Throughout the local pharmacy, there are many OTC antiseptic ointments to choose from, which are usually applied directly to the bite. They are intended to avoid developing infections. Although such solutions always work, and the products have some useful ingredients, they do have some needless ingredients, and they can be manufactured in bulk.
Fortunately, for those of you who choose to live a more natural life, there is an alternative without the unnecessary added ingredients to everyday products. This is not about saving money because to be honest, the ingredients for the initial purchase are not inherently inexpensive. On the other side, they will last quite a long time and make many antiseptic stocks. Or you can share this with family and friends, who may want to benefit from a purer healing approach.
Making the Ointment
The recipe we’re sharing is filled with anti-germ properties, which will help avoid infection of a minor wound. Additionally, it can help to reduce any potential scarring.
The ingredients are well known for their soothing tendencies and their success in fighting off infections. So, it makes sense to combine them into a perfect, homemade ointment to just have on hand.
- 5 oz beeswax (pellets melt quicker)
- 1 cup almond oil (could replace this with olive or coconut oil)
- .25 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- .5 teaspoon tea tree oil
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- Lavender Essential Oil: Lavender not only soothes, but also works as a pain reliever, antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and antibacterial.
- Tea Tree Oil: This oil is known for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, antibiotic, and anti-bacterial properties.
- Lemon Essential Oil: Lemon oil acts as an antibiotic, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial.
- Vitamin E Oil: This oil aids in healing the skin and reducing any scarring that might occur from a minor injury.
- Almond Oil: Some people have found that almond oil has helped heal breakouts of various skin conditions.
Now that you know how each ingredient contributes to making this ointment work, here are the easy directions to putting them all together in creating a healthy and useful antiseptic ointment:
1. In a small pot, melt the beeswax and almond oil on a very low heat setting.
2. Once that has melted, take the pot off the heat source.
3. Add the tea tree oil, vitamin E oil, lavender oil, and lemon oil, stirring with a wooden spoon.
4. After the mixture is blended, pour it into a small and sterilized container and let it cool.
5. When it’s cooled down, store in a cool and dark place.
That’s all there’s to it – a very easy way to create a mild wound ointment. When you have a small cut, scrape or abrasion, rub a little of this ointment on the wound a few times a day before it is healed.
This ointment has a 5 year shelf life.
As a side note for those who don’t like lemon or lavender smell, you can add either one or both. Lavender can be substituted with essential oil for chamomile, and lemon can be substituted with essential oil for fir.