Burns or wounds that we can suffer accidentally and that are of a lesser degree, can be treated with natural remedies, for this reason we will teach you how to prepare an ointment with herbs and pure honey that you can always have at your fingertips to treat wounds and burns.
Herbal ointment and pure honey.
Nothing is as powerful in encouraging skin healing as raw honey. In combination with medicinal herbs with antibacterial and antiseptic properties, this ointment is a must have in everyone’s first aid kit. Wait until you try it. Just one use and it’s all you need to see its amazing effects.
The beauty of making our own medicinal ointments at home is our ability to control the ingredients. Let your creativity and wisdom about medicinal herbs guide you.
The ingredients are:
- Olive Oil –Packed with vitamins A, D, E, and K, olive oil nourishes the skin for rapid healing.
- Comfrey: Encourages the reproduction of cells therefore, works to support the repair of sprains, bruises, swellings, burns and sores.
- Marshmallow root: A wonderful anti-inflammatory herb, which also softens the skin. Similarly, it is very good for healing burn wounds as it contains large amounts of zinc and vitamin A.
- Wormwood: Reduces the effects of irritation and pain.
- Witch hazel bark: It has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, it is excellent for treating blisters, burns, cuts and wounds.
- Pure Bee Honey – Pure honey provides the base for this ointment and is a well-known antibacterial agent. Honey is also very nutritious, often reducing the risk of infection and scarring.
- This ointment is suitable for first- or second-degree skin burns.
- Skin rash.
- Sun burns
- Minor wounds
- Chapped hands, feet, and lips.
How to prepare the ointment?
- Dried comfrey, marshmallow root, wormwood, and witch hazel bark, a handful of all.
- 1 1/4 cup of olive oil.
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey.
- a teaspoon of beeswax.
Select the dried herbs, and you can use a kitchen scale to weigh them, ideally, they do not exceed 50 grams in total.
- Prepare the oil infusion. You can do this in three ways:
- Cold infusion. In a glass jar, cover the weighed herbs with 1 ¼ cup of oil. Stir to combine, and allow the oil mixture with the herbs to sit for 4-6 weeks.
- Hot oil extract. In a glass jar, coat the herbs with 1 ¼ cup of the oil. Stir to combine. Place the glass jar in a pot on the stove, or in a crock pot, filled with a few inches of water at the bottom (Be sure to put a towel in the bottom of the pot). Infuse the oil and herbs for 4-8 hours.
Note: In this case you must add water as it evaporates.
- You can also do it this way: Place the herbs and oil in a double boiler and bring to a simmer. Slowly heat for 30 to 60 minutes, checking frequently to make sure the oil does not overheat.
- Strain the oil and the herbal infusion through cheesecloth. Squeeze to extract as much oil as possible. Make sure to collect at least a cup of herbal oil infusion.
- In a saucepan, over very low heat melts 1 teaspoon or 2 (depending on how consistent you would like the ointment to be) of beeswax. It is suggested to start with the least amount of wax and add more if necessary. Note: To check if the mixture is the correct consistency, because the ointment hardens when it cools, it is suggested to place a tablespoon of the mixture in the freezer for a minute or two. If it is soft, add more beeswax, if it is too hard, you can add more oil.
- Let the ointment cool on a shelf. As it hardens, begin mixing with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.
- Continue stirring with a spatula until it cools to about 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, add the honey and try to mix well.
- Pour the cream into a storage container, perhaps a glass jar is adequate. It will keep for a year when stored in a cool dark place.
How to use:
Apply directly to a clean burn, blister or wound and bandage as you normally would. You should check the reaction of your skin to know whether to apply it more or less time.