All Purpose Salve DIY - Everyday Essentials

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All Purpose Salve DIY

Plant Therapy All Purpose Salve DIY

A great all purpose salve that you can add your choice of essential oil to in order to best meet your needs. This is not a complicated recipe and it is easily customizable, making it perfect for those applications when a simple carrier isn’t right for you. We use this basic all purpose salve recipe at my house for all manner of issues from diaper rash to first aid. I use a mix of coconut oil.


What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Measure your oil and beeswax into a half pint jar. Place the metal band from the jar in the bottom of a pan of water. Then place your half pint jar on it. I have had jars crack sitting on the bottom of the pot, so I now use this method to reduce the risk of cracking.
  2. Melt the oils with the beeswax, stirring occasionally.
  3. Once the oils and wax are melted, carefully remove to a space on the counter. I lay out a dish towel to protect the counter. Stir in your essential oils, using up to 9 drops total per ounce of salve.
  4. Allow the salve to cool, with the lid on so the oils don’t evaporate out. Leaving the salve set until fully cooled will ensure a smooth final finish on top!

Recipe ideas:

Here’s a tip: I make a large batch of this and leave it without essential oils, then when I need some for a specific purpose I will remelt and pour off into small, 1 ounce, tins. This allows me to customize without having large quantities hanging around!

I hope you find this salve as useful as I do! As always, if you have specific questions or concerns please get in touch with us. You can email our Certified Aromatherapists at [email protected] anytime. We’re happy to help!


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