With summer on its way, little cuts and scrapes are bound to happen more often as kids dust off their bikes and skateboards, adults start doing yardwork and firing up the BBQ, and the bugs come out ready to use us as a buffet. For anyone who is accident prone or has kids, ointments such as Polysporin are probably at the front of your medicine cabinet. It’s what we have gone to for years whenever we see a scraped knee or a scratched bug bite that we don’t want to get infected. When I started to become more invested in natural remedies for my health, I questioned whether this was the best choice. The more I researched it, the more information I found on antibiotic resistance and possible allergies to the ingredients in standard antibiotic ointments. I didn’t want to slather antibiotics on myself if it wasn’t necessary.
Maple Organics Wound Therapy uses the power of plants to help heal superficial cuts and scrapes naturally. Containing organic tea tree, copaiba and calendula in a base of coconut and olive oil and shea and kokum butter, wound therapy is able to provide antibacterial and antifungal healing power without any risk of creating antibiotic resistance.
Copaiba has been used for generations to treat infections and has anti-inflammatory properties. Calendula is an effective pain reliever and reduces swelling. Tea tree kills bacteria and fungus, prevents infection and promotes healing. The base of wound therapy keeps skin healthy moisturized with essential fatty acids that in turn help to prevent scarring. One big bonus I found with Wound Therapy is its ability to zap zits and help the area heal quickly and scar free! Who doesn’t love that?
Apply to cleaned cuts, scrapes, burns, and bug bites but make sure to keep away from eyes. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, always see a doctor. Sometimes antibiotics are necessary to help our bodies heal.