During the First Aid Kit Series I wrote, I mentioned our homemade soothing balm more then once. Well today I’m going to share the recipe we use.
We are big advocates of natural wellness and try to avoid conventional medication whenever possible. The essential oils in this recipe naturally boost the immune system, and has cleansing and germ-destroying properties. We use this “owie cream” on cuts, scrapes, burns, and even diaper rashes. Its pretty much all-purpose. And it works.
Several months ago my youngest daughter had a blister on her heel that got infected very quickly. I cleaned it (this involved a lot of puss removal…I only tell you that to convey just how infected it had gotten!) and dressed it with a mixture of lavender, melaleuca, and coconut oil. I put her to bed that night and hoped for the best. The next morning the redness had all but vanished and the skin was nearly completely healed over – there wasn’t even a scab. It was amazing! When that original ointment ran out several weeks ago, I decided to come up with this recipe to stabilize it a bit, because the summer heat has descended and that ointment was completely liquified. I added frankincense because I have it in my arsenal now, and it is a powerhouse all on its own so it just makes this cream that much more effective.
Step 2: Once cooled slightly, add the essential oils. Mix and then pour into your desired container. (This made enough to fill a half-pint sized mason jar and a small travel-sized bottle)
Step 3: Allow to cool completely and then store with your first aid kit.
This makes a smooth cream that is easily squeeze-able. And a little goes a long way!
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Medical Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own. I am not a medical professional. I’m just a Mom sharing what works for my family. Material on this blog is provided for informational purposes only. Please do your own research and consult your doctor for medical care or advice.
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