Uses for balm:
Cuts, sores and scrapes
Acne (before and after they pop)
Mosquito bites (before and after they’re scratched)
Eczema & dry skin
Wrinkles & puffy eyes
Anywhere your skin needs healing
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Neosporin – $11 per oz.
Neosporin costs about $11 an ounce and has the following active ingredients: Neomycin Sulfate, Polymyxin B, Bacitracin Zinc, Pramoxine, etc. Just some side effects of these chemicals include: muscle twitching, convulsions, hearing loss, fetal harm, irreversible congenital deafness in children, rash, hives, tightness in the chest, burning, hives, and the list goes on. Seriously?
I’m willing to bet that no one reading this has ever had those side effects from Neosporin, but the fact that we’re putting these harmful ingredients on our skin for an exorbitant cost seems kind of silly to me when natural, inexpensive products are readily available.
Truthfully, I used to think this homemade natural stuff was hippy nonsense until I took a chance and tried it for myself. Just look at all the life-giving benefits of these ingredients below versus the chemicals in Neosporin.
Homemade – $1.17 per ounce
- Antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, anti-viral
- Relives acne
- Heals cuts and wounds
- Soothes itchiness caused by bug bites
- Relieves eczema
- Improves signs of aging
- Reduces age spots
- Improves oily skin
- Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, immuno-stimulant
- Heals infectious wounds, insect bites, zits and warts
- Eases symptoms of acne, rashes and skin conditions
- Effective against fungus
- Clears dandruff and thrush
- Reduces acne, eczema, psoriasis and inflammatory skin conditions
- Encourages burn healing
- Reduces itching and inflammation with insect bites and stings
- Reduces blistering and peeling
- Antiviral, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic
- Relives burns and sunburns
- Scent reduces migraines and insomnia
- Helps insect bites
- Helps eczema and skin problems
- Scent reduces stress and tension
- Reduces acne
- Bugs and bacteria
- Burns, cuts and wounds
- Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial
- Centuries old skin remedy
- Naturally traced with Vitamin E
- Treats minor burns and sunburns
- Promotes cell regeneration
- Treats wrinkles
- Promotes clear skin
- Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, emollient, humectant
- Forms protective barrier on the surface of skin
- Protects against irritants while allowing skin to breathe
- Mixed with balm helps reduce chapped lips
- Seals moisture in
- Softens and rehydrates cell reconstruction
- Inhibits fungus
- Improves diaper rash and bacterial skin conditions
For a firmer balm: Add 2 parts coconut oil and 1 part beeswax to a sauce pan on low heat.
For a softer balm: Add 3 parts coconut oil and 1 part beeswax to a sauce pan on low heat.
Melt down the beeswax and coconut oil and turn off the heat.
How much essential oil you add depends on how strong you’d like each ingredient to be. For about 1.5 cups of balm I used about 20 drops of lemon oil, lavender oil, and tea trea oil EACH.
Feel free to add different essential oils or more of one than another!
Pour the melted liquid in separate containers or one large container.
In my experimenting, at one point or another I put too much beeswax in it, so I wanted to show you what too much beeswax looks like. If you pour a little bit out and let it harden, and then run your finger in it, it shouldn’t feel tacky. It should feel hard, then when you dig in, it should feel soft. Too much beeswax will feel sticky and will not smudge smoothly.
Probably enough balm to last me a year!
This is a great reason to not throw away random little makeup containers!
I’ve made many containers for my friends and they’re CRAZY about this stuff. One friend’s husband uses the balm on the tops of his hands after a long day’s work. I use it on my face, especially around my eyes, every night. Safe and natural, the way self-care should be!