Base Salve Recipe + Variations

Base Salve Recipe + Variations

This is by far one of the best recipes I have found.  I have used it for so much and I want to share it with you.  This recipe is adapted from Camp Wanders Naked Salve (found here)

With this base you can use it as a homemade carrier cream.  It is really amazing to just have laying around so that when you want to put a grounding blend on your feet you can pamper yourself.  Or if you need to cream some dry cracked skin you can scent it any way you want!There are a ton of variations that you can do as well - get creative - once you try it you are going to be in love and it will be a recipe you make again and againBelow, I have listed the variations I use often.

Base salve, carrier oil, base for homemade dōTERRA essential oil products

Base Salve:

This recipe will make (10-12) jars if you are using a 30ml jar and can be stored for up to 3 months.


  • 1 cup coconut oil

  • 1 cup organic grapeseed oil

  • 4 tablespoons organic beeswax pastilles

    On low heat, melt the coconut, olive oil and beeswax in a warm bath (a bowl on top of a pot of hot water), stirring every few minutes until melted. You want a slow melt - should take about 20 minutes. Pour into glass jars, cover with a paper towel and let completely cool overnight.

This recipe can be stored for up to 2-3 months. Store extra jars in the fridge.  To make a variation take out of the fridge for 6-10 hours before you mix in your oils (mix well).

Base salve, carrier oil, base for homemade dōTERRA essential oil products

Base salve, carrier oil, base for homemade dōTERRA essential oil products


Sleepy Salve

  • 10 Frankincense

  • 10 Roman Camomile

  • 10 Vetiver

  • OR just 30 drops of Cedarwood 

Helping Salve (use for bumps, bangs, bites, tickles, tingles, patches, irritations etc):

  • 10 drops Lavender

  • 10 drops Lemon

  • 10 drops Melaleuca

Soothing Skin Salve (great body butter recipe for those with dry cracked and itchy skin):

  • 10 Geranium

  • 10 Lavender

  • 10 Melaleuca

  • 8 Frankincense

Adult Bug Buster Balm (bust those seasonal threats out of the house):

  • 10 drops Frankincense

  • 10 drops Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil

  • 10 drops Protective Blend

  • 10 drops Oregano

  • 10 drops Lemon

Breathe Better Balm - Adults Edition:

  • 11 drops Eucalyptus

  • 11 drops Peppermint

  • 11 drops Respiratory Blend

  • 11 drops Rosemary 

Bumps & Bangs Balm:

  • 10 Frankincense

  • 10 Lavender

  • 10 Deep Blue Soothing Blend 

Cream Deodorant:

  • 6 drops Frankincense

  • 6 drops Lavender

  • 6 drops Lemon

  • 1 tsp baking soda (optional)

Free downloadable label for Base Salve:


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