This is a very versatile homemade first aid ointment.  The included essential oils are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, and  anti-parasitic.  This homemade first aid ointment is necessary for any natural medicine cabinet.  I have been using a great brand from my local health food store, but it is almost out.  My young children get lots of bumps and bruises.  I have never used the regular antibiotic creams like neosporin.  These over the counter first aid creams are loaded with toxic ingredients and preservatives…. like petroleum and antibiotics.  My boys have enough scrapes and cuts that the little time and money needed to make my own homemade first aid ointment is well worth it! Here is the formula:


1. 5 ounces beeswax

1 cup olive or coconut oil

8 drops lemon essential oil

6 drops tea tree oil

2 drops lavender


Heat oil and beeswax on very LOW heat until melted (about 5-10 minutes).

Remove from heat and add essential oils.

Pour mixture into small sterilized jars or mason jar.  Allow to cool.

Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial

Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial

Lavender:  pain relief, antiseptic, anti-fungal, healing


Recipe adapted from Frugally Sustainable

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