Aromatherapy Balm Recipe for Minor Cuts and Scrapes
This recipe offers an alternative to commercially sold ointments that tend to contain petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly is a man-made derivative of petroleum production, and may clog pores. Instead, of the petroleum jelly, natural vegetable oils and beeswax are used.
When selecting and using essential oils, be sure to follow all safety precautions. This balm should not be used as a substitute for proper medical treatment.
- 3 fl. ounces vegetable carrier oil such as Jojoba, Sweet Almond Oil or infused oil such as Calendula Oil (more info and a recipe for infused oils)
- 1 net wt. ounce Grated Beeswax
- 15 drops Lavender Oil
- 15 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 4 ounce Wide-Mouth Jar
- Place the beeswax in a double boiler and heat at a low setting. Beeswax is hard to remove from pans, so keep that in mind.
- In a separate pan, slowly and gently heat your carrier or infused oil.
- Pour the warm carrier or infused oil into a bowl, add the melted beeswax and then stir very well.
- Add the lavender and tea tree essential oils and again stir well.
- Pour the mixture into your wide-mouth jar.
- Let cool for a few more minutes before putting the lid on.
- Wait until the ointment has cooled before using.
After cleaning minor skin irritations, apply a small amount of balm and then apply a bandage if necessary. Immediately discontinue use if you experience any discomfort or irritation.
General Safety Information
These recipes are offered for educational purposes only. Before using any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young. Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications.