First Aid products, Made in the U.S.A.

While looking through one of my newest vintage magazines (Ladies Home Journal, October 1942), I was struck – and saddened – by the advertisements for domestic and food products which were all made in America.

Things have degenerated so far that almost none of the domestic items (toasters, irons, etc.) are now made here. Many of the foods at the grocery are foreign, too.

I was shocked to see that most of the regular apple juice is Chinese, as well as lots of the garlic.

What’s more American than apples?

Remember Johnny Appleseed?!

What’s with these companies?

And garlic… how hard can it be to grow our own garlic? Do we really need to import it from half-way around the world?!

So, I’m renewing my efforts to find American grown and manufactured products.

A surprising place to find them is at the dollar store. I’m adding new entries under the Made in U.S.A. category on the right sidebar for the different dollar stores. Today I’m focusing on Dollar General.

While looking for items to put in a first aid kit, I came across these:


First, the band aids, adhesive bandages, sticking plaster or whatever you call them.


They didn’t have Bactine, so I bought this antiseptic spray.

There are American-made products out there – we just have to look for them!

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