DIY Rescue Skin Salve Recipe

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Got dry skin? Nourish it with this DIY Rescue Skin Salve.

Why do I call it my rescue salve? Because it helps to moisturize and nourish skin – face, body, even lips – that needs a little help. Ever feel like you need something extra to rescue your skin? That’s this salve recipe. It’s made with coconut oil to naturally moisturize and Lavender essential oil to soothe skin.

This DIY Rescue Skin Salve Recipe works really well, but it can also be messy on the go. Coconut oil will melt easily if the weather is warm. I suggest storing this in the bathroom to use at home – morning and night.

This is also great for kids. I like to keep it on hand when I’m traveling or when I’m doing winter sports and need extra moisturizing.

About the Ingredients

1. Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, but it also has antimicrobial and antiviral properties.

2. Beeswax helps to protect the skin against irritants. In fact, it’s better than petroleum jelly as a barrier cream for the skin. In addition, the properties in beeswax provide antibacterial and antiviral benefits.

3. Lavender and Geranium essential oils help to soothe skin and smells great.

DIY Rescue Skin Salve Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 6 minutes

Yield: Makes about 3 oz of Homemade Skin Salve.

DIY Rescue Skin Salve Recipe



  1. Use a double boiler on low heat to melt all ingredients (except essential oils).
  2. Remove from heat once melted and add essential oils.
  3. Fill lip balm tins and let cool for a couple of hours to firm up.


Note: You could make this without the beeswax. I included it because I like a cream or balm-like consistency. I live in Southern California and my coconut oil is usually a liquid due to the warm weather. I wanted a Homemade Natural Healing Salve Ointment Recipe that could fit in my purse to use for emergencies. The beeswax helps this salve maintain that consistency.

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Photo credit: / belchonock

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Hi, I’m Tracey. Welcome to Don’t Mess with Mama. Join me to stand up against junk food, processed food, and anything artificial. I’ll show you how to cook wholesome, gluten free (and grain free) meals with real food ingredients to nourish your family. Plus, learn how to get the toxins and chemicals out of your home for good with my favorite DIY and homemade recipes for beauty, personal care and cleaning products.