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5 from 3 votes

Vanilla Salve

This sumptuously scented salve is perfect for healing dry skin and sealing in moisture!
Cook Time15 mins
Keyword: salves and balms
Servings: 12 ounces
Author: Lisa Lombardo


  • Double boiler


  • 1 1/4 cup oil olive, sweet almond, coconut, jojoba, or grapeseed
  • 5 tbsps beeswax pellets
  • 2 tbsps cocoa butter optional
  • 1 tsp vitamin E oil optional
  • 15 - 20 drops vanilla essential oil


  • Add 2 or 3 " of water to bottom pan of the double boiler. The water level should be lower than the bottom of the top pan of the double boiler. Place the top pan on the bottom pan and place on a medium-low burner.
  • Add the oil and beeswax to the top pan, making sure no drops of water get in the oil. If you are using cocoa butter, add it to the oil mixture now.
  • Gently stir the mixture until the beeswax melts completely. Turn the burner off.
  • Add the vanilla essential oil and vitamin E oil (if using) to the oil mixture.
  • Remove the top pan carefully and dry the bottom of the pan to prevent water from getting into oil mixture.
  • Pour the oil mixture into tins and allow to cool.