Bumps, bruises, minor burns, scrapes and scratches. They are a part of life, and for many of us a particular name brand “triple anti-biotic ointment” has been burned into our brain as the ointment to use.
We now know that brand uses a petroleum byproduct for its base, and petroleum isn’t one of the healthiest ways to heal a wound.
If you’re like us, you want a natural homemade first-aid ointment option, and you want to trust the ingredients.
We’ve been using this recipe for some time now and have seen great results on everything from chapped hands to cuts and rug burns.
If you don’t have beeswax and vitamin E on hand, consider giving the recipe a try with Waxelene. An all natural (GMO-free) alternative to petroleum jelly that can be picked up at your local Walgreen’s.
1) Place all ingredients (except for the essential oils) in a double boiler. (You could also place a mason jar into a pot of water on the stovetop.)
2) Stir gently until the mixture has become liquid and clear.
3) Remove from heat and add 10 drops of each oil (Lavender & Tea Tree).
4) Stir and pour into a sterilized storage container.