DIY Beeswax Healing Salve

DIY Beeswax Healing Salve

A quality healing salve can be great to have on hand. Use as a natural replacement for your everyday lotion, massage oil, as a cuticle cream, and for hands, feet and elbows that are cracked and dry. Great to throw into your purse or diaper bag. Works well as a beard balm or pomade too! This simple recipe is fun to make and doubles as a thoughtful gift as well. For more ways to use beeswax in your everyday check out our 55 Ways to use Beeswax blog post.

Yields approximately 16 oz of salve


  • 2 oz Stakich Cosmetic Beeswax
  • 1/2 c coconut oil
  • 1 c olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Vitamin E oil
  • 25 drops essential oil (for scent & therapeutic effect, see below)
  • Containers to store salve 
  • Pyrex measuring cup 
  • Metal Spoon
  • Pot or saucepan to make double boiler


Combine beeswax, coconut oil and olive oil in the Pyrex measuring cup. Place the Pyrex in the saucepan filled with water (double boiler) to slowly heat the wax over medium heat. When the beeswax has melted completely, remove from heat and stir vigorously.

Add Vitamin E oil and mix well (the vitamin E works as a moisturizer and extends the shelf life of your salve). Add 25 drops of essential oil of your choice. Choose a scent that you enjoy or for its therapeutic effect, such as:

  • Lavender to relax and improve mood
  • Eucalyptus to invigorate and purify
  • Peppermint supports digestion and improves focus
  • Sandalwood to boost energy
  • Frankincense to boost immunity
  • Tea tree oil to invigorate and is anti-fungal
  • Orange, lemon or citrus scents for cleansing effects

While the salve is still warm, pour into storage containers and allow to cool overnight. The salve will go on thick, but absorbs into the skin nicely. With all natural ingredients, you can feel good about it using all over the body. Share with loved ones and enjoy!

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