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DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe

DIY Homemade Lanolin Salve Recipe with Calendula, Neem Oil, and Rosewood Essential Oil - Excellent for Dry or Cracked Skin, Eczema and Psoriasis

As neem oil is such a great natural carrier oil, I chose to make a natural neem salve recipe that highlights neem’s skin care properties. Neem oil has been shown to be effective in assisting those suffering dry itchy skin, redness and skin irritation as well as psoriasis, eczema, scabies and even head lice. It is also naturally anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal and works great in natural dog products to help discourage biting insects, ticks and fleas. Neem oil can also be helpful for dogs suffering from skin disorders or fungal infections.

In addition to neem oil, I also used natural rosewood essential oil in my natural lanolin and neem salve recipe. Rosewood oil has been shown to help with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dry skin as well as treat minor fungal infections and wounds. {You can out more about lanolin and check out my previous lanolin salve recipe here.}

Natural Homemade Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1 oz. beeswax
4 oz. pure lanolin
.50 oz. virgin cold press pumpkin seed oil
.50 oz. calendula infused olive oil (How to make herbal infused oils)
1/2 teaspoon neem oil
30 drops plus 1/4 teaspoon pure rosewood essential oil
15 drops cedarwood essential oil
12 drops rosemary extract
12 drops GMO free vitamin E


Digital Kitchen Scale
Four 2 oz. low profile plastic jars or tins in size of choice
Glass Pyrex Measuring Cup
Metal Utensil for Stirring
Plastic Transfer Pipettes


To create this lanolin and neem salve recipe, you’ll begin by weighing out the beeswax using a digital kitchen scale in a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt the beeswax in the microwave on high approximately 2-4 minutes. Carefully remove from the microwave using a pot holder. (The handle and container will be very hot.) Weigh out the lanolin and stir into the melted beeswax. Continue stirring until the lanolin has melted completely. Next, weigh out the calendula infused oil and the pumpkin seed oil and stir into the lanolin and beeswax. Using a different pipette and/or measuring spoon for each oil, add the neem oil, rosewood, and cedarwood essential oils, rosemary extract and vitamin E. Stir well then pour equally into four 2 oz. containers. Allow to cool, then cap tightly and store in a cool, dry location.

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    December 27, 2013 at 1:43 pm


    Thanks so much for this recipe. I hope to use it for my son’s eczema. Do you happen to know of an alternative to the lanolin used in your recipe?


    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      There isn’t a natural alternative to lanolin that I know of other than petroleum jelly. Lanolin is what locks the moisture in and still allows skin to breathe.

  • Stephanie

    October 15, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    just an FYI..neem is excellent for treating eczema..it doesnt smell that great but can help cure eczema all by itself.

  • Amanda

    December 4, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Is there an acceptable substitute for the rosewood oil in this recipe or does it serve a unique purpose? I look forward to trying it.

    1. Amanda

      December 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      I meant to ask if there is an acceptable substitute for the pumpkin seed oil, not the rosewood oil. My apologies.

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