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$5 DIY Lavender Salve


Lately I’ve been suffering from very dry skin.  I purchased a body butter, but still needed something more moisturizing.  I decided to make my own salve!  I’m an undercover DIY’er and I love creating my own products. This DIY Lavender Salve will be the first ever DIY on this blog and I’m excited! I plan on doing more so stayed tuned!

My goal for this recipe was to keep it budget friendly.  I really don’t think living a healthy more holistic lifestyle has to be expensive.  I found the coconut oil at Aldi and the rest of the ingredients at Whole Foods Market (Lavender, Beeswax and , Shea butter).  I also found the cute little tin at Dollar Tree.

$5 DIY


This recipe fills one tin

1 Cup of Unrefined Coconut Oil ($1.24 per cup)

1/8 Cup of Shea Butter ($1.56 for 1oz)

1 Tablespoon of Beeswax ($1.04 for 2oz)

1 Tablespoon of Dried Lavender Flowers  ( $1.77 for tablespoon)

Total = $5.61


Cheese cloth

1 Tin


1-2 Drops of Lavender Essential Oil

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  • Start to boil a pot of water.  Once your pot of water has heated then place a bowl on top (to create a make shift double boiler).
  • Place your coconut oil inside of the bowl and let it melt.  Then place your lavender inside of the oil and let it sit for 20 minutes.
  • Once the lavender has been in there for 20 minutes, place your cheese cloth over a bowl and strain the lavender out of your coconut oil.
  • After straining your coconut oil place it back into the double boiler and add your Shea butter and Beeswax (optional: and lavender essential oil).  Give the Beeswax time to melt (because it will take a little time).
  • That’s it!  Place your salve into your tin and let it set.

Notes:  If you don’t add the lavender essential oil, this salve won’t have a strong lavender scent.  If you want a more potent lavender salve.  Infuse your oil and dried lavender for 2-4 weeks before starting this process.  

$5 DIY Lavender Salve


$5 DIY Lavender Salve




$5 Lavender Salve

15 thoughts on “$5 DIY Lavender Salve

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe!! I have been wanting to make my own salve! My hands are always dry and cracked, I can’t wait to try this!!

  2. I loved this and hope to see many more incredible DIYs from you. I love that you included the cost. We made red clover salve awhile back and we are addicted to it. I want to make salve and give them as gifts. I will be trying your recipe soon cause we will be attending a lavender festival soon. 🙂

  3. This looks so easy to put together!! WE don’t have a Whole Foods near us but I can order the beeswax and the shea butter through a wholesale dealer. I am going to have to try this, Michigan winters are soooo hard on my skin!

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