DIY Miracle Salve Recipe With Essential Oils for Soothing Skin and Muscle Tension

I'm going to teach you how to make my most requested recipe of all time, it's called miracle salve. 
This is normally something I make at Christmas time to give out as gifts, but my daughter wanted to give this to her teachers as an end of the school year present. Since this is one of my most requested recipes, I thought I would show you guys how I make it. 
Check out the YouTube Video of me making this salve below. 
The salve itself is just a base that you can add any essential oils you want to it. The recipe included in this article is for soothing irritated skin and sore muscles. At the end I will give you some ideas of other oils you can add to this salve to help with other problems. 
This salve is perfect for anyone in your life who has skin! This salve includes a blend of skin and tension soothing essential oils in a base of coconut and olive oils. I use this salve for all things skin related, head tension relief, hangnail soother, bug bites, lip balm, dry foot soother, and even to smooth my hair!  I don’t have a beard but if I did, I would be using the salve on my beard, too!

Miracle Salve Recipe



  • Slowly melt coconut oil, olive oil, & beeswax in a double boiler stirring frequently.
  • Add Vitamin E (if using) and 5 drops of EACH essential oil to EACH 2oz container.
  • Pour melted beeswax mixture into containers and let set for 24 hours to harden.
  • Apply directly to skin as needed.
This recipe will make 8, 2 oz containers or 4, 4oz containers. 4oz mason jars work great if you want a larger option. 
This salve has a smooth texture and absorbs quickly into the skin. The addition of beeswax helps the salve remain solid until it meets the heat of your skin and melts in. The aroma is lovely and is neither to feminine nor masculine.
I am including a download below for the recipe cards and circle label template for these Avery labels that fit perfectly on these 2oz tins



The salve will harden within an hour, but I really recommend letting it set for a full 24 hours before using it. Once it is set though it looks very professional and makes a nice gift to give to someone. 

I have recently discovered using a melt jar instead of my pots when heating up the wax. I put water in my Instapot and turn it on the sauté setting, then I add a mason jar with the wax in it to the water, and let the boiling water heat the wax inside the mason jar. Melting the wax this way has really saved me the hassle of trying to wash out pots with melted beeswax inside them. Save that mason jar and use it every time you want to melt beeswax; make the jar your designated “melt jar.” 
You can use liquid Vitamin E Oil, or you can use the capsules. Vitamin E acts as a natural preservative so you don’t want to skip this ingredient.  
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil
  • Soothes skin irritations 
  • Reduces anxious feelings 
  • Promotes restful sleep 
  • Helps to ease feelings of tension 
  • Natural remedy for discomfort 


Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Soothes tension 
  • Helps alleviate discomfort 
  • Reduce joint inflammation
  • Repels certain bugs 
  • Helps increase circulation  

Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil  
  • Repels bugs 
  • Promotes healthy respiratory function 
  • Alleviates upset stomach 
  • Helps increase circulation 
  • Helps ease joint discomfort 

Benefits of Copaiba Essential Oil 
  • Promotes wound healing 
  • Antimicrobial 
  • Calms and supports the nervous system 
  • Soothes skin and reduces blemishes 
  • Soothes sore muscles 

Once you master the simple base for this recipe you can switch up the oils to meet your specific needs and preferences. 
Chest Rub 
To make a chest rub using the salve as a base add about 20 drops of Breathe oil per 2oz container. 

Dry and Irritated Skin 
You are going to want to do about 20 drops of essential oils for this one as well. I would do equal parts Geranium, Frankincense, Cedarwood, and Lavender. 
Deep Muscle Relief 
Add roughly 10 drops of Deep Blue essential oils and 10 drops of Copaiba  
The original inspiration for this recipe came from Back Door Survival

Have fun making this salve and send me photos on social media, I love when people send me pictures of the products they make with my recipes. If you have any questions feel free to reach out. If you need help purchasing oils or want to get started with an enrollment kit, shoot me an email and we will get you signed up. 

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