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First-Aid Antiseptic Ointment


Shared 2/14/14 on -

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  • 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


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Step 1

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.


-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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