DIY Neosporin Ointment

Scraped knee, minor cut, bruise, splinter and mosquito bite. This sounds like typical injuries your child may be sporting right this very moment. But would you believe this happened to me all within 2 weeks last summer? Lucky for me I had just whipped up a bottle of DIY Neosporin Ointment which I affectionately nicknamed my Boo-Boo Stick!

This homemade ointment consists of 3 powerful essential oils that quickly address pain and stinging while reducing the risk of an infection. I can tell you from personal experience, wounds heal much quicker with this remedy than with typical over-the-counter first aid creams. The bonus is all of these ingredients are natural – no chemicals or synthetic additives!

DIY Neosporin Ointment made from essential oils. Learn how to make your own! #diy #essentialoils #neosporinointment #preparedbloggers


  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Melaleuca
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Helichrysum (optional)
  • Witch hazel


  • Add essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle
  • Top off with witch hazel
  • Shake gently and apply 2-3x daily as needed
Analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent
  • Reduces scarring to cuts and wounds
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes healing
  • Spurs cell regeneration
  • Cleans and disinfects wounds

Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, immune stimulate

  • Heals infectious wounds, insect bites and pimples
  • Calms symptoms of rashes
  • Reduces inflammatory skin conditions
  • Encourages healing from burns
  • Reduces itching, inflammation, blistering and peeling

Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic

  • Relives itchiness & pain from burns
  • Scent reduces migraines and insomnia
  • Heals insect bites
  • Calms eczema and skin problems
  • Scent reduces stress and tension

Witch Hazel
Astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant

  • Cleans and disinfects wounds
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling
  • Promotes faster healing of wounds and bruises
If you’d like to kick your Boo-Boo Stick up a notch, add 5 drops of Helichrysum to the mixture. Helichrysum is prized for its regenerative properties, reduces inflammation and most importantly – stops bleeding.
Whether you call it DIY Neosporin Ointment or a Boo-Boo Stick, this is a must in your medicine cabinet and first aid kit! For ages 0-99. Remember, only use certified pure therapeutic grade oils. And as always, more exciting information and ways to use essential oils can be found on my blog at On A Wing And A Prayer . If you have any more questions, I am always available by email at
Information shared on this site is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any illness or disease. Nor is it intended to replace proper medical assistance. Essential oils work to bring balance back to the body thereby helping the natural defenses to restore homeostatis. My intent is to encourage wellness and personal research by providing informative and helpful resources.
DIY Neosporin Ointment


  • 10 drops Frankincense
  • 10 drops Melaleuca
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Helichrysum (optional)
  • Witch hazel


  • Add essential oils to a 10ml roller bottle
  • Top off with witch hazel
  • Shake gently and apply 2-3x daily as needed


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      Thanks for pointing that out Katey. I did a quick comparison. Neosporin retails on average for $6.79 while all of the ingredients (including roller bottle) for the doTERRA version costs $5.25 to make yourself. If you choose to add helichyrsum (better known as liquid stitches) the cost goes up to $14.51. doTERRA essential oils appear pricey at the onset but they really are inexpensive AND natural. A 15ml bottle of essential oil contains approximately 250 drops. When recommending essential oils, a typical ‘dosage’ is 1-2 drops because they are concentrated and powerful. Bonus to you is every essential oil has a multitude of useful applications. In other words, a bottle will last you a long time.

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    bill the red says

    better ointment not as many ingredients
    I cup bag balm commercial green c an over the counter -2 tbls colodial silver
    1 tbls oil wild oregano
    melt bag balm in double boiler stir in silver and oil of oregano , when combined pour in container place in fridge to cool shake every 5 mins or or so stuff likes to settle apply as needed keep covered heals cut in three days can’t beat that

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      No, Jennie, I have not experienced any stinging. My dog literally knocked me off my feet one day and I ended up on the concrete on my knees. I applied this ointment twice daily to the raw wound without any tears being shed.

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    one more comment, ive been using perfume purse atomizers instead of roller balls – for my mixed oils – im personally not a fan of roller balls (risk of cross contamination)

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      montanamuse says

      Agreed. Cross contamination aside, once that roller ball goes in the bottle, you have contaminated the contents of your bottle. Repurpose used small hand sanitizer bottles. A large enough hole for the Witch Hazel to be expelled without having a spill hazard.

      Thanks for the recipe.


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