Scrapes, cuts, bruises, bites and burns are the common little accidents all of us deal with on a daily basis- especially if you have kids or are accident prone! They can be itchy, irritated, hot and in need of some serious healing goodness. One of the most annoying things about every day “boo boos” is that it’s often hard to know what the right thing to put on them is. Depending on what happened you might ask yourself if it needs to be disinfected, cooled down or just soothed in general. And for each of those needs there is probably a separate product you are thinking of using. But wait! It doesn’t have to be so confusing. With the power of pure plant oils, you really can use one product for a multitude of things at once.
This DIY boo boo balm is simple and easy to make and is great for those every day scrapes and scratches that don’t need serious attention but could still benefit from some healing help and protection. If there is a certain ingredient you don’t have on hand, feel free to replace it with something similar that you do have.
You will need:
- ⅛ cup raw shea butter, warm and pliable
- 2 Tbsp jojoba oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil
- Bowl and spoon for mixing
- Small jar or container for storing
In your small bowl mix together the shea butter and jojoba oil until well combined. The mixture should be nice and smooth, not too thick and definitely not runny. Once the two oils are combined add 5 drops of each essential oil and mix again. If you know you or someone else who will be using the balm has sensitive skin then this amount of essential oils is fine. If you don’t have sensitive skin and want it to be stronger go ahead and add more essential oils, starting with 2 drops per kind.
When your desired level of strength is reached, transfer your balm into your container of choice and let it set in a cool place or even the refrigerator. Simply keep it stored in a dry, preferably cool place and use it whenever a bump, bruise, scrape or bug bite arises. It should feel soothing on affected areas and the recipe can also be adjusted if there is a certain kind of oil you know you like and want to include.