Boo Boo Balm

Boo Boo Balm - all natural first aid ointment with printable labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent much of the summer adventuring and camping their way across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into.

Boo Boo Balm is a general, all-purpose healing salve (think herbal neosporin), to be used on scrapes, scratches, bug bites, and other minor skin irritations. Tomorrow, I’ll share the recipe for Bug Be Gone Salve and then the day after – Bumps and Bruises Balm.


Summer Travel First Aid Set with Labels

Each recipe also has a corresponding sheet of printable labels. You can print off sheets of one style (Boo Boo Balm’s is HERE) or a combination of the three different types (HERE.)


Boo Boo Balm

  • optional: If you’re worried about the salve melting from the heat of travel, you can add an additional 1/2 teaspoon candelilla wax to the recipe. You can buy candelilla wax from You also might want to add a pinch of extra beeswax to make a firmer texture.

Step 1: Place the calendula oil and beeswax into a heat proof container. You can use a mason jar, or for easy cleanup, a recycled tin can.

Step 2: Set the container with the oil and beeswax down into a saucepan that contains a few inches of water. Set the pan over a medium-low burner until the beeswax has melted.

Step 3: Remove from heat and stir in the essential oils.Carefully, pour the hot mixture into tins. This recipe fills three of the 2 ounce tins shown. You can buy those from or Mountain Rose Herbs.

boo boo balm label

Step 4: Print out the sheet of Boo Boo Balm labels HERE or the combination sheet of Bug Be Gone, Boo Boo Balm and Bumps & Bruises, HERE.

I like to use sticker paper (like this kind) for labels. If you don’t have sticker paper handy, you can print on regular copy paper and affix with a thin layer of glue. It won’t be as durable, but will work for a while!


sticker lables for boo boo balm

Use on scrapes, cuts, scratches, bug bites, and other boo boos, as needed.


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6 Responses to Boo Boo Balm

  1. Linda says:

    What kind of oil do you like to use for this balm?

  2. I plan to make some of your Boo Boo Balm for Christmas gifts and give with some fun Bandaids. What program did you use to design your labels? How did you do the round borders? Your labels are great! Thanks for the good ideas!

  3. EastCoaster says:

    Could you use a calendula CO2 extract instead of the infused oil? If you did, what percentage would you use? I’ve seen a 10% dilution product in jojoba, for example which is supposed to be easier to work with.

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