I just love Lavender essential oil! I enjoy the calming aroma and its ability to heal the skin is amazing.
It seems I am always burning myself either with my clothes iron when I’m sewing or from the oven when I’m baking. The first thing I do is reach for my Lavender First Aid Ointment. It helps relieve the pain and when applied several times a day, the burn scabs over and heals in a few days. I keep a container in the kitchen cabinet and in my purse…I use it all the time. I also like to give it as a “homemade gift”.
Last year my husband and I went camping with our daughter, her husband, and our two grandchildren. My daughter’s husband cut his finger and I had him put the ointment on it. Then, my husband got a bug bite on his foot which started itching really bad. I applied this ointment and within seconds he said the itching stopped.
Here are some FACT SHEETS I put together about Aromatherapy and four (4) of my favorite essential oils: Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemongrass and Rosemary. They are very informative and explains why Lavender is considered a must have for everyone’s medicine cabinet!
LAVENDER FIRST AID OINTMENT
Makes 2 small containers
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 Tablespoons Olive oil (doesn’t go rancid and is wonderful for the skin)
1 Tablespoon beeswax (in the candle making section at Hobby Lobby for $14.99 for a block…check for their 40% off coupon and Joann’s has 4 oz. Pellets for $4.99 online)…the block will last you forever!
1 Vitamin E capsule
20 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Tea Tree essential oil
Small pan and measuring spoons
Small containers, washed in hot soapy water (you can get a 2 – pack of the blue containers (pictured) at Walmart for 97 cents) and the white ones online…I can’t remember where I got mine.
- If using beeswax in a block, shred or cut into small pieces, then measure it,
- Place Olive oil and beeswax into a double boiler (set the pan in another pan that’s filled with a few inches of water, pictured above).
- Heat the oil just until the wax melts. Remove from heat.
- Pierce and stir in the contents of 1 Vitamin E capsule.
- Allow the wax to cool a little and then stir in the Lavender and Tea Tree oils. If the wax starts to cloud up and harden, place the pan back into pan of hot water.
- Pour mixture into containers. Allow to cool completely before adding the lids.
Store container out of reach of children.
Note: Beeswax has a low melting point, so you may notice that the ointment softens after awhile. That’s OK, it will still work.
When I give this ointment as gifts I like to include a card letting the recipients know what it’s good for and what’s in it…if you’re interested in making and giving this ointment, here’s the cards I use. Lavender First Aid INFO CARDS
I’ll be posting these essential oil recipes in future posts: Lavender Herbal Shampoo Spray, Lavender & Rosemary Leave-In Hair Conditioner and Lavender & Lemongrass Air and Bug Spray…so start reading up about these essential oils in my FACT SHEETS above, so you’ll know why I use and LOVE them.
UPDATE: I tested this ointment on a cut I got…the very day I was drafting this post. You can read about it here: