Aug 06

How To Make Your Own First Aid Antiseptic Ointment


natural antiseptic ointment

For treating minor cuts, scraps, abrasions and whatnot, a lot of people like to use Neosporin or other antiseptic ointments, but did you know that instead of wasting $5 to $10 on ointment, you can make your own DIY antiseptic ointment. This homemade antiseptic ointment is packed with germ-killing properties that will help treat those everyday minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions you might have, and best of all, it’s really easy to make.

Here’s all you need:

            • 1 1/2 ounces beeswax, grated
            • 1 cup olive, almond, or coconut oil
            • 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
            • 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil
            • 20 drops lavender essential oil
            • 10 drops lemon essential oil

Ointment Recipe Directions:


1. In a small pot, and melt the oils (except the lavender and lemon essential oils) and beeswax using low heat (very low heat).

2. Remove pot from the heat and add Vitamin E oil, lemon, and lavender essential oil. Stir with a chopstick or a small wooden spoon.

3. Pour the mixture into a small sterilized jar(s) (or a mason jar). Then let stand and cool on the counter.

4. Store it in a dark cool place. When needed, use as needed on the wound(s). It should keep for roughly 5 years.

The antiseptic properties include:

        • Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
        • Lavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, and antibacterial
        • Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial


*For those who don’t like the smell of lavender, you can substitute chamomile essential oils for lavender and fir essential oils for lemon.

**Note: you can buy all of these items at your local health food store**


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  1. julie comtois

    eucalyptus oil also has the same properties as tea tree oil

  2. Melody

    I do like the recipe for this ointment. However, when using essential oils, you need to make sure they aren’t just for aroma therapy. Those oils aren’t meant to be put on the skin as they contain synthetic properties that could irritate the skin. In order for an essential oil to be safely applied to the skin it should be a therapeutic grade oil not normally found in a health food store. Even oils labeled as organic or all natural may contain synthetics and usually state to dilute before applying or to not even apply to the skin. I only use therapeutic grade oils from Young Living and would never take a chance using a store bought oil especially on my wound.

  3. Patti Cundari

    Can this be used on canine’s?

    1. Red O'Bryant

      Sure, I don’t see why it couldn’t be.

  4. Gina

    I made this EXACT recipe last night! This ointment really does wonders and works better than petroleum based neosporin.

  5. Ken

    add goldenseal powder, and you’ve got a great antibiotic ointment

  6. Paul

    Why do you need to keep it in the dark?

  7. Mrs B

    Darn, I’m allergic to both lavender and camomile.

  8. Gwen Mangelson

    Wondering if the Young Living Thieves oil can be used in place of the others-

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