Boo Boo Balm
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.
Boo Boo Balm
- 3.5 ounces calendula infused oil (make your own HERE or buy some HERE)
- .5 ounces beeswax pastilles
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 4 to 5 drops tea tree essential oil
- 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 BrambleBerry.com. 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 Amazon.com or Mountain Rose Herbs.
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!
Use on scrapes, cuts, scratches, bug bites, and other boo boos, as needed.
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