Natural and Thrifty in 365: #237 Homemade Antiseptic Ointment

Many of us were raised to reach for over-the-counter antibiotic creams to treat minor scrapes and cuts. You can control the quality of the ingredients and put nature to work for you with a homemade batch of first-aid antiseptic ointment.  With tea tree, lavender and lemon essential oils the natural qualities of this balm are antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibiotic and even analgesic for minor pain relief.

If you can’t find the ingredients locally consider ordering from Mountain Rose Herbs.  I checked today and they have all of the ingredients for this recipe in stock.

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  1. Is this good for bites of all kinds, scratches, etc…you know just that good ole “salve” out great-gma’s would have that cured everything!

  2. I just pinned it, thanks so much, with 3 kids we need this quite alot, especially with warmer weather and they are outside more. Playing hard = lots of scrapes and boo boos :)

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