3 recipes for homemade ointments that heal wounds and remove purple marks

A great way to fight the pain of a blow and remove purple marks from the skin is to apply an ointment on the spot. Barbatimão, arnica and aloe vera ointments are excellent options because they contain healing and moisturizing properties.

Follow the steps and see how to prepare great homemade ointments that can be used for 3 months.

1. Barbadian ointment

The barbatimão ointment can be used to be used on cuts and scrapes on the skin because it has a healing effect on the skin and mucous membranes, and it also helps to deflate the area, relieving pain and discomfort. 


  • 12g of barbatimão powder (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 250 ml of coconut oil


Place the barbatimão powder in a clay or ceramic pot and add the coconut oil and cook over low heat for 1 or 2 minutes to make the mixture uniform. Then strain and store in a glass container that can be kept tightly closed. 

To reduce the powdered leaves, just buy the dried leaves and then knead with a pestle or wooden spoon, removing the stems. Always use a kitchen scale to measure the exact amount.

2. Slug ointment

Aloe vera ointment is an excellent home remedy for skin burns caused by oil or hot water that has splashed on the skin. However, its use is not recommended when the burn has formed a blister, because in this case, it is a 2nd degree burn that needs other care.


  • 1 large aloe leaf
  • 4 tablespoons of lard
  • 1 spoon of beeswax


Open the aloe leaf and remove its pulp, which should be approximately 4 tablespoons. Then put all the ingredients in a pyrex dish and microwave for 1 minute and stir. If necessary, add another 1 minute or until it is completely liquid and well mixed. Place the liquid in small containers with its own lid and keep it in a clean and dry place.

3. Arnica ointment

Arnica ointment is great to be applied to painful skin due to bruises, blows or purple marks because it relieves muscle pain very efficiently.


  • 5 g of beeswax 
  • 45 ml of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped arnica leaves and flowers


In a water bath place the ingredients in a pan and boil over low heat for a few minutes. Then turn off the heat and leave the ingredients in the pan for a few hours to steep. Before it cools, you should strain and store the liquid part in containers with a lid. That should always be kept in a dry, dark and airy place.

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