This first aid salve works like a natural antibiotic ointment; chock-full of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and overall healing ingredients. Keep a batch around to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of infection for cuts, scrapes, and most shallow/minor wounds!
For best results, gently cleanse the wound with witch hazel first.
Ready in about 20 mins
Applications: Makes about 3.5 oz.
About this recipe:
- To prolong shelf life and keep its firmest consistency, keep in the refrigerator. Can remain at room temperature.
Here’s what you’ll need…
- 2 TBSP beeswax pellets
- 3 TBSP unrefined virgin coconut oil
- 1 TBSP shea butter
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp pure vitamin E oil
- 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
- 10 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops of lavender essential oil
- In a medium glass mixing bowl carefully sitting over a small/medium saucepan filled halfway with water (double boiler method). Over medium/med-high heat, melt beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, honey, and vitamin E oil. Stir often, ensuring that every pellet has melted; this can take up to 15 mins. Remove from heat.
- Whisk mixture while adding in essential oils.
- Immediately pour into a glass jar or container for storage as the outer layers of the salve will begin to harden. To speed up the firming process, place salve in the fridge. Otherwise, leaving it in an area that is 68 degrees or below and dark will firm it up over the course of a few hours. Product can be used without hardening if needed.
Use a Q-tip or wooden stick/depressor to apply a small amount of first aid salve onto clean wound, 2-3 x/day.
Pro tip: As soon as you are finished with the bowl/whisk, wash with hot water. Beeswax gets difficult to clean the more it hardens.
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