How to Prepare Propolis Ointment at Home – Useful for Wounds, Burns, Varicose Ulcer

As you may already know, propolis is a miraculous bee product. It comes with antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, hemostatic, anesthetic, regenerating, emollient and healing properties.

homemade propolis ointment

Propolis Ointment – Recipe


You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons propolis tincture
  • 50 grams lard
  • Beeswax (no larger than a peanut)

Preparation process

The lard that you will use for the preparation of ointments must be clean and unsalted. Put it in a pot on low heat, together with the beeswax. Keep stirring continually, until the 2 ingredients melt. Then, you can add the propolis tincture and you must leave the mixture on the stove for 10 more minutes. Don’t forget to stir continuously.

Turn off the heat and pour the obtained mixture in a glass jar. Again, keep stirring until the composition begins getting harder.

If you don’t have lard, you can always use coconut oil. This ingredient is useful in giving the ointment a harder texture when it cools down. You can also use olive oil, but, in this case, you will have to use more beeswax. Close the jar tightly and keep the ointment in the fridge.

When preparing this ointment, you can also use other plants that are well-known for their beneficial and healing effects for the skin. Some of these plants are yarrow, comfrey, or honey.

The ointment must be used externally, by massaging the affected area 2 or 3 times per day. Use it for:

  • Wounds
  • Burns
  • Eczema
  • Dry wounds, scaly plaques
  • Varicose ulcer
  • Mycosis
  • Herpes
  • Warts
  • Pimples, acne, oily skin
  • Cracked heels

This amazing propolis ointment can also be used to treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures. In these cases, it’s recommendable to prepare the ointment without any alcohol and use raw propolis. You can also use this homemade product to treat rhinitis or alopecia (first, you must massage the scalp with propolis tincture, and then massage it with the propolis ointment).

Contraindications and precautions

Similar to other bee products, propolis can cause allergic reactions in some people, when it’s used internally or externally. To prevent this from happening, it’s recommended to first test the propolis ointment before using it for a longer period of time. For this, you can apply a little bit of cream on your forearm skin. Wait a few hours to see if notice any side effects, such as itching, red skin, irritations or inflammations.

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