Melaleuca (tea tree oil) has a long list of beneficial properties. It is an analgesic, antibacterial, anti fungal, anti-inflammatory, a strong antiseptic, and antiviral. Lavender is known as a universal oil that is extremely beneficial to healing many ailments, allergies, rashes, thrush, stretch marks, and so much more. Combine these two together and you have a powerful weapon to promote healing.
Cuts and Scrapes
1/2 cup of Olive Oil (where to buy)
1/4 Cup of Beeswax (where to buy online) – but find a local beekeeper! I got a 1 lb block for $6.99 at a local co-op!
1/3 Cup of Calendula Flowers (where to buy online)
15 drops of Lavender (where to buy) – add 10 drops more for older children
Add the calendula flower petals (dried) and simmer on low for around 2 hours. Make sure to stir a few times during the process. You can also add the oil and calendula to a crockpot and put on low for up to 3 hours.
Strain the mixture into a bowl through a cheesecloth.
Now add the calendula oil back to the saucepan and add the beeswax. Melt the beeswax.
Remove from heat and let cool for around 15 minutes.
Add the essential oils and stir.
Pour into a glass jar and store for up to a year! Makes 1 cup!