Natural Antiseptics and their Uses

The older persons or baby boomers would have remembered the red liquid their moms applied to their injuries. Especially on the knees and elbows. The red fluid was merbromin, which was used to clean the wound. Merbromin has used for so many years to clean the wounds.

In 1998. The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that the use of merbromin is not safe and effective. So, this antiseptic would have banned in the U.S. Back then in the era of 90s, most people used alcohol and hydrogen peroxide as an antiseptic to clean the specific wound. Though, these antiseptics can harm your body if you use them incorrectly. So, there were mix reviews regarding the use of hydrogen peroxide.

However, I can say the organic antiseptics are safe to use. Natural antiseptics are always better for your skin, health, and environment. Natural antiseptics are eco-friendly because they are biodegradables. If you know about the natural antiseptics and their uses, it will be convenient for you to use them in any natural disaster and a sudden injury. Because you cannot get to a pharmacy during a natural disaster or a sudden injury. These organic antiseptics will help you in every uncertain situation.

You can find some natural antiseptics and their uses in this article.

Some Natural Antiseptics for your Wounds

Turmeric powder:

This is the easiest and inexpensive antiseptic solution for your injury. Almost, in every home, turmeric powder is available every time. If you got any injury you can put some turmeric powder on the specific area. Another way is, take one tablespoon of mustard oil and mix it with one tablespoon of turmeric powder. Heat it up for at least 10 seconds. Check the solution with your finger. It should be lukewarm. The apply this solution to the wounded area. It is suitable for every type of injury. Also, it is the safest antiseptic you can use at home. If you are on camping and got an injury, you can apply this solution. The turmeric powder has the power to kill the germs. Also, it will heal the wound in a few days.

Witch Hazel:

This is the yellow floral shrub, mostly found in America. It is an inexpensive shrub. It can be used as an organic antiseptic. You can use it solo or blend it with any oil. It will refine the pores.

Grapefruit Seed Extract:

Grapefruit Seed Extract can kill the bacteria in the wound. However, do not use it directly. You can use this extract with water. Mix 10 drops of grapefruit extract with 1 tablespoon of water. Mix this solution well and then apply to the infected area. Apply this solution with a spray bottle or a cotton ball. Use this antiseptic 3 times a day.


Honey is always a wonderful solution for your wounds. You can apply honey directly to the injured area or mix it with water. The ratio of honey and water should be 10:1. This natural solution will help in killing the bacteria in your wound. You can apply honey on the small cuts, bites of small insects like ants, and stings of wasp. This is the best solution for these small wounds.

Tea Tree Oil:

Well, I can say this is an exceptional natural antibiotic. Use it 5 to 6 times a day on your wound. This helps you in healing your wound. It will control the pus or bacteria in your wound. It is the best solution for your acne, jock itch, ringworm, toe infection, and fungus in your foot. You must clean your foot from tea tree oil 3 times a day.


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