When we have a cold and one very runny, stuffed up nose there isn’t anything better than a nice smear of petroleum jelly across the sore, red, chaffed spots.
Well, except for the petroleum part.
In the winter where we live, the wind blows like it’s forgotten to do its job all year (even though it really hasn’t because the wind blows all year around). It seems like everything gets chapped and there isn’t much we can do about it, being a family that likes to use all things natural.
We don’t use petroleum on our skin because… think about it…petroleum jelly is the by-product of oil production that has been refined and way over-processed. It isn’t really something that needs to be on our skin, especially not when we are trying to heal our bodies.
The final outcome of this recipe:
Lucky for all of us, it turns out that a homemade, all natural version of homemade Vaseline is super easy to whip up!
What You Need:
- 1 ounce or 1/8 cup Beeswax
- 1/2 cup olive oil
How to Make Homemade Vaseline
- Mix the ingredients together in a saucepan and heat on a very low heat until the beeswax has melted.
- While it’s warm, pour into a jar or another container.
- Use as you would Vaseline.
This recipe made enough to fill a little half pint glass jelly jar.
Extra Ideas for your Natural Vaseline
You could add several different essential oils to this mixture for various healing properties.
I would definitely consider adding either Eucalyptus Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Peppermint Oil, or Lavender Oil depending on what you want to use it for.
For beeswax, I really like buying those beeswax pellets versus the blocks. They are so much easier to measure for projects like this instead of trying to cut a chunk off a large block.
Additionally, I haven’t found the pellets to be much more expensive than the blocks. You also want to make sure you stick with the yellow pellets versus the white, as the white have been refined and stripped of many natural properties.