The sun is shining, the weather is warming, and the shorts are out! Bare legs and warm weather can only mean one thing … scrapes, cuts, burns and bites season is upon us. We ditched the carcinogenic, petroleum-based products years ago and have never looked back, so we love this super easy all purpose healing salve recipe made with naturally antibacterial coconut oil and beeswax combined with the nourishing essential oils of Helichrysum, Lavender, Frankincense, and Melrose essential oil blend. My minimalist mama heart was so happy when I realized I had everything in my pantry and essential oil stock to whip up this natural salve! BONUS—we’re not throwing away empty plastic tubes anymore! When your All Purpose Salve gets low, simply whip up another batch and refill your container.
DIY All Purpose Healing Salve
2 oz. glass jar or tin 1/4 cup organic, unrefined coconut oil 1-2 Tablespoons organic beeswax 1/4 tsp organic Vitamin E 5 drops Helichrysum essential oil 5 drops Lavender essential oil 3 drops Melrose essential oil blend (optional sub Tea Tree) 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
In a double boiler, or glass bowl in a pan of hot water, melt coconut oil and beeswax over low heat. Do not boil. Stir gently. Remove from heat to cool slightly. Stir in Vitamin E and essential oils. Once cooled completely, whip lightly and transfer to a clean, covered glass jar or tin for storage. Note: Young Living’s Rose Ointment is a comparable base for this ointment. It is soothing and gentle enough for applying to tender skin. Simply use it to replace the coconut oil, beeswax, vitamin E mix in this recipe.
To use, apply a thin layer to affected area two to three times a day as needed. This salve can be used for many purposes including dry skin, minor cuts and scrapes, minor burns, bites, etc.* *If wound is deep, wont stop bleeding, becomes infected, or does not heal, seek medical attention immediately. This salve is NOT for use on deep puncture wounds or open, bleeding wounds.