Skin Problems? Try this DIY Natural Antibacterial Cream
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Need a do-it-yourself alternative to antibacterial creams that don’t have any weird chemicals in it that you can’t pronounce? You can use this natural alternative for skin rashes, athlete’s foot, and even as a diaper rash ointment. Try this easy recipe:
What you’ll need:
- 4 tablespoons beeswax
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- Small metal bowl
- Small saucepan
- Kitchen hand towel
- 15 drops tea tree oil
- 10 drops lavender oil
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- Hand mixer
- Sealable glass container
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For this, you’ll need a double broiler. If you don’t have one, you can use this tutorial for this DIY without having to purchase one. This is a key part of the process because it will help to make sure all your ingredients get mixed and heated without disintegrating their healing properties.
- Now, melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in the double boiler, making sure not to overheat. You want the beeswax to simply combine with the coconut oil, keeping all the antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities intact.
- Remove from heat and set aside on a heat-safe surface.
- Slowly stir in the tea tree and lavender oils. It will smell amazing! Both tea tree (a powerful antiseptic) and lavender oils have their own healing properties, and you can always add other essential oils to your liking. I suggest bergamot or clary sage. You can heal yourself while inducing relaxation – what’s not to like about that?
- Finally, add in the witch hazel, swirl around with a hand blender for a moment, and allow to cool almost completely before you transfer your DIY balm into sealable glass jars or leftover make-up containers. Witch hazel helps to naturally heal wounds, swelling, and bruising. Before transferring the solution, you can blend on high for a few seconds to help with consistency.
Enjoy whenever you need some extra TLC, and natural healing.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.