DIY Salve

So, here’s a simple recipe for a salve with ingredients that are natural and have healing properties.  For instance, shea butter treats blemishes & wrinkles, cocoa butter heals soothes rashes & infections, safflower oil helps unclog pores, fights acne and prevents wrinkles.  Both Lemongrass and Tea Tree Essential Oils have antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal and many other helpful properties. I’ve used this formulation successfully as a facial moisturizer and it really helped clear up my face.

Fill a saucepan halfway with water, and place a container inside, such as a pyrex measuring cup, or other container that is safe for high temperatures.  Let the water boil then bring it to a simmer.img_0935.jpg

Place 2 tablespoons of Ivory Raw Unrefined Shea Butter and 2 tablespoons of Raw Cocoa Butter into the inner container and watch it melt.

Once the butters have melted, add essential oils and mix them in.  For this particular one I went with 10 drops of each:

Organic Pure Safflower Oil

Lemongrass Oil

Natural Tea Tree Oil

Once it has cooled slightly, transfer mixture to the final container , an amber jar is recommended.   Feel free to put it in the fridge at this point to speed up the final cooling process.

Once it’s cooled and solid-ish, you’re good to go!  Apply to face/neck/anywhere.  It smells great too 🙂

Tip: if you want to skip a step and only use one container, I’ve used small pyrex containers in the water bath and just mixed in the oils there, took them out, tossed the lid on, and done.


NOTE: The links to the products in this post and others are the ones I personally ordered and used, and are my favorite.  You are of course, welcome to purchase them from any other source 🙂 these links may earn me a few cents if you do make the purchase using them.


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