Monday, 16 March 2015

How to make a simple salve for dry skin

Dry Skin Salve

Excellent for dry hands, knuckles, knees and elbows.

You will need:

  • 60mls light olive oil (you can use an infused oil if you prefer - learn how to make it here)
  • 15g beeswax
  • 15g cocoa butter
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
Place the oil, beeswax and cocoa butter in the top of a double boiler (or similar). Warm over a low heat until melted. Remove from the heat and add the essential oil. Pour into a small, clean jar and leave to cool.

Makes approx. 1/2 cup of salve


  1. This sounds like it would be wonderful for the skin, and so easy, too. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. This sounds great and I can do with some now. My skin is winter skin and is dry so will need to moisturise more in time for summer. Thanks for sharing with us at linking up at #AnythingGoes.

  3. This does sounds wonderful, and my son needs something like this for the skin around his mouth. Thanks for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop!

  4. I've never made my own salve before because I always thought it was way too complicated with lots of crazy ingredient. Your recipe looks super easy though! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! :)

    1. Give it a try! This is a great recipe to get started with.