When we have a cold and one very runny, stuffed up nose there isn't anything better than a nice smear of petroleum jelly across the sore, red, chaffed spots.
Well, except the petroleum part.
In the winter where we live, the wind blows like it's forgotten to do it's job all year (even though it really hasn't because the wind blows all year around). It seems like everything gets chapped and there isn't much we can do about it, being a family that likes to use all things natural. We don't use petroleum on our skin because, think about it...petroleum jelly is the by product of oil production that has been refined and processed, and isn't really something that needs to be on our skin, especially not when we are trying to heal our bodies.
Lucky for all of us, it turns out that a homemade, all natural version of homemade Vaseline is super easy to whip up! Here's all you need:
What You Need:
- 1 ounce or 1/8 cup Beeswax (Where to Buy)
- 1/2 c. olive oil
What to Do:
For beeswax, I really like buying those beeswax pellets versus the blocks. They are so much easier to measure for projects like this instead of trying to cut a chunk off a large block. Additionally, I haven't found the pellets to be much more expensive than the blocks. You also want to make sure you stick with the yellow pellets versus the white, as the white have been refined and stripped of many natural properties.
Don't stop with just making Homemade Vaseline, there are so many other products that you can make without having to go to the store! Here are some that you might want to check out:
And make sure to check out our large Make Your Own and DIY page to find even more store bought items that you can make for yourself at home, easily and naturally.
Have you ever tried making your own homemade Vaseline? Do you do it any differently than this? What are some of your favorite store bought things to make homemade?
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