I love making homemade ointments and creams. It is about time that I make my own first aid ointment. I have been using a great brand from my local health food store, but it is almost out. A few hours later, my ointment is made. It is important to build your medicine cabinet and stock it with natural and holistic remedies. This is a great addition.
1. 5 ounces beeswax
1 cup olive or coconut oil
1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
8 drops lemon essential oil
8 drops tea tree oil
Heat oil and beeswax on very LOW heat on stove until melted (takes a good 5-10 minutes).
Remove from heat and add essential oils and vitamin E.
Pour mixture into small sterilized jars or mason jar. Allow to cool on counter..
Antiseptic properties of the essential oils include:
Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
Recipe adapted from Frugally Sustainable