These days, homemade items are becoming more and more popular. Most people have found they can quickly and inexpensively make most of the products they buy from the store with items they have in their home. This is great for many reasons but mainly because you know exactly what is going into your products. For many households essential oils have been replacing store bought products in their homes for years now! Everything from all-purpose cleaners to acid reflux relief comes from those tiny bottles.

Homemade Owie Ointment

One of our favorite things to make at home is homemade Owie Ointment or homemade Polysporin. You can really use a lot of items to make this a helpful ointment.



  1. Melt Shea butter (or coconut oil) by placing a small amount (1-2 teaspoons) into a glass bowl. Set that glass bowl over boiling water until Shea butter is fully melted.
  2. Remove from heat and allow the Shea butter to cool for about a minute. Then add 4 drops each of your essential oils. (do half of this if using on a child under the age of 18 months)
  3. Pour your mixture into the container you plan to store it in. We typically use a lip balm tray and it lasts us well over 6 months.
  4. Allow to cool and cover. Store at room temperature in a dark place.

This is a great combination to promote healing. Shea butter (or coconut oil) is rich in antioxidants and deeply moisturizes skin while Lavender and Tea Tree calm redness, reduce pain, and clear out bacteria. Vitamin E oil is known for its ability to reduce scaring and promote quick healing. Your boo boos will be healed in no time!

NOTE: If you want to make a large batch of this, simply double the recipe and store in an airtight container.

Learn how to easily and inexpensively make your own Homemade Owie Ointment!