Homemade Antiseptic Ointment

| 8/18/2012 2:44:27 PM

When you live and work around a farm, there are plenty of opportunities to get cuts and scrapes, and there are loads of nasty bacteria and germs hanging around just waiting to strike.  We always make sure we have plenty of Neosporin around to treat open cuts so they won't get infected, but I was interested in making a completely natural ointment that we could use on ourselves as well as our animals.  Right now we have horses, a cat, a dog, chickens and ducks.  Between them all, someone is always getting into something they shouldn't.

 ointment ingredients 

  This antiseptic ointment is a breeze to make and is not only completely natural, but also nontoxic so if you use it on your animals and they lick it it's not a problem.
Antiseptic Ointment 

2-1/2 ounces beeswax
3/4 cup olive or coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon liquid vitamin E (helps repair damaged skin)
10 drops lavender essential oil (relaxant, pain reliever, antibacterial, anti-fungal)
10 drops lemon essential oil (antibacterial, antiviral)

Grate beeswax and melt with olive or coconut oil over low heat in a double boiler. 

double boiler 

Remove from heat and stir in the Vitamin E and essential oils.  Pour into a small covered container and cool.  Store in a cool, dark place.
5/15/2018 8:00:41 PM

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12/8/2017 4:03:54 PM

I will add some drops of oregano EO to this recipe. This plant has awesome antibacterial properties, even tetani bacteria cannot tolerate oregano.

12/8/2017 4:02:17 PM

I will add some drops of oregano EO to the recipe. This one is a potent antibacterial, even tetani bacteria cannot tolerate oregano!

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