Ointments Antibacterial Herbs For Healing
Antibacterial ointments are called for when you need a protective barrier against moisture to protect cuts and scrapes from infection. The petroleum jelly and lanolin do not penetrate the skin, but are made to keep germs out and healing herbal tinctures and oils in contact with the skin.
Bitters & Syrups
- 6 tbsp petroleum jelly
- 1/2 tsp wax
- 1/3 anhydrous lanolin *
- 10 drops antibacterial agent such as berberine tintures or essential oils
- Melt jelly, wax, and lanolin together in a water bath, stirring constantly
- Let cool to room temperature, then add antibacterial agent.
- 4 tbsp lanolin *
- 1 tbsp wax
- 2 tbsp distilled water, herbal infusion, rosewater, or witch hazel
- Melt wax, and lanolin together in a water bath, stirring constantly.
- Add water portion when wax is melted.
- Let cool to room temperature, then add antibacterial oils or extracts.
*Anhydrous lanolin is made from sheep wax, and contains no water. It is a natural by product of the sheep shearing process for wool, and does not harm the sheep. However, if you wish to avoid animal products, just add more jelly.
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