Aromatherapy Balm Recipe for Minor Cuts and Scrapes
This recipe offers an alternative to antibiotic ointments that generally contain petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly is a man-made derivative of petroleum production, and is known for clogging pores. Instead, of the petroleum jelly, natural vegetable oils and beeswax are used.
- 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
- 40 drops Lavender Oil
- 40 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 4 ounce Wide-Mouth Jar
Place the beeswax in a double boiler and heat at a low setting. Although it takes more care, you can melt the beeswax in a microwave safe bowl using a reduced power setting if you have one. 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 cuts and scrapes, apply a small amount of balm and then apply a bandage if necessary.
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