Around our house, boo-boos and ouchies are a common thing. Nicks, scrapes, cuts, and scratches are a common daily thing around here. I live with 7 large dogs and let’s just say they can get a bit hyper. They can get overly rambunctious and those toenails (bear claws, as I call them) can leave some nasty scratches! Beyond that, I must just be accident prone. I can get nicks and cuts just from dusting! Go figure! When these little accidents happen, instead of reaching for a tube of Neosporin, I have my trusty Homemade Neosporin!
I have told you before about the anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of essential oils and we all love coconut oil don’t we? Well, did you know that you can make your own antibiotic cream with natural ingredients? Check out this easy recipe and whip you up a batch. It is a great natural alternative to Neosporin antibiotic cream that works just as amazingly!
Homemade Neosporin with Essential Oils
1/2 cup Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Almond Oil
2 tablespoons of beeswax
Small glass jar
20 drops each of:
-Lavender Essential Oil
–Tea Tree / Melaleuca Oil
-Lemon Essential Oil
1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel
Add Coconut oil, beeswax, and almond oil in a double boiler (or a small glass bowl inside a saucepan of boiling water).
Continue to heat until all wax is melted.
Place melted liquid in a bowl, add Witch Hazel and essential oils.
Blend until you get a waxy-creamy texture.
Pour into jar and allow to cool.
That’s all there is to it! This batch should last you a long time, as a little goes a long way.
Here’s why this Homemade Neosporin works so Great!
Coconut oil is anti-bacterial and anti-viral and creates a more creamy texture to the wax mixture. It also promotes healing.
The Essential Oils are antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender is also an analgesic, meaning it helps ease the pain on the area.
Almond oil reduces inflammation and reduces redness.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent that helps clean and disinfect the area. It will also help with any bruising or swelling.