Burns or wounds that we may suffer accidentally and that are of a lesser degree, can be treated with natural remedies, so we will teach you how to prepare an ointment with herbs and pure honey that you can always have at your fingertips to treat wounds and burns.

Herbal ointment and pure honey

Nothing is as powerful in encouraging skin healing as raw honey. In combination with medicinal herbs with antibacterial and antiseptic properties, this ointment should be in everyone’s first aid kit.

Wait until you try it. Just one use and it’s all you need to see its amazing effects.

Ingredient benefits

The beauty of making our own medicinal ointments at home is our ability to control the ingredients. Let your creativity and wisdom about medicinal herbs guide you.

The ingredients are:

  • Olive Oil –  Packed with vitamins A, D, E, and K, olive oil nourishes the skin for rapid healing.
  • Comfrey:  encourages the reproduction of cells therefore, works to support the repair of sprains, bruises, swellings, burns and sores.
  • Marshmallow root : a wonderful anti-inflammatory herb, which also softens the skin. Similarly, it is very good for healing burn wounds, as it contains large amounts of zinc and vitamin A.
  • Wormwood:  reduces the effects of irritation and pain.
  • Witch hazel bark: it  has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, it is excellent for treating blisters, burns, cuts and wounds.
  • Pure  Honey – Pure honey provides the base for this ointment and is a well-known antibacterial agent. Honey is also very nutritious, often reducing the risk of infection and scarring.


  • This ointment is appropriate for first or second degree skin burns.
  • Skin rash.
  • Sun burns
  • Minor wounds
  • Chapped hands, feet, and lips

How to prepare the ointment


  • Dried comfrey, marshmallow root, wormwood, and witch hazel bark, a handful of all.
  • 1 1/4 cup of olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey.
  • a teaspoon of beeswax.


Select the dried herbs, and you can use a kitchen scale to weigh them, ideally they do not exceed 50 grams in total.
2. Prepare the oil infusion. You can do this in three ways:

  1. Cold infusion . In a glass jar, cover the weighed herbs with 1 ¼ cup of the oil. Stir to combine, and allow the oil mixture with the herbs to steep for 4-6 weeks.
  2. Hot oil extract . In a glass jar, coat the herbs with 1 ¼ cup of the oil. Stir to combine. Place the mason jar in a pot on the stove, or in a crock pot, filled with a few inches of water at the bottom (Be sure to put a towel in the bottom of the pot.). Infuse the oil and herbs for 4-8 hours.
    Note: In this case, you must add water as it evaporates.
  3. Alternatively. You can also do it this way: Place the herbs and oil in a double boiler and bring to a simmer. Slowly heat for 30 to 60 minutes, checking frequently to make sure the oil doesn’t overheat.

3. Strain the oil and the herbal infusion through cheesecloth. Squeeze to extract as much oil as possible. Make sure to collect at least a cup of herbal oil infusion.

4. In a saucepan, over very low heat melt 1 teaspoon or 2 (depending on how consistent you would like the ointment to be) of beeswax. It is suggested to start with the least amount of wax and add more if necessary. Note: To check if the mixture is the correct consistency, because the ointment hardens when it cools, it is suggested to place a tablespoon of the mixture in the freezer for a minute or two. If it’s soft, add more beeswax, if it’s too hard, you can add more oil.

5. Let the ointment cool on a shelf. As it hardens, begin to mix with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth.

6. Continue stirring with a spatula until it cools to about 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, add the honey and try to mix well.

7. Pour the cream into a storage container, perhaps a glass jar is appropriate. It will keep for a year when stored in a cool, dark place.

How to use:

Apply directly to a clean burn, blister or wound and bandage as you normally would. You should check the reaction of your skin to know whether to apply it more or less time.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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