This Natural Petroleum Jelly is skin soothing, won’t clog pores, and most importantly petroleum-free! This easy DIY can be made in just 10 minutes.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be the person who made their own Natural Petroleum Jelly. Little House on the Prairie Laurel did not exist back then, and I bought whatever was easiest to find in the store. Living the natural life by way of giving up convenience was not on my to-do list.
That is until I got sick back in 2014 and had to re-evaluate my diet, lifestyle, and beauty/cleaning products. As I cheerlessly threw out my petroleum jelly and a dozen other chemical-laden products, I wondered if my heels and lips would dry up and fall off right then and there.
Good news: they did not, in fact, fall off.
The biggest thing that I learned through this process was that natural stuff does work. It might take some trial and error. You will find just as many crappy natural products as you do conventional products. Natural products usually have to be ordered online or made at home, but there is light at the end of the natural product tunnel: when you find a good one, it works, and it works well.
Sweet almond oil is a hypoallergenic oil that is great for sensitive skin. It helps protect skin against the sun and can help reverse any damage from that time you sunbathed sans sunhat. Sweet almond oil can also reduce the appearance of under-eye bags. It deeply moisturizes skin and reduces signs of aging.
Another amazing skincare oil in this Natural Petroleum Jelly is jojoba oil. We have used jojoba in several recipes on the blog and love its ability to unclog pores and regulate oil production. Jojoba oil can prevent both acne and signs of aging making it a great choice for every skin type.
Beeswax pellets are how we get these liquid oils to turn into spreadable Natural Petroleum Jelly. It also has some big skin benefits. Beeswax, when added to skincare, forms a protective barrier on the surface of our skin, protecting it from pollutants and irritants like high winds. This thin barrier still allows skin to breathe while sealing in moisture. Beeswax also has a high concentration of vitamin A which can exfoliate the skin and reduce acne.
A little vitamin E oil goes a long way when it comes to skincare. Vitamin E oil is jam-packed with antioxidants that can repair the skin. It is incredibly moisturizing and nourishing, making it a key ingredient in reducing the appearance of stretch marks, fading scars, and getting rid of those pesky under-eye bags.
Lavender essential oil adds nice fragrance and skin soothing benefits. It can treat both acne and eczema, and that spa-like scent is sure to boost your mood.
Tea tree essential oil is another ingredient that can help unclog pores and reduce the appearance of blackheads. It is a great remedy for dry cuticles, and has been known to reduce food odor – so lather this Natural Petroleum Jelly on those feet.
We all know that good old petroleum jelly is good for so many things.
Removing makeup? Check.
Banishing cracked heels? Lather some on.
Chapped lips? Is there any other solution?
The good news is, this Natural Petroleum Jelly works just as well if not better. So test it on your toughest waterproof eyeliner, see how it performs on chapped lips, and your cracked heels? They don’t stand a chance.
This Natural Petroleum Jelly is skin soothing, won't clog pores, and most importantly petroleum-free! This easy DIY can be made in just 10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
- 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon beeswax pellets
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops tea tree oil essential oil
Add the almond oil, jojoba oil, and beeswax into a saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Once the beeswax pellets are liquid, remove the mixture from the heat. Stir in the vitamin E oil, lavender and tea tree essential oils.
Pour the mixture into a lidded container and allow to cool until it solidifies with the lid off. Put on the lid and store at room temperature.