These are great items to keep in your first aid kit, but hold on just a second before you rush out the the pharmacy to stock up on these…
Did you know that instead of wasting $5 to $10 on ointment, you can make your own DIY antiseptic from scratch?
This homemade antiseptic ointment is packed with germ-killing properties that will help treat those everyday minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions you might have, and best of all, it’s really easy to make.
Here’s all you need:
- 1 1/2 ounces beeswax, grated
- 1 cup olive, almond, or coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops lemon essential oil
Ointment Recipe Directions:
1. In a small pot, and melt the oils (except the lavender and lemon essential oils) and beeswax using low heat (very low heat).
2. Remove pot from the heat and add Vitamin E oil, lemon, and lavender essential oil. Stir with a chopstick or a small wooden spoon.
3. Pour the mixture into a small sterilized jar(s) (or a mason jar). Then let stand and cool on the counter.
4. Store it in a dark cool place.
When you get a cut, scrape or abrasion, use this ointment as needed on the wound(s).
It should keep for roughly 5 years.
How does it work?
The antiseptic properties include:
- Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- Lavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial
- Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
*For those who don’t like the smell of lavender, you can substitute chamomile essential oils for lavender and fir essential oils for lemon.
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