If your kids are like my kids, they are likely rough and tumble, go-go-go, and the scrapes and cuts are an inevitable part of life. If I had a dollar for every single time my kids asked for a bandaid or told me something was bleeding…let’s just say I’d likely be doing pretty well. Living in Alaska, with the lifestyle that we lead, this happens frequently. At least one per day, per kid…usually more. So we use these things called bandaids and all the things that go with bandaids a lot. Growing up, we always used neosporin or an off brand that was basically the same thing, but in the current years we’ve mostly used an oil roller. I recently realized that it would be pretty simple to create my own DIY owie blend ointment that could be put on all the scrapes and cuts either with or without a bandaid. And that’s exactly what I did.
DIY Owie Blend Ointment
So I know the real reason you are here is for that DIY owie blend recipe, so let’s get to it! Here’s what I used, and I’ll include some tips and variations below the recipe.
- 1/3 cup Young Living Animal Scents Ointment
- 1/4 cup DIY basic salve recipe
- 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 15 drops helichrysum essential oil
- 15 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- 15 drops owie blend essential oil
Using a double boiler system, melt the animal scents ointment and salve down together. (I use a glass pyrex measuring cup inside a boiling pot of water as my double boiler.)
Add the olive oil and stir to combine. Let cool slightly.
Add in the essential oils. Stir to combine.
From there, put in whatever container you feel is best. I personally use 1oz small tins that I get off Amazon. You could also use a canning jar or any other sort of container. Let set up (it won’t take long). And then use as needed!
Tips & Tricks
So here are a few tips and tricks. The extra olive oil is to make the DIY owie blend soft and creamy. If you find it too firm, melt it back down and add a little extra olive oil. You do not want to use more coconut oil because the coconut oil becomes firm when set. The salve recipe has coconut oil in it, which helps support healing.
If the DIY owie blend is firm but you don’t want to add extra oil to it, simply pull a little of the salve out with your finger and roll it gently between two fingers until it becomes soft and creamy. Then apply to the needed area.
If you don’t have animal scents ointment, you can absolutely just use more of the basic salve recipe, or you could use Young Living’s Rose Ointment too.
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I cannot wait to hear how you love this DIY owie blend recipe. I literally used this ointment for one of our kids within 10 minutes of it setting up. A stubbed toe was bleeding a bit, and it was a definite reason to try right away. And since then I’ve used it multiple times for all the bike crashes, splinters, and normal scrapes and cuts of childhood! Each of my kids has loved this recipe and said that it is very soothing and feels good on their cuts.
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