make it yourself Mommy Hobbies: first aid salve. make it yourself ointment ointment salve
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
Yes, I have made yet another home supply. This is the first time I’ve gone toward the physical aspect and made something useful for our bodies, though. It won’t be the last time, because I can only imagine what else is out there that I can make. The idea of having this type of knowledge and the resources to make my own whatever, is so empowering to me. Don’t be surprised if more and more of these home remedy posts pop up in the future.
So, here we go.
I am not a fan of lavender. I don’t know why, it just reminds me of a bunch of stinky incense and it makes my nose wiggle with itchies. But, I used it instead of camomile. Yeah, the whole $35.99 for HALF AN OUNCE made me rethink my decision to be picky.
I put my coconut oil, (the white stuff on the spoon), the beeswax and all the essential oil except the vitamin E in a mason jar surrounded by water in a pot over medium/low heat. (you want indirect heat)
I didn’t have enough coconut oil, so this yields a little more than shown. But, I was able to get two small containers out of it.
Once everything is melted, remove from heat and add the vitamin E oil. Stir. The salve cools rather quickly.
It would sound weird if I said that I couldn’t wait to try this stuff out…haha. But, I really am curious! It smells very nice, like it would do a wound good. The lavender isn’t overpowering (nice!).
Make sure the containers you use to store the ointment are sterilized. Keep in a cool dry place. And there you have it, your own salve for cuts, scrapes and burns.
This should be good for 8-10 months.
Antiseptic Ointment (scrapes, cuts, burns)
-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 camomile OR lavender essential oil (I prefer camomile…but the $35.99 price tag for only a half oz … stopped me)
-10 drops lemon essential oil
And just so you know what the significance of each of the ingredients is:
- Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- Lavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
This recipe was passed along to me from one of my faithful followers. She came across it over HERE.