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10 Ways to Use All Purpose Healing Salve & Recipe

July 20, 2013 179 Comments

10 Ways to Use All Purpose Healing Salve & Recipe

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If I had to choose only one skin care product out of the hundreds of products I've tried over the years, this All Purpose Healing Salve would be it!  More and more people have used it and shared HOW they used it!  I'm very grateful that this salve has improved so many lives of both people and animals (excellent for wound care).  Read on and discover just how versatile this salve can be!

All Purpose Healing Salve Recipe:

1  Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Tropical Traditions Gold Label makes the silkiest salve!)

1  Cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4  T. Beeswax Pastilles 1/2 t. vitamin e oil (optional)

To each jar add:

10  drops Lavender

8  drops Lemon

6  drops Melaleuca

1/2  teaspoon Vitamin e oil (optional)

Fills {4} - 4 oz glass mason jars or small glass jars of choice.

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer as well as antibacterial.  Olive oil has lots of anti-oxidants, including Hydroxytyrosol as well as anti-inflammatory properties.  Lavender soothes and heals, Lemon cleanses and disinfects while Melaleuca is antibacterial and antifungal!

Melt the coconut, olive oil and beeswax in a warm bath, stirring with a knife every few minutes until melted. This will take at least 15 min, you want a slow melt.


Add the EOs to the empty jars and pour into glass jars of your choice and let cool. Put a paper towel over the jars while cooling and wait to cover with lids until completely cooled down.  Shelf life is approximately 8 months with the vitamin e oil added. Suggestions from experience:  Use small jars and keep several around the house and few travel sizes handy.
    
10 ways we've used All Purpose Healing Salve...with great success I might add :)

  1.  Crazy good hand moisturizer!
  2.  Amazing on dry, cracked heels and crusty elbows.
  3.  All round moisturizer for dry climes.  I use it as a body moisturizer and even on my face, sparingly!
  4.  Soothes and heals chapped lips or any chappy place.
  5.  Soothes welts, burns, and sunburn!
  6.  Great for diaper rash.
  7.  Keep your animals in mind!  My son has healed his bulldogs' sunburned noses with this.  Great antiseptic wound care for animals (except cats).
  8.  Antiseptic properties make it great for cuts and scrapes!
  9.  Wonderful for elderly folks and their thin, fragile skin.
  10.  A good remedy for eczema! Notes:  It's easy to double the recipe if you're making gifts!  A small jar of salve is a great gift that keeps on giving. Purchase some lip balm pots or tins and fill with salve to keep in your purse or backpack.  Be sure to share, everyone can benefit from this natural healing salve and it's just a nice thing to do!



100 Responses

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I believe it’s approx. 1/2 an ounce!

Carrie
Carrie

May 10, 2017

I need to make this! Do you know how much 2 T. of the beeswax pastilles weighs?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Sooooo happy you found something that works for your son!!

Actively Participate In Your Own Life
Actively Participate In Your Own Life

May 10, 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE This ~ my son’s allergies manifest through is skin (no watery eyes or nose) so he is constantly dealing with welts and itching all over his body. We have used a similar recipe for him for many many years and it’s the only thing that works. I highly recommend using this recipe with the EO because it really makes a difference. Whenever my son is over exposed and the welts are breaking out all over his legs ~ we actually smear this suave on and then wrap his legs in ace bandages before he goes to bed. Sometimes we even have to do it for his arms and chest. He quits itching and goes to sleep. We have tried many prescription ointments over the years to satisfy the doctors but either they don’t work or my son is allergic to them. So we have made a believer out of his current doctor.

I use it on myself as well for dry hands and feet. I love the smell and it soothes me when I’m stressed. Thanks for the post! SandyKay

Kara Ashley Núñez
Kara Ashley Núñez

May 10, 2017

Wow thanks for sharing, I’m excited about trying this! Do you buy your jars online too?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Pastilles are small bits of beeswax…they melt faster and a little easier to measure out. I buy mine from Amazon :)

Cabo
Cabo

May 10, 2017

OK I’m new at this, what are and where do I find “Beeswax Pastilles”

Theresa Lim
Theresa Lim

May 10, 2017

I have been making something similar for years. Also makes a great leather conditioner and furniture wax/polish and cure for squeaky door hinges and sticky sliding glass doors.

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

Where do you get the lip balm pots?

Cabo
Cabo

May 10, 2017

thanks!

Teresa Thode
Teresa Thode

May 10, 2017

I also am allergic to Lavender? Any suggestions?

Tina B.
Tina B.

May 10, 2017

Would this still work well if I left out the lavender? I am allergic.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You’re welcome! No…good old WM has the best prices that I’ve found anyway.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yep…that’s pretty much what you do! There’s quite a few options available on Amazon.

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

Do you just search for lip balm jars? What are they called on Amazon? Thanks so much!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I buy mine from Amazon.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Possibly peppermint, slightly different properties though.

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

Ok, I made it today (picked up the Lemon EO – needed it anyway). I think the beeswax powder must be super concentrated because I only ended up with a pint about 2/3 full. I decided to add 4 Vitamin E gelcaps (holes poked in both ends). End result was 1/2 pint and 1/4 of another 1/2 pint so I made another batch to fill the other 1/2 pint and top off the other. I am going to have to play around with the measurement on the beeswax powder – but, I’ll get there!



~What is the consistency of the salve? Soft but looks hard? Hard and waxy like Carmex or lip balm?

~If the consistency doesn’t seem to be thick enough – would it be ok to reheat and adjust my beeswax and pour back into 1/2 pints?

~Do you squeeze the Vitamin E oil from the gelcaps or do you put the gelcaps in whole?

~Do you split the number of drops between each 1/2 pint or do you put 20/10/10 in each jar?

Thanks so much!



I love this! It smells great (my dad loved it!). I know already that I’ll be making this often. I do have a few questions for clarification (hope you don’t mind).

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You can substitute the lemon with whatever you like, grapefruit would be good. I’m sorry but Ive never used a beeswax powder so I wouldnt know the ratio.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Maria, EVOO is great! I suggest doTERRA because I know the oils are pure without any additives. This balm would not be near as effective without PURE essential oils.

Maria Rodlund
Maria Rodlund

May 10, 2017

I am wondering can you extra virgin olive oil? Should I also use a specific brand of olive oil? Do I need to use doterra?
Sorry for all the questions

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

I’m making the salve today. I’m out of lemon eo, would it be ok to use grapefruit or lemongrass or does the lemon have something essential to do with the antiseptic queality effectiveness? Also, my health store had something called beeswax beads (looks like powder to me). How much of the powder do you think I should use since it’s more concentrated than the pastilles?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

As a solid!

Rosie Goins
Rosie Goins

May 10, 2017

Do you measure the coconut as a solid in a 1/2 cup measuring cup or liquid in a graduated glass measuring cup?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Ha! Yes I am…I love coffee :) Sorry, I misunderstood…10/5/5 in each jar. Duh, I’m still a little road weary apparently :) Are you joining in on the webinar tonight? You should if you can…lots to learn from the comfort of your home :) Details on how to log in on CW Facebook page! Take care!

JellyBelly
JellyBelly

May 10, 2017

Wow, you’re an early riser way out West! Thanks for your patience and help. I have 1 final question to clarify (I don’t understand) – You put 20/10/10 of the oil in each jar or 10/5/5 – make sense? Sorry to be such a pain & glad you’re home from your quick trip to the beautiful CA beaches!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Good morning!
Consistency for the salve is best when soft but looks hard. If you want to make a batch of lip balm, just add a little more beeswax for a more solid consistency. I don’t recommend reheating and, I squeeze the oil out of gelcaps without adding the gelcap. I add the oil recipe in each jar.
Thanks for the questions! So happy you love it too :)

frankozi
frankozi

May 10, 2017

I too, am out of lemon EO. I was thinking of using geranium instead. Am in the process of making it right now. Next batch if I used say, the mint oils, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen it would be like a sore muscle salve, yes?

Lynn
Lynn

May 10, 2017

I going to make this up for my Christmas gift baskets this year. Thanks for sharing all these great uses for essential oils, I’m learning so much. Love your blog!

DogpackMOMMA
DogpackMOMMA

May 10, 2017

many thanks for this recipe & thorough comments & Happy Trails!

Chelsie.Swanson
Chelsie.Swanson

May 10, 2017

I melted it the same way as the instructions above – using a water bath on the stove on low stirring as it melted and then I removed it from the water as soon as everything was well mixed.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

It should be fine…hopefully you didn’t melt it back down at high temps. That’s my only concern with reheating.

Chelsie.Swanson
Chelsie.Swanson

May 10, 2017

Ours turned out way too runny – I heated it back up and added a little bit more beeswax, it’s cooling now. I came here to check what the consistency should be and saw the comment above where it says not to reheat – will it be ok? Is there a reason to not reheat?

crazywoman
crazywoman

May 10, 2017

I was really interested in this but…..
I don’t like lavender, and can’t stand Melaleuca/tea tree.
Anyone with any suggestions for subs for these. (Not real crazy about lemon, but can live with that.)
Billie

BerginMania
BerginMania

May 10, 2017

Rose Geranium is a good one as well. Helichrysum is a wonderful healing oil.

Brooke
Brooke

May 10, 2017

Do you sell this product? It sounds wonderful, but I don’t want to buy all the ingredients!

Patti White
Patti White

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, I saw your article in the newsletter about the salve with LLP and Frankincense. Is it basically this recipe, but you use Peppermint in place of the melaleuca and add some frankincense?

crazywoman
crazywoman

May 10, 2017

Mrs. K, do you any essential oils, or just the oils (& vita E)? If you use any essential oils, which do YOU use?
I too use coconut oil a LOT! It is a major ingredient in a face “cream” that I make.
I don’t use Lavender or Melaleuca (tree tree). Don’t like them, and tho I have Lemon Eucalyptus, I don’t have any lemon oil. I do have orange.
Would those work, and maybe peppermint? (Anybody…..?)

Mrs. K At Home
Mrs. K At Home

May 10, 2017

I just use mostly coconut oil and a small amount of olive oil, along with my essential oils. Coconut oil is antibacterial, and anti-fungal, plus it is absorbed easily and quickly by the skin. I’m an esthetician and it is the primary product I use on my skin. My salve is probably softer, but works just fine and has a lovely creaminess. I also squeeze a capsule of Vitamin E into the salve as an extra preservative, although coconut oil doesn’t become rancid for a long time. I’ve been making my salve for many years. I started making it this way because I had a few clients who had allergies to bees and I wasn’t sure if it would be an issue.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

It should be just fine then :)

Pamela Hatfield
Pamela Hatfield

May 10, 2017

My father has a surgical wound that is healing and is taking a long time, would this be safe to use?

Patti White
Patti White

May 10, 2017

Thanks…anxiously awaiting my LRP order so I can make this…no Frankincense left in the bottle….I’m missing it, too!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Patti…I add 6 drops of Frankincense to each 4 oz jar along with LLP.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I do Brooke. Please email apiyol@aol.com for more info :)

Pamela Hatfield
Pamela Hatfield

May 10, 2017

I’ve never used essential oils….I’m completely new to this, just researching trying to find something to help heal this wound.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Pamela, the Healing Salve would be best used after the wound has closed and stopped oozing. I would use essential oils diluted in a little fractionated coconut oil on the new wound. Helichrysum is excellent for wound care and tissue restoration. Melaleuca to be free of infection. Frankincense for regeneration. Have you used essential oils…and Im speaking of doTERRA essential oils.

Pamela Hatfield
Pamela Hatfield

May 10, 2017

Would it be best to leave out the beeswax and just use the oils? It’s a large abdominal wound and wondering if the wax would make it hard to clean off? I’ve never made anything with oils.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, this would safe to use. All of the ingredients have antibacterial properties except the olive oil. If you have Frankincense, add 6 drops to a 4oz jar to aid with tissue regeneration!

Ava Treu
Ava Treu

May 10, 2017

I just made this today it came out awesome! I made mine in a glass measuring cup the 2 cup one with a handle it was so easy to pour in small containers!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Erin, I use the mason jar to save having to clean one of my pans…it’s your choice :))

Erin Linnane
Erin Linnane

May 10, 2017

Can this be done in a double boiler? Does it have to be a glass jar in a water bath?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint :)

Viki Weaver
Viki Weaver

May 10, 2017

What is LLP?

CDN
CDN

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, I don’t have any Melaleuca, what do you think about substituting Frankincense?

Carole
Carole

May 10, 2017

I am impressed! Used the salve on my poor broken leg this a.m. after a shower. Felt so good. I wonder if I could make it????

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Way to go!!

We will succeed
We will succeed

May 10, 2017

I’v made a renewed batch. YAY. I didn’t like the consistency of the first batch so I did reheat this morning, added more beeswax, allowed to cool a bit, added a few more drops of the essential oils I chose to use, and…I even poured some into a chap-stick tube which I just purchased from a local store that I didn’t know existed until yesterday! I used Grapefruit, Rosemary, Cinnamon Bark & Peppermint as my oils; I’m a bit sensitive to Lavender so I don’t always use it, nor Tea Tree for the same reasons so I’m selective how/why I use those. This “renewed” batch came out absolutely perfect! Thank you!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

So easy to make isn’t it?? Very happy you gave the salve a try with your samples!

Sara
Sara

May 10, 2017

I made the salve this weekend with the lemon, lavender and peppermint oil samples I ordered from you. Oh my gosh, I have a tin of it sitting on my desk at work even. I am already addicted to it. The smell and texture are amazing.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You can add anything you like, I often add Frankincense!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, of course you could make it! But you’re my MOM…I’ll keep you in Salve :)) Don’t overdo!

Janice Bird
Janice Bird

May 10, 2017

I was so agitated tonight with extremely itchy legs. I have been bothered by them since the end of December. I am not sure what is causing them to have such an extreme itch. So, I mixed 10 drops of lavendar, 5 drops of lemon, 5 drops of melaleuca and 5 drops of frankincense to 30 ml of fractionated coconut oil. It is oily but my skin soaked it right up and I had immediate relief! So I will continue to use it the next couple of days and see if this relieves it altogether. I am excited to try making it into the salve recipe listed above!

Janice Bird
Janice Bird

May 10, 2017

I find a lot of containers at www.aromatools.com.

casey chambers
casey chambers

May 10, 2017

Thanks for this, a half batch perfectly filled my 4oz tins I use at home and my 1oz ones I use for one the go [1 each]. I was wondering if you had a recipe for a home made vapor rub?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I use 4oz jam jars, you’ll get just over 2 full jars…if you double the recipe, you’ll get 5 jars.

Genevieve Camacho
Genevieve Camacho

May 10, 2017

What size jars and how many jars does this recipe make?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you, so happy to know it’s helped :))

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Lavender and Melaleuca…the Healing Salve would be excellent!

missamandabear
missamandabear

May 10, 2017

Any suggestions for EOs that help with eczema?

shayechique
shayechique

May 10, 2017

Any suggestions instead of coconut oil. Allergic to all tree nuts

Mrs. Mac
Mrs. Mac

May 10, 2017

I made this a few weeks ago and have been applying some salve to my arms .. now a wart I’ve had for years is just about gone. Good for calloused feet too .. of course, wear socks after applying. Love, love, this salve.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

This salve is almost the consistency of a (for lack of a better description) petroleum jelly. If it’s kept in warmer temps, the salve will have a thinner consistency. You can always add a bit more beeswax if you need to…this will help solidify. Happy you love it :))

jenheir1
jenheir1

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca,

I made a batch and we love it! I’m not familiar with the term salve…mine is the consistency of a lotion. Is that normal or perhaps should I take into consideration, warmer temps and lower altitude?

Thanks for all you do!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes Cate, we sure do! Send an email to schifflower@yahoo.com if you’d like to place an order please :))

Cate McCormick
Cate McCormick

May 10, 2017

Do you still sell this salve? It’s too much money for me to buy everything. I would love to purchase some though :)

Joe Schlobotnic
Joe Schlobotnic

May 10, 2017

I made it exactly as you outlined and I NEVER make a straight recipe.

It came out perfectly.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

In each jar, yes!

Unknown
Unknown

May 10, 2017

I just made these and am waiting for them to cool. Now as I am re-reading the post, I have a question. You say to put the oils (10, 8, 6) in each jar. Is that in each 4oz jar? That’s what I did, but then got confused by the photo of the 2 jars in the post.

Jennifer

lej619
lej619

May 10, 2017

Where does one find solid coconut oil??

Robin Ingram
Robin Ingram

May 10, 2017

I am desperately trying to find a good cream to remedy my son’s bumpy skin, which I believe to be from his allergies as well as some dryness. I think that this might be it, but my question is this: I keep reading that heat can make essential oils less effective. Is that the case with this?

Milena DeDobbelaere
Milena DeDobbelaere

May 10, 2017

Sending you an e-mail right now regarding interest in purchasing.

Debralee De Four
Debralee De Four

May 10, 2017

Hello Camp Wander! Today I grabbed all the ingredients to make this cracked up salve. I noticed as I working on it that the beeswax pastilles didn’t melt very well after being on the stove for awhile. So I took my hand mixture to separate and break down the beeswax. I’m hoping it will turn out the same, because these feet need some TLC. Thanks for the great info on your site!

karleasmom
karleasmom

May 10, 2017

Coconut oil is solid at temps below 76 degrees. At 76 it begins to solidify. Just a note, You should use the virgin, organic and UNrefined coconut oil. I believe Rebecca usually uses Nutiva brand (avail on Amazon). I bought a jar of Spectrum brand at my local health food store (the refined Spectrum version is available at Walmart – this one is not the same). HTH

karleasmom
karleasmom

May 10, 2017

I’ve seen other recipes where people said you can sub shea butter for coconut oil. I’ve never tried it, so I’d do some research to make sure. Hope that helps. :)

Lynaldine
Lynaldine

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca, I noticed that jars were to hard for application this morning. there is too much beeswax on it, have you a solution for me ? can I melt this recipe one more time ? I would like to put some olive oil on it, do you think its a good idea ?

Lynaldine
Lynaldine

May 10, 2017

thanks for the recipe, just made some jars ! smell good in my house =)

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Robin you add the EOs to the jar and pour the melted oils over them, they aren’t involved with the melting process at all. Also, the oils have a low melt temp., they never reach a state of high temperature :)

Jill Winter
Jill Winter

May 10, 2017

I love, love, love this salve. It puts Neosporin to shame. We don,t even cover our wounds anymore, unless of course they are very bad, just rub the salve in a couple times a day and off we go. I’ve used it as a mousturizer, deoderant and for chapped lips.

Sandy
Sandy

May 10, 2017

I made this after seeing it here on your blog. I use this one on my chapped lips too. Last longer than lip balm and heals quickly. Thanks.

JinxyCat
JinxyCat

May 10, 2017

shea butter is also from a tree nut :(

maybe a really high quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

GFT Ramblings
GFT Ramblings

May 10, 2017

Can I make this w/o beeswax? thanks!

Linda
Linda

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca,
I am having trouble getting the correct bottles for the silver roll top….I now have so many of each and they don’t fit! Can you give me a website to go to to purchase the ones you recommend?
Linda Chin
Lchin632@gmail.com

Chrissy Farnan Hoot Designs
Chrissy Farnan Hoot Designs

May 10, 2017

Using LLP and Frankincense what would this be used for?

weele
weele

May 10, 2017

Love this and will be making my second batch soon so my college girls can take some back to school with them! : )Both play college soccer and the goalie daughter has been using this salve to heal the nasty burns on her elbows and legs she receives from diving and it heals them wonderfully. I have also made the anti-aging salve using this base recipe and would definitely recommend.Thanks so much for sharing this! : )

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

You can send me an email:

rebecca@campwander.com

Unknown
Unknown

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, I’ve got a personal question to ask about the oils you sell. Is there anyway to ask other than this public forum?

Cubanitatb
Cubanitatb

May 10, 2017

Ms Rebecca I just received the oil and beeswax as well as some oils (lavender, mint and eucalyptus. I wish to make a salve to help my husband whose knees are always hurting (22 yrs airborne in the Army took a toll on his knees) and then, I want to try some of the recipes I have added to my Pinterest board. The oil I received seems to be liquid not solid. Is that ok? will it solidify? thanks in advance.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I say approximately 8 months, but it’s varied depending on the temp in the house and the coconut oil used.

Heather Bruce
Heather Bruce

May 10, 2017

What is the shelf life on this?

Nicole
Nicole

May 10, 2017

I was wondering if using expeller pressed coconut oil vs cold pressed coconut oil would make much of a difference in the recipe, all I have at home is expeller pressed

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