With three kids in the house, it’s bound to happen. It seems I’m always getting out my neosporin and band-aids to patch up some boo-boo or owie.
It’s an inevitable part of being a kid. And with my fearless bunch of tree climbing boys and a daredevil two year old daughter, I need to be prepared. That’s why I love this Homemade First Aid Ointment recipe made with essential oils.
About the Ingredients
1. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, but it also has antimicrobial and antiviral properties.
2. Beeswax helps to protect the skin against irritants. In fact, it’s better than petroleum jelly as a barrier cream for the skin. In addition, the properties in beeswax provide antibacterial and antiviral benefits.
3. Lavender essential oil is helps to soothe and cleanse common cuts and skin irritations.
4. Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil is a natural germ killer, yet gentle to the skin.
5. Geranium essential oil helps to revitalize body tissue.
Note: You could make this without the beeswax. I included it because I like a cream or balm-like consistency. I live in Southern California and my coconut oil is usually a liquid due to the warm weather. I wanted a Homemade Natural Healing Salve Ointment Recipe that could fit in my purse to use for emergencies. The beeswax helps this diaper balm maintain that consistency.
Homemade First Aid Ointment Recipe
- 4 tbsp organic extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 and 1/2 tbsp organic, cosmetic-grade beeswax pastilles
- 6 drops Lavender essential oil
- 6 drops Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil
- 4 drops Geranium essential oil
- 4 oz glass jar
- Use a double boiler on low heat to melt all ingredients (except essential oils).
- Remove from heat once melted and add essential oils.
- Fill lip balm tins and let cool for a couple of hours to firm up.
Makes about 3 oz of Homemade First Aid Ointment.
- $0.74 for Lavender oil ($30.92 for 15 ml or 250 drops)
- $0.82 for Melaleuca Alternifolia oil ($34.21 for 15 ml or 250 drops)
- $0.86 for Geranium oil ($54.28 for 15 ml or 250 drops)
- $0.68 for coconut oil ($7.55 for 16 oz. coconut oil)
- $0.47 for beeswax pastilles ($9.99 for 16 oz. of beeswax)
- $0.87 for 4 oz glass jar ($10.49 for set of 12 glass jars)
Total = $4.44 for 3 oz of all natural diaper balm (without the toxic chemicals)
Compare that with 3 oz of a store-bought organic first aid cream that retails for $5-20. That’s a huge cost savings.