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All Natural Ouch Cream

May 15, 2015
DIY Ouch Cream! Like All Natural Neosporin! Anti Bacterial and Healing! Via View From The Fridge

Summer is coming.  And with that comes long days of riding bikes, climbing trees, pick up games of football, soccer, basketball … and kick the can. It’s a season that we are good at savoring and soaking up every last minute of here in Minnesota (where the season always seems to be too short), but long with all the fun and activity comes some not-so-nice things. Like bee stings. And sunburns. And spiders. Especially spiders. And cuts, scrapes, and bruises. These things are somewhat unavoidable and almost a rite of passage for your childhood years, but they’re also no fun!

Today, I’ve teamed up with seven other bloggers to bring you an ALL NATURAL Summer Survival Kit! Packed with ideas of homemade recipes and treatments for these not-so-fun realities of Summer!

First up … My DIY Ouch Cream! We actually started using this a couple months ago, and love it. We probably overuse it in our house, but if it helps that boo boo feel better … I’m quick to dole it out to my boys!!

Over the past year, I’ve been making a conscious effort to get rid of the store bought, chemical laden beauty products that we have in our medicine cabinet and instead, replacing them with all natural homemade concoctions! This includes any creams, sunscreens, bug sprays, perfumes, and hair products. Basically, anything that goes on our skin I’m trying to get as chemical free as possible!

This DIY ‘Ouch’ Cream has been hard at work in our home … And my boys request it at every slight ‘owie’!!

DIY Ouch Cream!  Like All Natural Neosporin!  Anti Bacterial and Healing!  Via View From The Fridge

This cream is all natural and completely chemical free!  And it works.

Here’s why:

  • The Coconut oil is both anti-bacterial and anti-viral and creates a more creamy texture to the wax mixture.  It also is soothing to the skin and helps promote healing.
  • The essential oils each add antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory properties. Lavender is also an analgesic meaning it helps ease the pain on the area.  These are powerful, natural ingredients that are a wonderful alternative to synthetic chemicals.
  • Almond oil helps reduce inflammation and reduce redness.
  • The Witch Hazel is a natural astringent.  It helps clean and disinfect the area and also helps with bruising and swelling.

Sound promising?!?  You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make, too!

SUPPLIES:

Here’s what you’ll need:

DIY Ouch Cream!  Like All Natural Neosporin!  Anti Bacterial and Healing!  Via View From The Fridge

STEPS:

And here’s how you mix it up:

  1. Add Coconut oil, beeswax, and almond oil in a double boiler (or a small glass bowl inside a saucepan of boiling water).DIY Ouch Cream!  Like All Natural Neosporin!  Anti Bacterial and Healing!  Via View From The Fridge
  2. Continue to heat until all wax is melted.DIY Ouch Cream!  Like All Natural Neosporin!  Anti Bacterial and Healing!  Via View From The Fridge
  3. Place melted liquid in a bowl, add Witch Hazel and essential oils and blend until you get a waxy/creamy texture.DIY Ouch Cream!  Like All Natural Neosporin!  Anti Bacterial and Healing!  Via View From The Fridge
  4. Pour into jar … and let cool! DIY-Ouch-Cream-DIY-Neosporin-Insta

That’s it!  This batch should last you all Summer long!

DIY Ouch Cream! Like All Natural Neosporin! Anti Bacterial and Healing! Via View From The Fridge

And with that … here are 7 additional ideas to add to your Summer Survival Kit .. and they’re all ALL NATURAL!!  Soon you won’t even need those drug store, chemical filled, supplies!
DIY Ouch Cream!  Like All Natural Neosporin!  Anti Bacterial and Healing!  Via View From The Fridge

Bee Sting Soother // Bug Repellant Bracelet

DIY Bubble Bath // All Natural Bug Spray

After Sun Skin Soother // All Natural Spider Repellant

All Natural Sun Soother // All Natural Ouch Cream

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!

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DIY Ouch Cream! Like All Natural Neosporin! Anti Bacterial and Healing! Via View From The Fridge

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  • Reply Natasha Mairs May 15, 2015 at 5:21 am

    This is great. Love natural handmade skin care products and great for the kids when they graze their little knees
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  • Reply Pamela Smith May 16, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    I am pinning this for later! I am definitely going to look for the ingredients and try this out! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Reply Erin @ the-organized-life May 20, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    These are great! I am trying to change out all the cleaners in our house and go with more DIY things, but I never really thought about taking it to the medicine cabinet. Great tips! Is there an alternative to the almond oil for those with nut allergies?
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    • Reply Katie May 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

      Yes! Creams and lotions and beauty products are awesome places to start going more natural … since they’re going on your skin! I’m so happy with the things we’ve switched out so far! And for this Ouch Cream … you can completely just leave out the Almond Oil if you have allergies. You could substitute Olive or Grapeseed oil if you want, but leaving it out will be just fine, too! Thanks for the question! So glad you stopped by, Erin!

      • Reply Erin @ the-organized-life May 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

        Thanks! I’m going to try this for sure. However, I think it will be a lot like your kiddos. They’ll want it on everything. Oh well… if it make them feel better, right? Thanks for the alternatives to the almond oil.

  • Reply Emily @ Morning Motivated Mom May 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

    This looks great! I will be pinning.

    Question…how long do you think this will this last? We do not use neosporin all that often, so I don’t want it to go to waste. Thanks!
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    • Reply Katie May 27, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Hi Emily! From the research I’ve done, it looks like it should easily keep for a year. I doubt we will actually use all of it in this time, either, but you could make a smaller batch or just put a date on it and whip up a new batch next summer!

  • Reply Becky May 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I’d be interested to try this out, since I seem to have developed a Neosporin allergy several years ago–I’ve had a weird skin reaction to it twice now when using it on cuts, and have been afraid to use it since. My question is, if I used the glass bowl melting method, would I need to use a bowl that I wasn’t planning to use for food later?
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    • Reply Katie May 27, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I was able to get the wax out of the glass bowl after using it, but it did take some scrubbing, and wiping. If you have a bowl you don’t plan to use for food down the road, that would probably be the best!

  • Reply Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness May 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    This is such a great idea! I love it! My little one hasn’t had many scrape yet, but I fear this summer will be a different story! I’ll probably be using this more than her… 😉 Pinned!
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  • Reply Lisa Avallon February 11, 2016 at 1:36 am

    this sounds great. can you leave out in your medicine chest or do you have to refrigerate? I wasn’t sure if your instructions inferred it to be stored in the fridge?

    • Reply Katie February 12, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      I leave ours in the medicine cabinet and it’s good for like 6 months! Thanks for the question!

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