Several years ago I found this recipe on the blog Mrs Happy Homemaker. Recently I finally had a chance to make some myself! 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.Homemade Neosporin

 

Ingredients
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 small containers to store it in.

shredding the beeswax

Instructions
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!ingredients

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.homemade Neosporin

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!Homemade Neosporin

(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)

 

8 comments on “Making Your Own Neosporin

Tracy @ Our Simple Homestead on January 21, 2016 11:57 pm

Nancy do you send this to your kids for your grand kids? I think I will make some and send some off to my children to have on hand for the kids. Looks like it makes more than hubby and I can ever use.

Thanks for sharing on the Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop!
http://oursimplelife-sc.com/simple-homestead-blog-hop-35/

Nancy Wolff on January 22, 2016 1:59 am

Tracy,
I have enough to send to everyone!

Linda on January 23, 2016 11:59 pm

This is amazing. Sharing on facebook and pinned to my Natural Pin Board. Best wishes for the weekend. Linda @Crafts a la mode

Jennifer A on January 26, 2016 4:04 am

Pinned! Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

kim on January 30, 2016 3:57 pm

Wow how cool is this! I’m on board for making this too, just as all the folks above said, I’ll have enough for the whole county. Great idea, thanks. Kim

Nancy Wolff on January 30, 2016 7:36 pm

Kim,
I love there handy little size, easy to carry!

Katy SkipTheBag on February 13, 2017 1:46 am

I haven’t heard of Calendula. I’ll have to see what it is. Thanks for sharing on the #WasteLessWednesday Blog Hop!

Nancy Wolff on February 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Katy,
Calendula is a kind of flower!

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