Your Magical Home/ Homemade Healing: Easy-to-Make Herbal Ointment
June 20

Your Magical Home/ Homemade Healing: Easy-to-Make Herbal Ointment

Instead of expensive over-the-counter products, we use hydrogen peroxide, witch hazel, calamine lotion, aloe vera gel, and both arnica cream and calendula cream.  We are ready for (almost) anything! Creams and ointments are often expensive to buy but can be made easily at home.  Here is an easy recipe to make your own curative cream.

Make Your Own Topical Ointment:
  • stainless steel saucepan, bowl, whisk, and thermometer
  • small clean jars or cans to store your ointment in
  • 15 grams (1 tablespoon) beeswax
  • 80 milliliters (5 tablespoons) organic vegetable oil (sunflower oil is effective and affordable; jojoba oil is nice but pricey)
  • tincture; add 30 drops of arnica tincture to make an arnica cream
  • 30 drops of calendula tincture and 10 drops of lavender oil to make calendula cream
Melt the beeswax and vegetable oil in a double boiler (or in a bowl over a saucepan).  When the beeswax is fully melted, remove the bowl or pan from the heat.  Whisk the ointment until it is cooled to around 100â—¦ F, then stir in the tincture you are using. Once you have the hang of it, you can experiement and make blends like rosemary and lavender which smells like heaven!
Label and store in clean, sealable lidded jars or cans.  These homemade creams will last longest if you keep them refrigerated