First-Aid Antiseptic Ointment

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

1. Over very low heat, in a small pot or double boiler, melt oils and beeswax. 2. Remove from heat and add vitamin E oil and essential oils. Stir with a chopstick. 3. Pour mixture into small sterilized jars (or a mason jar). Allow to cool on counter. 4. Store in a cool, dark place. Use as needed on wounds. Will keep for approximately 5 years. Notes -Antiseptic properties of the essential oils include: ◾Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial ◾Lavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial ◾Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial -For those who do not like the smell of lavender…you may substitute chamomile essential oils for lavender and fir essential oils for lemon. -I purchase the ingredients used in this recipe from a local health food store. Otherwise, I like to purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs or The Bulk Herb Store. You can purchase beeswax here.

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