DIY All Purpose Salve

Everyone knows bandages are magical, right?  Ask any child and they will tell you that everything is better with a bandage. Fall and bump your knee… bandage.  Get a paper cut… bandage.  Need an extra accessory for your outfit… bandage.   I experience these everyday incidents with my two girls.

When I was little it wasn’t the bandage that was magical but a little can we kept stored under our downstairs sink.  I can’t even tell you the real name of it because all my sister and I ever referred to it as was “Magic Spray”.  It made all our occasional bumps, bruises, and scrapes better.  Why?  Because it supported good skin health.

Now, that I’m all grown up and a fan of chemical free, natural products we keep a jar of homemade All Purpose Salve close by for those instances when we need to support our skin.

DIY All Purpose Salve

All Purpose Salve

This is a great all purpose salve to use on skin. Lemon and Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) are wonderful for their cleansing properties. Lavender is a soothing oil that is known for its skin benefits. It can even be used as a hand lotion in the winter.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 ounce glass lotion pot
  • 5 drops Lemon essential oil – $0.04 a drop
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil – $0.07 a drop
  • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil – $0.07 a drop
  • Almost 2 ounces of raw coconut oil

(all prices are for Young Living members)

Directions:

Scoop 2 ounces of raw coconut oil into a small glass bowl. Add your essential oils. Mix well with a metal fork or spoon. Scoop final concoction into your glass lotion pot and put lid on. Store in a cool, dark place. Apply directly to skin as needed. 

What made everything “all better” for you when you were little?  Was it bandages? Your favorite teddy?  Or maybe a special sweet treat?

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