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Petroleum-Free Jelly

All-natural ointment that works just as well as store-bought petroleum jelly.
Cook Time15 mins



  • 1 cup sweet almond, avocado, or olive oil
  • 2 tbsps beeswax grated


  • Place beeswax and oil in the top pan of your double boiler. Add an inch or two of water to the bottom pan, being careful not to get any water into the top pan. Place the top pan on the bottom pan, then place the double boiler on a medium-low burner.
  • Heat and stir the oil and wax mixture until the beeswax melts. Remove the pan from heat.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil, if desired. Stir.
  • Remove the top pan from the double boiler and carefully wipe off the moisture from the bottom of the pan with a towel.
  • Pour the mixture into a sterile jelly jar or cosmetic tin. Allow the oil to cool.


You may add essential oils for a scented ointment or for healing purposes.
Tea tree oil is reputed to have anti-fungal properties.
Oregano oil is reputed to have anti-bacterial properties.
This information is not intended as medical advice. Please seek the advice of a medical professional for any medical conditions.