Homemade All Purpose Salve Recipe

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If you’re looking for a simple, homemade all purpose salve recipe then you’ll definitely want to give this one a try. It’s formulated specifically so it doesn’t feel greasy and is great for locking in moisture on hands, feet and even lips.

DIY Handmade All Purpose Salve Recipe - Great for Dry, Cracked Winter Hands and Feet - Add Essential Oils to Customize for a Specific Purpose

You can also use this easily customizable all purpose salve on itchy eczema anywhere you need it! This homemade all purpose salve recipe is unscented for those with super sensitive skin, but feel free to add 1%-2% (by weight) of your favorite essential oils if you’re looking for something to suit a more specific need. Then never worry about cracked, dry winter skin again!

Homemade All Purpose Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


1 oz. cocoa butter
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. beeswax
.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil


I used white cosmetic beeswax and refined and deodorized cocoa and shea butters to get a white salve. However, you can use these ingredients in their natural, organic state which will give your salve a yellowish tint.

Using a digital kitchen scale weigh out the beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter. Melt in a double boiler, then weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and combine with the melted ingredients. Mix well, then pour into your desired container(s) of choice.

This handmade salve is mostly solid at room temperature – it also makes a great solid lotion bar – but quickly and easily melts right into skin. You’ll love it for cracked, dry winter hands!

For more great natural skin care recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest!

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Rebecca D. Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can learn more about Rebecca by checking out her bio. Or discover more great skin care & beauty recipes by subscribing to Soap Deli News blog via email.


  1. Just in time! Thanks!

  2. Is this scoopable in the cooler weather?