DIY Turmeric Antiseptic Ointment
Use this antiseptic cream for parasitic infections, as well as cuts, scrapes, and burns.
Before applying to your wound, test the cream on a small patch of skin a few inches away for at least one hour. This will make sure you don’t have any sensitivities or allergies to the ingredients in the cream.
- Turmeric powder (1 oz.)
- neem oil (2 oz.)
- coconut oil (1 oz.)
- freshly-squeezed lemon juice (1 oz.)
- tea tree oil (10 drops)
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- Mix all of the ingredients in a small glass bowl until you obtain an even consistency.
- Store in a small airtight glass or tin container with a lid.
- To use, flush the area with water, pat dry with a clean towel and apply to your wound.
- Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, and apply 3-4 times a day. Just a warning though: turmeric will stain clothes/towels.
Turmeric is a multipurpose spice with plenty of applications, not just topical ones.
To help promote healing inside and out, add turmeric to your meals and drink golden milk daily. Turmeric also goes hand-in-hand with coconut oil and black pepper (which increase bioavailability) so add these ingredients too.
This turmeric antiseptic ointment is a great solution to prevent and heal minor infections. However, it may not always be enough. Other natural antiseptics include Manuka honey, rubbing alcohol, garlic, witch hazel, and much more.
However, if you experience a persistent fever, redness and pain that progressively extends beyond your wound, or a burning sensation, visit your doctor. It also goes without saying that deep cuts and large rashes will require urgent medical attention.