All Purpose Healing Salve ~ SOAP!

August 19, 2013

All Purpose Healing Salve ~ SOAP!

Some Things Are Best Left to Unexpected Inspiration

It was a scheduled All Purpose Healing Salve day. Two dozen jars were filled, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil were ingested (a daily goal) and all was going swimmingly until I ran out of soap at the kitchen sink. I ran downstairs to get my bottle of Dr. Bronner's to use as a refill and the "magic" soap took hold...we were on to something! 


The ORIGINAL All Purpose Healing Salve Recipe can be found {HERE}.

Crafted with pure plant essence, super healthy coconut oil and emollient olive oil you can look younger, dress a wound, calm a child, alleviate allergies and SO much more! 

Back to the unexpected inspiration...



What could be better for you than pure soap (Dr. Bronners), hand processed coconut oil, olive oil and Lavender, Lemon and Melaleuca EOs all whipped up into an emollient, healing soap? With whipped soap there's no cooking or melting involved of any kind. Just a bowl and a hand mixer, that's it!

The base of the salve and the soap is organic virgin coconut oil and olive oil. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer with antibacterial properties. Olive oil has lots of anti-oxidants, including Hydroxytyrosol with anti-inflammatory properties.

I'm a recent devotee of the coconut oil shown in the photo, it makes the most incredibly smooth Healing's a beautiful sight and such a pleasure to use!

The following is an excerpt from the Tropical Traditions website to help you understand what makes this oil so special...

This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories on coconut oil antioxidants reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Our coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label Standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.

Find Gold Label coconut oil {HERE}.



I should warn you this isn't a sudsy soap, it's a creamy, emollient blend of oils with a little castile soap added. All of the oils have cleansing properties of their own, your skin will come away feeling clean AND moisturized and healthier for it. I've "washed" my face with coconut oil for years, believe cleans :)

  • 2 cups Coconut Oil - high quality is important
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dr. Bronners Liquid Castile Soap or any other organic liquid soap of choice.
  • 40 drops Lavender
  • 30 drops Melaleuca
  • 20 drops Lemon

Whip the coconut oil first on low'll want it nice and smooth, there will still be small lumps though. Add the olive oil, then the soap...blend slowly on low speed. Add the EOs next and blend once more.

One of the challenges with whipped soap is what kind of container to use. If you want to keep it in the shower, it's best to find a BPA Free plastic containers. My favorite are the plastic canning jars by Ball.

I love how moisturizing this soap is, there's no need to slather lotion on after a bath or shower! But the healing properties of the soap are the real stars. Lavender soothes and heals, Lemon cleanses and disinfects while Melaleuca is antibacterial and anti-fungal! The soap is safe for kids and babies, just be careful of a slightly slick bathtub afterward.

The End!