Make Your Own Antiseptic Ointment

For treating minor cuts, scrapes, abrasions etc, most people will reach for the Neosporin or some other antiseptic ointments.

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 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.

Supplies:

            • 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.

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 (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.

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

How To Make Your Own Vaporub

Today I’m going to show you a cool recipe on how to make Vaporub in your home.

This is so damn easy that it is almost embarrassing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil ( I use Tropical Traditions but any brand will work)
  • 15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • 10 drops Cedarwood Essential Oils

Instructions

Put your coconut oil in a bowl and add the essential oils.  Get out a fork or whip and mix them together until light and fluffy.  If your home is on the cool side, the coconut oil will be quite firm and whipping it up a bit will soften it nicely.

Note that if you have the luxury of time, put the jar of coconut oil in a pan of hot water on the stove and leave it there until it melts.

I did not have the luxury of time so I used my stick blender to whip up the coconut oil and essential oils and was pleased with the results.

When your Healing Vapor Rub is soft, fluffy, and to your liking, transfer it to a small, clean jar and you are done.

That’s it.  Were you expecting something more difficult?

How to Use DIY Healing Vapor Rub

Generously rub your DIY Healing Vapor Rub all over the chest and neck area every three to four hours.  Also rub some on the bottoms of both feet.  If stuffiness is a problem and is making breathing difficult, put a little dab on the upper lip to help clear the nasal passages.