DIY Healing Balm: for Scars, Blemishes, Cuts & Abrasions

How to make an all-natural cream 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 “Windex” healing cream I use on almost everything is my calendula cream, but as another alternative, this balm does the job. Balms are thicker than creams, and do not 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.

Before we get started in learning how to make this moisturising healing cream – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

Chemical and toxin-free, plus super hydrating for skin; it can also be used as a moisturiser!

If you make this healing cream, please let me know! Leave a comment below, and if you take a picture and share it, please tag me on Instagram @simplynaturalnessa or use the hashtag #simplynaturalnessa so I can see! I’d love to know how you went!

DIY 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!


To make:

  1. 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.
  2. Next, add the honey, stirring for about one minute. Turn off heat and add essential oils, stirring to combine.
  3. Pour mixture into glass jars. The mixture will immediately begin to solidify.
  4. Stir the mixture every minute or two, to keep the honey from settling at the bottom. The mixture takes about 5-10 minutes to fully set.
  5. Once set, it’s ready to use! This balm will keep at room temperature for 12 months.
It’s very soothing when applied onto skin, and a has a soft, oily texture.


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. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

Have you made your own healing cream before? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa