As a mother, my number one job is as nurse mommy. I am ALWAYS cleaning up scrapes, cuts, and nasty bleeders on a daily basis. It’s the hazards of the job and not something that I look forward too, but in a short time I have gotten pretty good at naturally “doctoring” Silas and his boo boo’s. With all of this talk of chemicals in just about every single beauty/health item I have either owned or used, I was suspicious of my big tube of Neosporin. I knew before I even looked at the tube, that I was going to have to throw it away. (I was pretty sure it contained petroleum jelly in it, so it was a no-brainer that I wanted to get any petroleum products off of my skin.) All of the antibiotics that are in Neosporin, actually don’t work that great together. I have seen some stories of doctor’s who wouldn’t even keep Neosporin in their offices because of the irritation and allergic reactions associated with this over-the-counter cream. It was quite an easy choice to make my own, and after making it, I realized it was super easy to make as well!
This homemade antiseptic ointment is jam packed with germ fighting soldiers that will tackle any minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions. I actually use this as a diaper rash cream on Syfy’s bum as well.
The essential oil blend in this was chosen specifically for their proven antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
- Tea Tree Essential Oil: is antibiotic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal
- Lavender Essential Oil: is antibiotic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, AND an analgesic (pain-relief)
- Lemon Essential Oil: is antibiotic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal
This recipe filled three round 2-inch diameter tin containers. You can either re-purpose mint tins or other containers out there, just make sure they have a lid and you thoroughly sterilized them. If boiling isn’t appropriate, you can sterilize them the way you would baby bottles and binkies, steam in the microwave.
What other natural homemade products are in your medicine cabinet?
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