The Amazing Lost and Found Salve Recipe 3

Finished Salve

Finished Salve

Today I will be featuring the salve recipe that I told you all about yesterday. When I was first formulating this recipe, I really wanted to make something that would help the skin retain its moisture and yet would be ultra gentle to apply on the skin. I was thinking of something that would be solid in a jar yet pliable. This salve even doubles as a fabulous body butter.

Weighing High Melt Point Shea Butter

Weighing High Melt Point Shea Butter

One of the integral ingredients for this recipe is the High Melt Point Shea Butter. High Melt Point Shea Butter is what gives this recipe the wonderful creaminess and what keeps it solid in the jar. The Shea Butter also helps keep the salve on your skin, not on everything else!

Weighing Oils

Weighing Oils

I also used Rose Hip Oil. Rose Hip Oil is perfect in recipes that need just a little TLC. Whether you choose to use this on rough heels, dry elbows or even cuticles, you know you have Rose Hip on your team. I really like Rose Hip Oil because it does wonders for the skin all without feeling overly greasy or heavy.

Adding Emu Oil

Adding Emu Oil

Next I added some Meadowfoam Oil. Meadowfoam is spectacular at moisturizing the skin. By keeping the skin soft, it increases the elasticity of our skin. Meadowfoam is an awesome oil that I adore! It even adds a beautiful yellow color to the finished salve.

Finally I used Emu Oil. Emu Oil is an incredible exotic oil. It also has a long list of rumored benefits. While I do not know if any of these claims have been substantiated by scientific testing, it still is a great oil to use.

High Melt Point Shea Butter
Rose Hip Oil
Meadowfoam Oil
Emu Oil
Microwave Safe Container


Recipe in Grams
180 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
60 grams Rose Hip Oil
30 grams Meadowfoam Oil
30 grams Emu Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6.35 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
2.12 oz Rose Hip Oil
1.06 oz Meadowfoam Oil
1.06 oz Emu Oil
Recipe in Percentages
60% High Melt Point Shea Butter
20% Rose Hip Oil
10% Meadowfoam Oil
10% Emu Oil
Melted Mixture

Melted Mixture

Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Before you weigh out your Emu Oil, I recommend shaking the bottle well. Sometimes the stearines can settle to the bottom. You want a little bit of everything from the bottle. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Stir the mixture well. Pour the salve into jars and allow to cool.

Pouring Salve into Jars

Pouring Salve into Jars

This salve takes a while to cool. It may alarm you when it seems like the salve stays liquid for a long time. This is normal for this recipe. Just allow the mixture to cool undisturbed. I find it is easiest to pour the salve into jars then walk away for a while. Out of sight, out of mind, right?

Once the salve has cooled, cap and label. Enjoy!

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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3 thoughts on “The Amazing Lost and Found Salve Recipe

  • Tracy Stobbe

    I couldn’t wait to try this salve! I got all of my ingredients together, only to discover I had half the amount of rose hip oil that I needed for the recipe. So I substituted some calendula extract (I purchased this from MMS, and I think it contains coconut oil). I wasn’t sure this was a good idea, but I REALLY wanted to have some of this salve for my dry, red and cracked hands (too much time baking during the winter months . . . always washing my hands and doing dishes!). The results are so nice, with a very pleasant texture and color, lusciously smooth without leaving a heavy, greasy residue. I even added some of my favorite lavender/patchouli essential oils for fragrance. My only question is after application, say 30 minutes or so, my hands have a slightly dry feel. Do you think this could this be from the addition of the calendula/coconut oil or the essential oils?

    I am looking forward to buying more rose hip oil and trying this again, as well as the lanolin version! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Tina


      My bet is that the waxy texture from the Lanolin is creating a film that you are noticing. The dryness is most likely a tacky feeling on the surface and not of the skin beneath.

      I love this stuff on my hands and feet!


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