Oinkment

Well, it’s actually Frugally Sustainables First Aid Antiseptic Ointment, but Amy calls it “Oinkment”, so we’ve went with that. This baby is like a homemade essential oil polysporin!

What more could you ask for? Oh, I don’t know, maybe the fact that its dead easy to make?!

We had a little owie here this morning so we thought we’d share the recipe.

Mac used a very, cough, liberal amount of the stuff.

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So I swiped some off and put it on another healing owie he had. This is more the amount you’ll want.

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We’re noticing faster healing, and it’s saving us on band aids as well! Anytime Mac or Amy got the teenytinyest little cut it was all “I NEED A BAND AID!!” and they would proceed to each put 3-4 on. Now, they get an owie and we divert them to this, calling it oinkment or band aid cream.

Cheap to make and works like a charm. What more could you want from me!?

Antiseptic Ointment

Oinkment

Feel free to make a larger batch, 20 drops=1 ml. Making a x3 batch of this works well numbers wise.

Good for up to 5 years

1/3 c olive oil

Grated beeswax (about 2 tbsp)

8 drops vitamin E oil (preservative)

7 drops lavender essential oil

4 drops lemon essential oil

17 drops tea tree essential oil.

Warm olive oil in a double boiler or over LOW heat, add in beeswax, stir it around to let it melt. Then put a tablespoon worth in a small bowl in the freezer. When it is cooled to room temperature, check the consistency. I like it more of an ointment than a salve, and for it to be easily spreadable. If you want it thicker, add more beeswax!

When you have the right consistency, check the temperature of the oil/wax mix. It should be cool enough that you can put your finger in but not so much that it’s starting to solidify. Stir in your vitamin E and essential oils, pour into a jar and label well! (Please do a better job labeling than I did? Mmmkay?)

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