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All Purpose Healing Salve

April 16, 2014 78 Comments

All Purpose Healing Salve

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all purpose healing salve All Purpose Healing Salve was first introduced on the blog as a Mother's Day post in 2012: DIY Skin Care for Gardeners.  It's become pretty popular over the years, and people say wonderful things about what it does but I still think I love it the most!  My simple All Purpose Healing Salve is soon to go retail so I decided to publish a snappier blog post with a new photo, I've been wanting to do this for a long time.  Don't worry, I'll keep sharing the recipe if you keep making it :-)  Take a few notes and gather what your supplies because I can almost promise you that once you experience what All Purpose Healing Salve is capable of you won't want to be without it. If I had to choose one all purpose skin care product, this workhorse of a salve is it.  The organic ingredients are moisturizing, anti-microbial, gentle enough for baby, healing and best of all, SIMPLE! Simple ingredients, simple to make.
All Purpose Healing Salve
Recipe Type: Salve
Author: Camp Wander
anti-microbial moisturizing salve. Use on cuts, burns, bruises, scrapes, eczema, itching skin and for diaper rash.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup organic solid coconut oil - I use [url href="https://secure.ttpurchase.com/4F1BD29C-FC0B-DAE2-321EC7685CFF5A04"]Gold Label by Tropical Traditions [/url]
  • 1 cup organic olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
  • 1/2 teaspoon [url href="https://campwander.com/?p=5952"]vitamin e oil[/url]
  • PER 4oz JAR add the following amounts:
  • 10 drops pure [url href="https://campwander.com/product-category/therapeutic-essential-oils/"]CW Lavender[/url]essential oil
  • 8 drops pure [url href="https://campwander.com/product-category/therapeutic-essential-oils/"]CW Melaleuca[/url] essential oil
  • 6 drops pure [url href="https://campwander.com/product-category/therapeutic-essential-oils/"]CW Lemon[/url] essential oil
  • Four - 4 oz glass mason jars
Instructions
  1. For convenience and easy pouring, use a glass Pyrex measuring bowl with a spout and handle for melting coconut and olive oils, set it inside a deep saucepan with 3 inches hot water. On low heat, slowly heat the coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax. Melt slowly, be careful not to let any water splash into the oils, this could cause mold issues. Stir occasionally to keep the beeswax melting in.
  2. When the coconut oil, olive oil and beeswax have melted completely, add vitamin e oil and stir gently.
  3. Prepare jars by adding lavender, melaleuca and lemon essential oils to the bottom of each clean glass jar. Pour melted oils over the essential oils, no need to stir but you can if you must!
  4. Fill 1/4 inch from the top of each jar, cover with a paper towel and let sit at least 6 hours until solid. Seal snugly with lid.
  5. Shelf life of All Purpose Healing Salve is approximately 4 to 6 months without vitamin e oil added (preservative). With vitamin e, approximately 6 to 8 months.
  6. Remember, coconut oil will melt at 76 degrees, store in a dark, cool place for best results.
  Solid organic coconut oil is a natural moisturizer, it's antibacterial and extremely good for your skin.  It's also the only source of lauric acid outside of mother's milk.  Organic Olive oil has antioxidants including hydroxytyrosol with anti-inflammatory properties.  Pure Lavender essential oil is an incredible healer for the skin, it's anti-microbial with special properties that aid in tissue restoration.  Pure Lemon essential oil cleanses and disinfects and Melaleuca checks in as a strong antimicrobial for wound care due to it's anti-viral properties.  Use only the cleanest and purest ingredients for All Purpose Healing Salve, I can't stress this point enough.  If you scrimp on quality ingredients, your salve will suffer and your efforts will be wasted on a mediocre product. healing salve What can you do with this salve you ask?  Sanitize and moisturize!  Keep your heels velvety soft this summer by applying All Purpose Healing Salve every night.  It makes a GREAT diaper rash salve.  Soothes dry itching skin that may be allergy related.  Super for sunburned noses of the canine persuasion!  Word to the wise, because this salve has Lemon in it, you're skin will be more vulnerable to sunburn if you go out in the sun after applying, wait 8 hrs to be safe. Wound care to protect against superbugs.  Pure essential oils are very sophisticated in preventing antibiotic resistance than synthetic antibiotics because of their almost 500 chemical constituents vs prescription antibiotics 7 or 8.  And, because every growing year is different due to weather, drought, pests, stress or too much water the chemical constituents of essential oils will adjust as a result.  Mother Nature can outsmart a lab any day of the week. Note to the Wise!  It’s easy to double the recipe if you’re making gifts!  A small jar of salve is a 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 an all natural healing salve, it’s just a nice thing to do! I'm pleased to finally offer Camp Wander All Purpose Healing Salve to those of you who don't have the time or the motivation to make your own!  Rest assured my salves are made with only the purest ingredients including organic, hand processed coconut, organic oil olive, beeswax, non-GMO vitamin e and the purest essential oils that my family and myself use every day.  I like to say that my salves are so pure they're edible, because they are!

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78 Responses

Cathy
Cathy

May 10, 2017

I was wondering the same thing about the oil in the jars. What is APHS? Lol

Margaret J
Margaret J

May 10, 2017

Rebecca, the amounts for the essential oils listed are per jar, right? So, four times the amount listed if you wanted to make all four jars into APHS? And if I want to be able to use the salves when we might be exposed to sunlight, would substituting Frankincense essential oil drop for drop for the Lemon essential oil be my best bet?

Joni
Joni

May 10, 2017

We LOVE this salve! My husband was very skeptical about all my EOs and this salve changed his mind…it works wonders…thank you!

Shaydee
Shaydee

May 10, 2017

For some reason it didn’t let me mark five stars but it’s definitely 5!

Shaydee
Shaydee

May 10, 2017

I absolutely LOVE this salve!! We’ve been using this for over a year now and there are jars of it all around my house. We never go without. By far my favorite! I’ve shared it numerous times!

Stef
Stef

May 10, 2017

Hi, everyone! I was just reading through the comments and can answer 1 question :) I have Rebecca’s recipe from a post last July. Yes, the drops listed are per jar. Frankincense is one of my favorite go-to oils and I’ll be very interested to see what Rebecca says about substituting it for the lemon regarding light exposure!

Jennifer K.
Jennifer K.

May 10, 2017

Would this work for hives? We don’t know what’s causing them, but they make him very uncomfortable.

Amanda
Amanda

May 10, 2017

Lemon lavender and peppermint salve or LLP works great for hives. I do not have her recipe in front of me but search for it in her website. My daughter gets hives a lot especially when she is out side in the cold. I have also used this my self with in four to five minutes the hives stop itching and go down. Happy kids and happy mom.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thanks for watching Anna :) Here’s the link you’re looking for…

https://campwander.com/2013/07/3-new-allpurpose-healing-salve-blends/

Anna Duff
Anna Duff

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca, I just watched you and Jillie on TV! It got me thinking that I need to make some anti-aging salve. I searched you website and can not find the recipe. I found something that tells sme to use Lavender, Cypress and Frankincense but did not indicate the amounts. Can you help me?

Thanks!

joanne
joanne

May 10, 2017

Please give info on the salve going retail. I want to purchase more.

Margaret J
Margaret J

May 10, 2017

APHS = All Purpose Healing Salve. Just saving typing in the middle of the night.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Margaret, correct. Amounts of EOs listed are PER 4 oz JAR. Thanks for your question, I clarified the info in the recipe form :) To answer your 2nd question, Frankincense is always a good idea in my book!

JenW
JenW

May 10, 2017

I had purchased a salve sampler from camp wander and have recently been using the healing salve on my boy’s sunburned shoulders. I was amazed at how quickly the heat in his shoulders lessened. And overnight he was clearly feeling much less tight and sore. I’ve purchased what I need to make more healing salve on my own. It also helped some nasty splinter removal sites after he chose to run around barefoot too!

I will say my sample is a little on the runny side. I’ll have to play around with adding a bit more beeswax to stiffen it up.

Jennifer K.
Jennifer K.

May 10, 2017

Thanks Amanda!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I’m so happy to hear this! Enjoy :)

Mickie
Mickie

May 10, 2017

Received my Dream Salve order along with the samples of the Healing Salve, thank you! Dream Salve works really well but the Healing Salve is AMAZING! I have super sensitive skin and every little nick and tick makes me itch and the Healing Salve cures it immediately. It also has cleared the eczema. Thank you so much and so glad I found your site!

Camping with Kids and All Purpose Healing Salve » Pleasantly Poor
Camping with Kids and All Purpose Healing Salve » Pleasantly Poor

May 10, 2017

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Questioning
Questioning

May 10, 2017

I want to make APHS for my dog who just had surgery and has a long incision. I need to know if the EOs I have are good quality. They are Aura Casia, the only brand available locally. The coconut oils I have in the house are Spectrum organic virgin and LouAna. If these aren’t good quality, I will buy online, but it will take a while to get them. Thanks in advance to all who answer

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I do sell it! Soon the salves will be in the CW Store attached to the website but in the meantime you can order 2oz All Purpose Healing Salve for $12.95 plus 6.05 flat rate 2-3 day shipping via PayPal to schifflower@yahoo.com. Ordering multiple jars is the best bargain!

dxehmnbrd
dxehmnbrd

May 10, 2017

Is there anywhere to purchase this already made up? I don’t want to purchase single ingredients and have a lot on hand?

Meal Plan and Manly Hand Scrub » Pleasantly Poor
Meal Plan and Manly Hand Scrub » Pleasantly Poor

May 10, 2017

[…] brain for something to make the men in my life for Father’s Day.  I made Camp Wander’s Healing Salve for the mothers on Mother’s Day, but I didn’t think the dads would be impressed with a […]

Angela
Angela

May 10, 2017

Thank you so much Rebecca, I will try remelting it (our house is at 71 degrees). Will remelting it effect the oils in the salve? I just love this stuff for my little boys who constantly have scrapes and bumps. They ask for it each night because it is so fun to see how fast their “booboo’s” vanish:)

TodaysMama.com - Battling eczema- oatmeal bath, essential oils and other tips
TodaysMama.com - Battling eczema- oatmeal bath, essential oils and other tips

May 10, 2017

[…] oils. You can find essential oils on my website right here. For the actual healing salve recipe click here! I absolutely love this stuff and I use it on little burns, cuts and scrapes, and even diaper […]

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Angela, the thin consistency wouldn’t be affected by omitting vitamin e but, now that it’s summer if you house is really warm that could make the difference. If your house is cool and you don’t think it’s heat related you could remelt your salve very slowly until and add a little more beeswax.

Angela
Angela

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca, I recently made a batch of all purpose salve and did not use the vitamin E oil. I followed the directions to the T, and mine came out runny at room temp and has to be kept in the fridge to be a solid. What went wrong? Does the vitamin E make it less liquid like at room temp? or should I try adding more beeswax next time? Thanks for your help!

Suzanne
Suzanne

May 10, 2017

Hi there, I have a quick questionn about the bees wax. I have everything to make the salve except the beeswax. I went to buy some and all they had was big blocks of it. Can I use this and possibly grated it with a grater or chop it up. Seems like that big clump would take forever to melt!! Thank you

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you Shelly :) I would suggest sweet almond oil as a substitute.

Shelly
Shelly

May 10, 2017

Love your site. Very informative. My son is allergic to olive oil. What can be substituted for this salve?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes it is, very much so if you use pure ingredients in your salves.

Teri
Teri

May 10, 2017

Is APHS safe for babies & young children as well as adults?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Absolutely! Thanks for spreading the love of APHS :)

Elissa Carey
Elissa Carey

May 10, 2017

My friend has a 3 month old baby that has developed eczema on his face. I have given her some APHS (with a few drops of frankincense in it), would this be good for him? It has made a HUGE difference in everyone else that I have made it for!

Aren
Aren

May 10, 2017

My daughter is unfortunately allergic to coconut. I would love to make this salve though. Would either cocoa butter or Shea butter work as a substitute in this recipe?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

I’ve had that occur too and in my case it was the coconut oil at the bottom of the container. I use unrefined, virgin coconut oil and I believe there’s a little bit of grit that sinks to the bottom of the container. I reserve the coconut oil at the bottom of the gallon bucket for my dogs :)

kelly thomas
kelly thomas

May 10, 2017

I have made the all purpose salve several times now and love it. However my latest batch 2 of the salves have turned gritty. The grittiness almost melts away as you rub it in, but its gritty to start. Any thoughts as to why?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Birch, Frankincense, Amend, Black Pepper, Geranium. Birch would be my number one choice!

Kristin
Kristin

May 10, 2017

I’d like to know the answer to this as well. I have a giant block.

JonAnn
JonAnn

May 10, 2017

I like the ‘pain reliever’ versions of anti bacterial creams. What additional EO’s could be added to this particular salve to reduce pain..

Thanks

Jennifer
Jennifer

May 10, 2017

What would you recommend in place of the coconut oil? Child is allergic to it but really want to make something like this. Thanks!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Maria, the high quality vitamin e oil I use is now available from the CW Shop, now open on the website!

Maria
Maria

May 10, 2017

I’m new to EO’s and I’m planning on making your salves. This may sounds silly but what kind of non GMO vitamin e oil do you use and where do you get it?

Connie
Connie

May 10, 2017

Where you recommend I buy the Vitamins E non gmo from?

Jeanine
Jeanine

May 10, 2017

When I made the APHS, the consistency was perfect for the first three weeks or so and then turned liquidity (it pours out of the container). Any ideas what may have caused that? The only thing I did different was add some frankincense.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Wonderful!

anit
anit

May 10, 2017

Thanks for the reply. I will try that. I used the same coconut brand u recommended, solid olive oil from mountain rose herb and the beeswax pellets were from amazon.

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Hmmmm I’ve never had my salves separate, ever. I’m not sure what might have happened or of the products you used but, if you need to melt them back down the easiest and gentlest way is to put your jars on a clean cookie sheet and put into a warm over until back to liquid state.

anita
anita

May 10, 2017

I made some for the first time and followed the direction…. stir it before pouring in jar but after setting 6 hours and solidifying, there are two layer, like they did not mix. Can I reheat the individual jars and stir them up or need to remelt and pour into one container, remix and re pour into smaller jars? Will the heat miss up the oils?

Thanks.

melissa
melissa

May 10, 2017

Is this recipe good for like a lip balm?
What are all the goid uses?
What ingredients are in this salve?
If im making this for 12 2oz baby food jars, it if it calls for 10 drops of lavander then I would use 120 drops of lavander and if I calls for 1 cup of organic olive oil then I would have 12 cups and so on?
What ingredients are in this all purpose healing salve?
Thank you

Emma
Emma

May 10, 2017

Is this salve safe to use on a 3 month old baby if I add frankincense as well?

Shanda
Shanda

May 10, 2017

Is this salve good for eczema? My niece has is really bad on both of her inner elbows. She scratches so much that she now has thick patches on them. I read somewhere that oil-based products often make eczema worse. I don’t want to give this to her if it will be a problem. Will you please give me some guidance on this, please? Thank you!

Christine
Christine

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca! I am going to make this either today or tomorrow. My almost 2 year old nephew had an accident yesterday and had a huge gash on his forehead and it required stitches. I’m planning on making this, but do you have any recommendations on anything else I can put in it to help with scarring?
Thank you in advance and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Alison
Alison

May 10, 2017

I was wondering if there is a salve I could use on my face? I get cystic acne and boils on my face. It’s gotten to where nothing works with what doctors have tried. I’d like to try something natural! Thanks so much!

Angie
Angie

May 10, 2017

I just wanted to tell you that we LOVE this salve! Thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful secret. I have shared this special potion with family and friends. Thank you! Five stars!!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Alison, you can give Organic Blemish Peel a try and another protocol you could try is a drop of Oregano in 1/2 teaspoon raw honey. Dab on problem areas after you’ve tried a test patch on the inside of your elbow. Oregano can work great for acne but it’s a hot one!

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, if your ingredients are pure :)

Emma
Emma

May 10, 2017

Is this salve safe for me to use on my 3 month old if I add frankincense to it???

Brandi
Brandi

May 10, 2017

Would this be good for psoriasis?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Oh that’s great news!!

Katie
Katie

May 10, 2017

Rebecca,
I made your all purpose salve a few months ago. I have been using it on my eczema instead of the cream from the dermatologist. I am so glad that you share this and all of your recipes. My eczema has finally cleared up!

Connie
Connie

May 10, 2017

Help. I want to make the healing salve. What kind of olive oil are you using. Is it just the extra virgin that we use for cooking?

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you for sharing the love!!

Beverly Wallace
Beverly Wallace

May 10, 2017

can I use something other than lavender? I do not like the smell of lavender oil.

JUDY LOGSDON
JUDY LOGSDON

May 10, 2017

I was looking on your site of the all purpose salve, I have atopic dermatitis would this salve help me you think , I would like to try it if I can buy a small jar.. just to see if it wouldn’t break me out I’m allergic to everything… Thank you .. Judy

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Yes, very much so!

Donna
Donna

May 10, 2017

Would the healing salve be good for bruising? I saw something to use but have lost the link

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

It’s been helpful for many with psoriasis and eczema both and, so very versatile for healing and moisturizing. All you can do is give it a try!

mary adams
mary adams

May 10, 2017

Hello Rebecca,
I had found some wonderful product information on your formulas and I and wanted to reprint them
but now have lost the site. Can you specify where they are written up.
Thank-you so much for your love and care for people by sharing your formulas that really do work.
Thank-you for your help.
Mary

Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Thank you for letting me know that you’re having difficulty with the search option, we’re working on the bugs and hope to be more user friendly in the very near future!

Beverly Wallace
Beverly Wallace

May 10, 2017

Is there anything I can use other than Lavender?? I really don’t like the smell.

Tazzy
Tazzy

May 10, 2017

Do you know why I am unable to use your search function to find the All Purpose Healing Salve? I’ve tried with all combinations of the words, and nothing ever comes up. I’ve ended up having to go to the Wellness category and finding it that way when I’ve needed it. Just thought I’d ask, in case there is something wrong with your search function!

Living Trusting Believing
Living Trusting Believing

May 10, 2017

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Rebecca
Rebecca

May 10, 2017

Im so happy to hear that it’s helping with your skin issues! All you need to do to add more beeswax is warm the jar slowly in warm oven until salve is in liquid state, pour into a small glass mason jar, add additional beeswax, melt then repour your jar! It won’t reduce the salve benefits at all :)

Laura Merzi
Laura Merzi

May 10, 2017

I love this salve!!! I have a friend with severe eczema and this salve is the only thing that relieves it! I just made a double batch and for some reason it is not setting up (even after 24 hours of sitting). I also tried putting one in the fridge and then letting it come to room temp to see if that worked but it didn’t.
Can I melt more beeswax and then add it in or is it to late? I don’t want to ruin the whole batch :-(
Please advise!!

Debbie Chandler
Debbie Chandler

May 10, 2017

Hi Rebecca! I was looking for your Digest Salve recipe and can’t seem to find it. Did you have to take it off?

Christina
Christina

May 10, 2017

Thank you for posting your recipe! I have made it a few times now. The first few times, I used white beeswax, and when that ran out, I tried a different batch that is yellow beeswax. I don’t know if that makes a difference, but I noticed that now my jars are developing whitish “specks” within the salve. The salve smells the same, the specks are only within the salve and they seem to “melt” when I scoop some out with my finger. Any thoughts or advice? Thank you so very much!

Barbara
Barbara

May 10, 2017

Would this be good for impetigo?

Kelly
Kelly

May 10, 2017

Soooo SN Base {new} Foundation. That looks familiar…

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