Simple, Effective DIY Salve Recipe

This simple salve recipe will open your mind to a whole new realm of caring for your body.  When you find out for yourself how easy it is to create a natural diy salve, you will be transformed to wanting to take control of your own health and wellness. It is just a beginning, but that is how all journeys start.  It is time to get salveulous!

Simple, Effective Salve - Great for Beginners and Necessary for RVers!

Simple, Effective DIY Salve Recipe



  • First, we need to combine and melt the oil and beeswax using the double boiler method.  Add the oil and beeswax into a metal or glass container, set it gently into a pan containing several inches of water. Bring the temperature up to low heat and let the container stay in the makeshift double boiler until the wax is melted, stirring frequently with a wooden skewer (I use a bamboo skewer). Salveulous! Simple, Effective Homemade Salve Salveulous! Simple, Effective Homemade Salve


  • Watch closely while stirring, and as soon as it is melted, remove from heat.Salveulous! Simple, Effective Homemade Salve
  • Add essential oils and stir with wooden skewer.
  • Pour into container and allow to cool completely.

This batch will fill about three 2 ounce tins.

How to use it?

Apply to skin as needed. I typically apply twice a day, once in the morning and once at night for to an effected area.  Essential oils are serious business not to be taken lightly – you must educate yourself on using them before you try them.  Less is always better with essential oils.  I have used it on children, but would not use it on anyone under the age of 2 without more research.  I make small batches of the salve, because we are only using a small amount at a time.  While the salve will last a long time (beeswax never spoils and neither does coconut oil if you choose that oil), I usually replace my salve each year if I have not already done so – just a personal preference.

Looking for more about the essential oils?

Thieves (a registered trademark of Young Living) blend has an interesting history, as it is believed to be named after the legend of several people who used aromatics and herbs to ward off the plague several centuries ago.

Bonus tip

I also love infusing the carrier oil (sweet almond in this case) with calendula.  This is simple to do.  As you get into the world of oils, lotions and salves; you may want to begin experimenting with infusions – calendula is a great place to start.  Living in an RV, I no longer have the space for infusions, but you do not need them to make a great salve.

If you decide to use coconut oil, don’t settle for less than the best! This is the only place I buy coconut oil – it is the best out there, and they frequently run 50% off coupons and free shipping, so make sure to check them often or sign up for their email to alert you of sales.



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About Jen

I love travel, which led me to become a fulltime RVer. I love wellness, which I can talk about 'til the cows come home. I love being self-employed, which means I get to dabble in what interests me from essential oils to RV planners. But most importantly, I love my husband and our life together on the road!

3 comments on “Simple, Effective DIY Salve Recipe

  1. Really enjoy the information about the natural products you use and how to make them. Would love to know more about the sea salt sole (benefits and recipe) as well as your Berkey water filter.

    Love watching your videos, your travels, your very cozy RV, the meals you prepare and the interaction between the two of you. It’s so refreshing!

    What a blessing!

    • Hi, Sue! Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so grateful to hear how much you are enjoying our site and videos! I will add the sole and the water filter to my list for upcoming posts!:) Thank you for the feedback and encouragement.

  2. I am so glad to see that you are also a provider of essential oil’s. I follow your RV post as I hope to one day in the near future to be traveling full-time in my RV. I just ordered your calendar and I will probably be ordering the wholesale distributors kit of the essential oil’s. I really would like some more specific information on what these different types of oil’s can do for you. You see, I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue more than 20 years ago. I used to work in the medical field,but because of my illness, I have had to quit my job and go on disability. My parents have passed away, my husband died a few years ago and my children are all grown up. I purchased a 1998 Tioga Class C – 26 foot RV a couple of years ago. It’s in extremely good shape and only has about 30,000 miles on it! I want to be able to travel so bad however, the pain meds I am on require a doctors prescription to be given out only 30 days at a time. There is no way I can travel with this type of limitation on me. I read on someone’s post about six months ago that they had started using essential oils slso. They had found such a great relief that they did not have to take any more of their pain medications at all. This person also had my same diagnosis. Unfortunately, I did not save the persons email or contact information. I am hoping that you will be able to give me more specific information on exactly how these oil’s work and what they do when you use them together. I know I will be a beginner at this, but I am very excited about learning more on this topic!!!
    I was so thrilled to hear how these products have been around since biblical times. I am a Christian woman and have prayed for so long to find something that can help with my physical ailments . I just know that this is God’s way of showing me there is something better in store. Since I am just now ordering these items, you may want to give me a couple of weeks or so, so I can get them in the mail and read a little bit about them first. Or if you like, you can contact me sooner! I am so looking forward to all of this!! I can’t wait to hear back from you. Please take care and mayGod bless you and yours.

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