Our skin is the largest organ of our body and because its job is to provide protection, sometimes it can use a little TLC. This homemade skin nourishing ointment will sooth and protect your skin from wind, water, sun, and other irritants that can leave skin feeling sore, itchy, or dry. Additionally, apply it to skin sores to promote healing.

Skin Nourishing Ointment

In this recipe coconut oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E oil provide moisture and nourish the skin. Beeswax forms a moisture resistant barrier, offering further protection. Manuka and frankincense essential oils support the skin and promote healing.

Ingredients

2 oz. organic coconut oil (not fractionated)

1 oz. beeswax pellets

1.5 oz. organic jojoba oil

1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

15 drops manuka essential oil

15 drops frankincense essential oil

Instructions

  1. Place beeswax and coconut oil in a double boiler over low heat. Stir frequently just until melted.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, and carefully add jojoba, vitamin E, and essential oils, while stirring gently.
  3. Pour the mixture into small jars with lids. (This recipe should make enough for about three 2 oz. jars.)
  4. Allow the mixture to cool and solidify.

Apply this soothing ointment liberally to dry, sore, sensitive skin.


Love DIYs and want to learn more? Check out this post about Creating Perfect DIYs with Essential Oils. And here’s another great-skin loving recipe for Calming Bath Salts.

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