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Our Easy Peasie Homemade Healing Salve

Our Easy Peasie Homemade Healing Salve

If you hang out with us long enough, there’s a good chance we’re going to get you hooked on our healing salve. Or at the very least, have you inspired to make your own.

Our full-time traveling has us, literally all over the globe, in all conditions. And our RV living requires minimalism, with simple, non toxic, multipurpose products. WINNING!!

This is one of the very first DIYs I tackled many many moons ago, when making the transition to chemical-free living. And we’ve never looked back.

Make it, use it , share it, LOVE IT!!!

Make it, use it , share it, LOVE IT!!!

Its been a baby balm, an owie stick, the basis for lip chap, body butter, under eye cream, chest rub and even hair wax. I’ve applied it to bumps and bruises, rashes and baby bums, even bites and stings. Its the BOMB!

I kid you not, when I say I literally use this s#!t on everything. It always reminds me of the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, when the father goes around spraying windex on everything. YUP that’s me, with my Salve.

It’s the easiest recipe on the Planet, and incredibly versatile.

A tweak here and there and you have a million other uses.

So without further ado … Ya ready???

-1 cup organic coconut oil

-1 cup shea butter

-1/2 cup beeswax ( this may vary depending on the consistency you want) the more beeswax the harder the salve. closer to 3/4 cup in summer is usually best.

We simply melt these ingredients into a pot (or double boiler if you have one) mix and pour into heat-safe containers.

Thats it! Now…. the real fun begins

Adding your required essential oils or herbs, as the salve cools. I promised this post was going to be short and sweet, so I’ll leave you with a few short ideas and wrap it up. For lots of great variation and ideas, be sure to like and follow us on our facebook page.

  1. Healing Salve

I like to add Frankincense, Lavender and TeaTree essential oils.

2. Chest Rub for colds and congestion

A variety of eucalyptus and peppermint OR our RC blend.

3. Lip Balm add more beeswax for a firm stick and even fun tints

Enjoy grapefruit/mint, lemon/lavender, or honey/cinnamon

Just a few ideas. And to get your hand on the best essential oils on the planet here’s our link to Young Living.

“Inspired to keep the wheels spinning”

-The Oily Travelers

A quick visit with Dakota Thunder.

A quick visit with Dakota Thunder.