Many people use drugstore-bought antibiotics for scrapes, cuts, or other minor injuries. Although many of us have used these types of antibiotics for years, a quick read over their ingredient list might make us slow down and wonder why we should put that on our skin?
Common antibiotic ingredients include Polymxin B Neomycin Sulfate, Zinc Bacitracin, Pramoxine, and more. There are many side effects commonly associated with these ingredients such as allergic reactions, muscle twitching, fasciculations, seizures, hearing loss, fetal damage, skin rashes, hives, chest tightness, and the list goes on. And even with all these unknown ingredients in it also turns out to be expensive.
Benefits of food as a natural antibiotic
Fortunately, Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of beneficial healing promoting ingredients, with no side effects associated with pharmaceutical alternatives, that can be used as a natural antibiotic ointment. So today you can learn how to make a natural (but powerful) topical and antibacterial solution.
In the following recipe, each ingredient contains many healing properties. The base is a combination of oils that are antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and fungicidal.
Herbs have several medicinal properties, as is already known. Beeswax serves as a skin protector as it keeps skin irritation out by allowing air to circulate to the injured area. The witch hazel helps clean and disinfect wounds and accelerate the healing process. These are just a few of the incredible benefits of this natural antibiotic ointment.
How to make a natural antibiotic ointment
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil
- 1/2 cup of healing herbs of your choice (try chamomile, calendula, comfrey, lavender …)
- 4 tablespoons organic beeswax
- 2 tablespoons Scottish elm
- 15 drops of lavender or tea tree essential oils (optional)
- Put the herbs in a glass jar and pour oil over them. Make sure they are completely submerged
- Put the jar in a pot that is more or less full of water. Heat over low heat for 30 minutes. Stir it often
- Strain the herbs from the oil with a coffee filter, cheesecloth, T-shirt, etc.
- Place the strained oil in the jug back into the saucepan with water
- Add the beeswax and stir well
- Lower the heat once it melts completely
- Add scotch elm and mix
- When it has cooled, put it in a container and store it in a cool, dark place. (Can be kept up to one year.)
- Apply this ointment directly to scrapes, cuts, burns, diaper rash, dry skin, athlete’s foot, etc. as required.
You can use this natural antibiotic without fear of side effects and enjoy a totally natural healing, since each of the ingredients is a source of natural protection for the body in general.