How to Make Homemade Healing Salve Recipe

Learn how to make homemade healing salve and you won't need to buy antibiotic ointment again for chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bruises or burns.

Learn how to make homemade healing salve and you won’t need to buy antibiotic ointment again for chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bruises or burns.

I don’t know what I would do without my little tin of homemade healing salve. It does a great job of helping me heal up all of my mishaps and garden accidents. It’s so simple to make and takes just a few minutes. 

How to Make Homemade Healing Salve Recipe

As you might imagine, here at daycare we get quite a few cuts, scrapes and scratches that need some boo boo cream. A little dab of this homemade healing salve and a good cartoon band-aid and we are good as new.

Mr. Kent doesn’t really appreciate our selection of band-aids. He would give anything to have a plain ole brown one. Plain is boring though, just get you an Elmo or PJ mask band-aid, they work just the same.

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a cutting board with essential oils for making homemade healing salve with small mason jars behind it.

I’m always amazed at how much better this salve works than Neosporin from the store. I had a fundraiser for a local animal shelter and I sold this salve as one of the products. The people that bought it just raved about it.

Grandpa’s salve

I had a grandpa of one of my daycare kids tell me that his wife had a rash that she just could not get cleared up and they got out that salve as a last effort and it was gone in a day!

I get a ton of scratches in the garden and bites sometimes. This homemade salve clears them right up. I’ve even used it on a brown recluse bite and it did the job.

Lavender salve

Do Terra essential oils are pure and keep me from having allergy troubles that can occur with essential oils. I love knowing I’m not going to react to them. Information shared on this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and has not been evaluated by the FDA. These are simply recipes that I use.

Miracle salve

½ C coconut oil

½ C olive oil

¼ C beeswax

2 T lanolin

10 drops lavender essential oil

Place beeswax and oils in a mason jar in a pan of water.

Heat over low heat, stirring until all beeswax is dissolved.

Add lanolin and stir over heat until melted.

Remove from heat and add Lavender Essential Oil

Pour into containers to cool. I use empty Altoids tins.

DIY healing balm

I don’t use anything else when I get hurt since I started making my own healing salve. It’s the best thing I’ve ever used and I know it’s safe for my body. I love knowing what’s in what I use. We make it in big batches and fill Altoids tins with it. 

The salve lasts in the tin without refrigeration or anything. Even after a year, ours was still good when we found a tin of it we had misplaced. It’s great to have on hand for any minor injury.

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Learn how to make homemade healing salve and you won't need to buy antibiotic ointment again for chapped lips, dry skin, cuts, scrapes, bruises or burns.


  1. Rory says:

    What can i use in place of coconut oil? Im highly allergic.

    • Christina says:

      You can use olive oil, but the salve will be more runny. You could try using half the amount. That would be the only other oil I know of with healing properties. But you would probably have to put it in a bottle and pour some out. It would still work great though! Thanks for asking.

  2. Amy says:

    Definitely giving this a go, looks like it has so many great uses, thanks for sharing your recipe ?

  3. Heather says:

    This looks like a great project for my daughter and I to do this summer. What a great gift it would make as well. Love incorporating essential oils into remedies.

  4. Kristin Cook says:

    I need to try this. I have arthritis, tendonitis, and bercitis in one hip from a sports injury and I have to take ibuprofen way more often than I’d like.

  5. Kayla says:

    I’ve tried them and you’re right! I suffer from very chapped lips and the healing salve works far better than anything I’ve ever tried. I love the name Sore Away, and it also works like a charm! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Love your recipes. I need to get a few additional oils to make them. I usually just use the lavender and peppermint each mixed with the coconut oil. Maybe adding the other few will make the difference.

  7. Sherrill Garrett says:

    That was supposed to read “massage”

  8. Sherrill Garrett says:

    As a ssage therapist (in training), I hope to work with athletes some day. I can’t wait to try out your Sore Away!!

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