This is a super simple, easy, natural all purpose balm. You can use it as a ultra moisturiser for cracked heels, as a balm for baby rash on their bottoms or chins, it is great on chapped lips, for burns* and abrasions, or a nipple balm for breastfeeding mothers.
On the homestead it can also be used as an udder balm for goats or cows, as a smother for ear or leg mites and for covering cuts or grazes to keep the air, dirt and germs out. You really should have some of this in your first aid kit!
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*I work with a plastic surgeon in my other job (a nurse on an acute ward). He stated that immediately after a burn you obviously need to take the heat out with plenty of cold water, 10 minutes on 10 minutes off until it no longer feels like it is burning. After then the best thing is to keep it moist with a heavy, oily product like vaseline, or this balm, applying at least 4-6 times per day. This aids healing and minimises scarring. Of course if it is a bad burn you should report immediately to accident and emergency to be medically assessed.
This balm replaces several different products and can be used as a natural alternative in place of vaseline in any application. You can make a very effective vapor rub by adding eucalyptus, rosemary, peppermint and lavender oils.
On the homestead it can also be used as an udder balm for goats or cows, as a smother for ear or leg mites and for covering cuts or grazes to keep the air, dirt and germs out. You really should have some of this in your first aid kit! – Castor Oil, Almond Oil, Olive Oil or Apricot kernel Oil, Bees Wax (Grated or chopped into small pieces), Raw Honey (Optional), , In an old saucepan melt the beeswax.; Add the castor oil and continue to warm to re-melt the beeswax.
; Add the Almond/apricot/olive oil and honey and mix well to combine. Here you can add up to 10 drops of an essential oil – I like rosemary and lavender or tea tree and lemon.; Pour the balm into a glass or metal jar and allow to cool. ; ; – As this balm contains zero water, it should last for many years without spoiling. Keep it below 30 Celsius (85F) to keep it solid, if it melts it is still OK, simply cool again to harden up.
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