DIY Soothing Ointment Using Essential Oils

Summer is coming, which means more time for ourselves or with family and friends. This is also the time that most of us travel or have fun on the beach. Outdoor activities are always exciting, but those activities also make us more prone to wounds or other skin issues like sunburns, bumps, and minor scrapes.

We try to make our activities easy and safe for everyone, but if accidents happen we also try not to panic. That’s why it’s important that we always have our trusty first aid kit wherever we go. Having toxin-free remedies is always a yes, especially for my 3-year-old Gloria. This DIY soothing wound ointment is our best bet to soothe owies and promote healing.

diy antibacterial wound healing ointment

Hi! Katie here, certified aromatherapist and creator of our Essential Oil Recipe Box, which includes this recipe this month.

I love this homemade healing salve. It’s a soothing and cooling gel that supports your skin’s healing process. And since we used Bumps & Boo-boos Blend in this recipe, it’s kid-friendly!

For this basic salve recipe, you can switch out the Fractionated Coconut Oil with Calendula Infused Oil.

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera has antibacterial properties which are perfect for a natural wound ointment. Aloe Vera Gel also soothes and cools down the wound. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Bumps and Boo-Boos Blend

This blend is kid friendly, making this recipe kid safe. It cleans and supports the body’s natural healing process.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

A carrier oil is used to dilute the essential oils, making sure it’s safe to apply on your skin. Fractionated Coconut Oil adds consistency to your healing gel.

diy antibacterial wound healing ointment

This recipe is safe to use with pregnant women and kids ages 2+.

This recipe should not be used around cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This recipe should not be used around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.

Never ingest any essential oil even if it’s regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor.

Skin Healing Gel

Time: 1 minute
Est. Shelf Life: 1 year


  • 2 oz Aloe Vera Gel

  • 20 drops Bumps & Boo-boos Essential Oil Blend

  • ½ tsp Fractionated Coconut Oil


  • In the Aloe Vera Gel container, add the essential oil and carrier oil. Mix thoroughly.
  • To use, apply the mixture to bumps and boo-boos to soothe the area and support the skin’s natural healing process.

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Do you love hiking? Or other outdoor sports? There are lots of fun ideas you can do this summer, but be open and make sure you anticipate any unexpected events or accidents. Make this recipe and add it to your first aid kit. Before you go, pack your kit and put it inside your bag. It’s better to be prepared than to be sorry.

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