Make your own herbal cream to heal boils

Make your own herbal cream to heal boilsMake your own herbal cream to heal boils with this easy to make recipe. Boils can be so painful and this is a great herbal cream to help eliminate the infection, soothe the local inflammation and heal the boil. Use this cream in conjunction with a herbal mix to take internally to really knock the boils on the head.

This herbal boil cream is really easy to make, quick and cost effective. You can make some up and keep it in the fridge if you’re prone to boils or make it up in a batch as you need it.

To make your own herbal cream to heal boils, you need a base cream to add the herbs to. I usually use my base cream recipe

but you could use a simple aqueous cream from the chemist or health food shop instead. Make sure it doesn’t have  chemical additives in it though and I strongly advise you to never use sorbolene cream either. (Check this webpage out to see why I don’t like using sorbolene.)

To make your own herbal cream to heal boils, you can either use professional quality herbal extracts or tinctures (this is the best option) to make herbal wound healing cream or if you cant those, you can use a really strong tea made with the four herbs instead. When you make the tea, add three teaspoons of each of the herb (12 teaspoons in total) to one cup of boiling water. That will make a triple strength tea that you can add to the cream instead of using professional extracts or tinctures. One word of warning though. You will need to throw the cream out after 1 week if you use tea instead of extracts because you’ll have less natural preservatives.

Ingredients (heading3)

  • 45 gms my base cream or a natural based aqueous cream
  • 3 mls Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea or angustifolia) extract/tincture*
  • 3 mls Calendula (Calendula officianlis) extract/tincture*
  • 3 mls Baptisia (Baptisia tinctoria) extract/tincture*
  • 3 mls Myrrh (Comiphora molmol) extract/tincture*
  • 3 mls Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) extract/tincture*

* or just use 15 mls of your triple strength mixed tea  (slightly cooled) if you don’t have the herbal extract or tinctures.

Method

Add 45gms of my base cream or the aqueous cream to a clean bowl.

Add 3 mls each of the herbal extract/tinctures or 15 mls of the triple strength tea mix to the base cream.

Gently blend the herbs into the cream with a spoon or small whisk. Keep stirring until the colour of the cream becomes consistent. You’ll find the cream will turn a brown colour but even though it might look unappealing, that lovely brown colour is what makes this cream such a great healer for boils.

If you used the triple strength tea, transfer the mixed cream into a 60gm clean, glass jar and place the jar in a cool place to cool. Do NOT put the lid on! When the cream is cold, put the lid on and leave it in the fridge to keep it fresh. It’s ready to use as soon as it’s cool.

If you used extracts/tincture, you can put the lid on now and place the cream straight into the fridge to keep it fresh. It’s ready to use immediately.

Apply the cream to the boil at least four times a day, six times a day is even better. Just before you apply the cream, clean the boil and surrounding oil of any residue cream from the last application. This also helps to clean away any pus leaking from the boil at the same time.  A couple of pointers for you to bear in mind.

  • You need to use a coloured jar like the amber or dark blue ones because this keeps the light out of the cream and helps keep it fresh.
  • Label your jar with the day you made the cream and it’s expiry date (see the next point).
  • If you used extracts or tinctures, the cream will expire, and needs to be thrown out, in 6 months.
  • If you used the triple strength tea, the cream will expire and needs to be thrown out in one week.
  • Keep the cream in the fridge to help keep it fresh.
  • Use a spatula, or a  clean spoon to get the cream out of a jar (not your fingers) to minimise contamination.

If you have a favourite herbal cream you’d like to share with us, please post it in a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

Smiles and abundant health, Ziggy

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