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Balm Recipe for Minor Cuts and Scrapes
Aromatherapy Balm Recipe for Minor Cuts and Scrapes
This recipe offers an alternative to antiobiotic ointments that
generally contain petrolium jelly. Petrolium jelly is a man-made
derivative of petrolium production, and is known for clogging pores.
Instead, of the petrolium jelly, natural vegetable oils and beeswax
Directions: Place the beeswax in a double boiler and heat
at a low setting. Although it takes more care, you can melt the
beeswax in a microwave safe bowl using a reduced power setting if
you have one. Beeswax is hard to remove from pans, so keep that
in mind. In a separate pan, slowly and gently heat your carrier
or infused oil. Pour the warm carrier or infused oil into a bowl,
add the melted beeswax and then stir very well. Add the lavender
and tea tree essential oils and again stir well. Pour the mixture
into your wide-mouth jar. Let cool for a few more minutes before
putting the lid on. Wait until the ointment has cooled before using.
To Use: After cleaning minor cuts and scrapes,
apply a small amount of balm and then apply a bandage if necessary.
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