100 Responses to “Not Your Mother’s Neosporin: Healing Salve for Minor Scrapes and Burns”


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  1. Ashley

    Would this be a good option for someone with radiation burns? I have a friend who is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy and has oozing burns on his neck from the radiation. I want to find something healing and soothing. Any thoughts?

  2. Liz H

    Has anyone tried using this to heal pimples after they have scabed over? I picked one the other day and I was thinking since I use neosporin to help it heal, would this work better?

  3. Cristina

    Can you add tea tree essential oil?

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  6. Great.. I like the idea of adding honey… 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 and is best for your skin.

  7. Mercedes

    Great recipe, another good herb would be arnica. Straining tip… mens hankies work great and are reusable :-)

  8. Dawen

    Hey, I know you already have 99 responses but I thought I’d leave my own little tidbit at the bottom – may or may not have already been mentioned – but I’m halfway through the recipe (had to stop until I can get some beeswax) but I used half coconut oil, half olive oil. Did the quick-steep in the double boiler and then strained out the herbs with cheesecloth and left it out on the counter a couple of days. It hasn’t solidified at all yet, seems that melting and mixing the coconut with the olive provides just enough “stay liquid at room temp” to mess up the “solidify at room temp.” So if, for any reason, someone wants to use the slow steep method (I seem to remember reading some grumblings that the slow steep provides better/more benefits, but cannot back it up)? Just melt and mix and it seems perfectly possible!


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