Homemade Healing Salve Recipe- Like Neosporin but more effective and all natural
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Healing Salve Recipe

This natural healing salve is a chemical free alternative to antibiotic ointments and has herbs to help prevent infection.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Infusing Time3 hrs
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Katie Wells



Infuse the herbs into the olive oil:

  • Either combine the olive oil and herbs in a jar with an airtight lid and leave 3-4 weeks, shaking daily
  • OR heat the olive oil and herbs over low heat in a double boiler for 3 hours (low heat!) until the oil is very green.

Make the salve:

  • Strain the herbs out of the oil by pouring through a cheesecloth. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze give the herbs a squeeze to get the remaining oil out.
  • Discard the herbs.
  • Combine the infused oil and beeswax in a double boiler.
  • Heat over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the wax is melted.
  • Pour into small tins, glass jars, or lip chap tubes and use as needed.


Use on cuts, bruises, stings, poison ivy, and skin irritations. It also helps diaper rash and baby skin irritations -- just make sure to line cloth diapers first.