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Rogue Preparedness: How To Make Your Own First Aid Medicinal Salve

What is salve? Salve is a medical ointment used on the surface of the skin to soothe some type of ailment. The most common type of medicinal salve that’s available on the market is Neosporin. 

homemade medicinal Salve
Morgan’s homemade medicinal salve

I’ve been making homemade salve for years and don’t use anything else on myself or my children. It’s safe and effective.

Neosporin works, but it’s not all natural and you wouldn’t be able to make it yourself at home. Antibiotic ointment reduces the amount of time it takes for cuts and scrapes to heal. 

The great thing about being self-reliant is learning how to use medicinal herbs and oils so we’re not so heavily reliant on pharmaceuticals. 

Salve is easy to make and just as effective as Neosporin, but a much better, safer, all natural alternative. I use this exclusively on myself and my children for cuts, scrapes and superficial burns. Use it the same way you would use Neosporin. 

The type of oils that I chose to use in my medicinal salve was based on a lot of research. I encourage you to do your own research to find out what each essential oil does and how it’ll act as a topical treatment. Feel free to switch out any of the oils to fit your needs. 

Here’s a quick breakdown of each oil used:

  • Coconut oil – The medium-chain fatty acids have antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms
  • Olive oil – antibacterial benefits and moisturizing with vitamins A, D, E, K
  • Comfrey – contains allantoin, a substance that helps new skin cells grow, along with other substances that reduce inflammation and keep skin healthy
  • Lavender – treats inflammation 
  • Peppermint – relieves discomforts 
  • Lemon – has antiseptic properties
  • Tea tree – has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties

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  • About Morgan Rogue

    Morgan lives in Texas with her husband, daughters and 2 dogs. She spends most of her time getting outdoors with her daughters, prepping for emergencies and disasters and teaching others how to be prepared. She also enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, firearms, hiking, camping, HAM, Jeeps and generally getting out and exploring life through epic adventures!

     

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