Use this DIY Neosporin salve recipe infused with lavender and calendula on those scrapes or cuts that are sure to walk in the door this summer.
Yield: 10 oz
Combine the olive and coconut oils in a jar or glass dish over a double boiler. Stir until the coconut oil has melted to combine with the olive oil.
Add in the dried lavender and calendula. Simmer on low for at least 30 minutes.
After simmering for 30 minutes, separate the oil from the herbs by straining it through cheesecloth into a glass dish.
With the oils once again over the double boiler, add in the beeswax and honey. Stir until melted.
Turn off the heat and add your essential oils. Stir to combine.
Pour the contents into a jar with a lid and allow to set. The contents should be solid within 15-20 minutes depending on the depth of the jar you choose.
Use this all-natural antibacterial cream instead of reaching for Neosporin on those scrapes or cuts that are sure to walk in the door this summer. It's also great on chapped, dry hands and feet that need something more powerful and soothing than a basic lotion.
Your DIY salve will keep for up to 12 months stored in a cool, dark spot. But this stuff is so good I wouldn't count on having it around that long!