soy Wax Candle
Many people undergoing radiotherapy feel tired - a lot of the time. This gorgeous, hand poured, soy wax candle from Lolly Rocket is the perfect way to encourage your loved one to take time out to rest and relax. The Mandarin Orange & Amber soothingly scented candle is made in small batches using the highest grade 100% natural Soy wax and the finest quality fragrance oils for a beautiful scent from the first to the last burn. The jar measures 8.5cm high x 6.5cm diameter and has a burn time of approximately 40 hours.
- Positivity Postcard
We include one of our Positivity Postcards in each of our Radiotherapy Aid Boxes with space on the back for your handwritten message – which we can write for you if we’re sending the box directly to your loved one. Positivity Postcards are assigned at random with messages including ‘you are stronger than you think you are’, ‘the pig of persistence – keep going’, ‘the deep breaths pufferfish – you will get through this’ and ‘the chin up chicken’.