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DIY Lanolin Healing Salve

Soothe and protect your skin with this DIY lanolin healing salve recipe. With its moisture locking abilities your skin will feel healthier than ever!
Total Time2 hrs
Servings: 4 ounces


  • double boiler
  • aluminum tins or mason jar
  • measuring spoons


  • 2 tbsp 100% pure lanolin
  • 2 tbsp beeswax
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa or shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil
  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • 20 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 15 drops frankinsence essential oil


  • First begin by measuring out the lanolin, beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil into a glass bowl (I use a glass measuring cup).
  • Make your own double boiler with a pot of boiling water and place the glass bowl and mixture inside. Watch the video for a visual demonstration!
  • Melt on medium heat and stir frequently. Once everything is 100% melted then remove from heat. Be careful not to burn yourself on hot steam!
  • Allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes and then you can add the vitamin E and essential oils.
  • Give everything a good thorough stir and pour into your container of choice. I love using aluminum tins or mason jars.
  • Allow the healing salve to harden up completely and then use as needed. It typically takes a couple of hours.


This recipe’s intended use is for adults only. If you are using this for a child then either leave out the essential oils or dilute much further.
My DIY lanolin healing salve has a pretty strong tea tree scent. If this bothers you then feel free to use less.
Please ALWAYS use a good quality essential oil. Do your own research and use your best judgement. I have used Young Living Essential Oils for the last few years and have seen great results.