Several years ago I found this recipe on the blog Mrs Happy Homemaker. Making your own neosporin seemed fairly straightforward so I decided to give it a try. It was really easy and I actually had most of the ingredients on hand. Those that I didn’t I was able to purchase at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Making Your Own Neosporin
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup dried comfrey
¼ cup dried calendula
2 oz beeswax
2 Tbsp honey (optional)
10 drops of essential lavender oil (optional)
Small jars or tins (I used small tins)
The recipe makes about one cup and a little goes a long way so find several small containers to store it in.
In a medium pot combine the coconut oil, olive oil, dried comfrey and the dried calendula. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. Strain the herbs from the oil using a coffee filter or some cheesecloth. Discard the herbs. Be warned the oil is VERY hot and if you pour it into a plastic coffee filter it will melt the filter and you will have to start over!
Wipe any remaining herbs from the pot you’ve used so the pot is clean and add the oil back to the pot. Turn the heat to medium and stir in the honey until completely combined. Then, add the beeswax stirring until completely melted. Mix in the lavender essential oil.
Carefully pour the mixture into your containers. Stir is occasionally while it cools to ensure even settling. Once the mixture is set seal the containers.
Mrs Happy Homemaker says this works for all minor cuts, scrapes and minor burns. It also works well on diaper rash and eczema. I would deftly encourage you to use the honey as honey has remarkable healing powers! My husband scraped his hand right after my mixture had cooled. He used some on his scrape and it really helped! I have enough small tins to carry one in my purse, the car, in our backpack when hiking! Plenty to go around!
(note: if you have a serious injury such as broken bones or severed fingers or other extreme injuries go to the hospital to be treated)