How to make an all-natural healing balm to help moisturise and heal skin abrasions, cuts, bruises, scars or blemishes. This balm contains rich oils and herbs, including coconut oil, olive oil, and calendula and lavender oil, to create a soothing balm that can relieve inflammation, pain, dry skin, itchiness, and promote healing.
Nothing like rubbing mystery ingredients on an exposed wound. No, thank you.
Coconut oil has been my go-to cream for many minor bumps and bruises, and while it’s helped many-a-time, sometimes you need something a little more powerful. Something to soothe burns and cuts, and help with the healing process.
My usual go-to “Windex” for healing creams has been my calendula cream, but I’ve recently started using this balm as another alternative.
Balms are thicker than creams, and don’t contain water. They provide better protection and can deeply nourish skin due to the plant oils, butters and waxes used.
This DIY antibacterial wound healing ointment by Small Footprint Family is great for any wounds you may be concerned about that may be susceptible to infection. This salve contains essential oils known to contain antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Homemade Healing Balm
As soon as you pour the balm mixture into the glass containers, it immediately starts to solidify. The balm takes around 5-10 minutes to fully set, and then it’s ready to start using!
- 1/2 cup calendula-infused olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 4 tbsp beeswax
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 10 drops tea tree oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 5 drops oregano oil
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- Place a large glass bowl over a saucepan full of boiling water to create a double boiler. Combine the coconut oil, calendula oil and beeswax, turn the heat down to low, and stir together until melted.
- Next, add in the honey, stirring for about one minute. Turn off heat and add the essential oils, stirring to combine.
- Pour the mixture into glass jars. The mixture will immediately begin to solidify.
- Stir the balm mix every minute or two, to keep the honey from settling at the bottom. The balm takes about five to ten minutes to fully set.
- Once set, it’s ready to use. This balm will keep at room temperature for twelve months.
DIY healing balm tutorial
As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.
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