DIY: Soothing Salve


A good salve can be the base to many amazing recipes. Similar to the texture of petroleum jelly, you can customize this salve with essential oils to meet your needs. Add Breathe to help open up airways, Serenity or Lavender to help you sleep better, or Citrus Bliss for an invigorating moisturizer. The options are endless!

What You Need:

1/2 cup grapeseed oil

1/2 cup almond oil

2 tablespoons beeswax

1/2 tablespoon vitamin E oil

5 drops Lavender, Cypress, Melaleuca, Frankincense, and Eucalyptus essential oils

Note: This salve recipe has an aroma that will help open up your airways. This is a must have during winter months!



1. Melt beeswax in double boiler.



2. Once melted, add grapeseed, almond, and vitamin E oil until melted.


3. Once combined, set aside for 2-3 minutes.


4. Add essential oils and stir.


5. Pour in container and allow to set for 2 hours.


6. You’re done! To use, apply to skin or on chest to help ease breathing


Recipe alternatives

  • You can use any type of carrier oil in replace of the almond oil such as fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, or even more grapeseed oil.
  • You could use coco butter or mango butter instead of the beeswax.
  • This salve should work well on sensitive skin. Do a patch test on the skin just to make sure though. You can always omit Melaleuca if you would prefer not to use it as it can sometimes dry sensitive skin.

“This is an amazing salve recipe that does wonders for irritated skin!”

Submitted by April Sollars, Tooele, UT


All Natural Eczema Support

DoTERRA Essential Oil Support for:


Eczema is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term inflammation of the skin.

Eczema is most common in infants. Many people outgrow it by early adulthood. The condition tends to run in families.

People with eczema often have asthma or hay fever, too. There is often a family history of allergic conditions such as asthma, hay fever, or eczema.

The most common causes of eczema include malnutrition, especially to the skin (deficiency of essential substances or nutrient imbalances) and internal pollution (interfering substances such as pollutants, heavy metals, drugs, metabolic waste products, toxins produced by yeast, and toxins made in our body as a result of allergic reactions).

The following can make eczema worse:

  • Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals

  • Colds or the flu
  • Contact with rough materials
  • Dry skin
  • Exposure to environmental irritants
  • Exposure to water
  • Feeling too hot or too cold
  • Fragrances or dyes added to skin lotions or soaps
  • Stress


Those with Eczema have noticed:

Typical skin changes may include:

  • Blisters with oozing and crusting

  • Ear discharge or bleeding
  • Raw areas of the skin from scratching
  • Skin coloring changes — more or less coloring than the normal skin tone
  • Skin redness or inflammation around the blisters

  • Thickened or leather-like areas, called lichenification, which can occur after long-term irritation and scratching

Itching, which is sometimes intense, almost always occurs. Itching may start even before the rash appears.


Your skin, the protection between you and the outer world, is your body’s largest organ.  It is there to protect you from infectious agents, environmental extremes, bumps, scratches, or invasive objects.  It has a system of nerves to warn against impending dangers, a system of sweat glands for cooling, a capillary system that can bring nutritional helps to the blood stream, and a system to exude poisons from the body.  A marvelous gland and so important for our health and well-being.

The skin is made up of three layers:Skin Layers

The epidermis – This is the outer layer of the skin.  It the primary protective coating of the body and is primarily non-living cells (no blood is delivered to them) that are fed by the lower dermis layer.  The epidermis is continually being rejuvenated from the dermis with the outer layer being completely replaced every 3 to 5 weeks.

The dermis – This layer, immediately below the epidermis, has all of the working elements of the skin.  It has the outermost capillaries of the blood system, it is the location of the sweat glands, it includes lymph nodes housing immune system cells, it has nerve endings for our sense of touch, and the hair follicles.  Around the hair follicles are the sebaceous glands that produce sebum.  The proper amount of sebum, an oily secretion, lubricates and waterproofs our skin.  Too much sebum, common to adolescents, leads to acne.  Too little sebum, common to aging adults, leads to dry skin that promotes wrinkles.

*Interestingly enough this same sebum is also a very important element in the use of essential oils.  This fatty substance is nearly ideal for absorbing essential oils, which then allows them, if applied topically (directly on the skin) to quickly enter the bloodstream.  A demonstration by Dr. David Hill shows the effects of oils in the blood stream within a matter of tens of seconds.

The subcutaneous (hypodermal) layer – This is the innermost layer of the skin.  It is the insulation for the body and is composed mostly of fat cell (adipocytes).  Besides insulation these fat cells provide texture for a pleasing appearance of the skin.  As these fat cells are lost, often in aging, wrinkles appear and sagging occurs.


Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin and includes eczema (redness, itching and dryness, swelling, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding). Psoriasis is a disease that affects the skin and joints. Red scaly patches appear on the skin which are areas of inflammation due to excessive skin production. This disorder is chronic and not contagious.

Dermatitis, eczema and the skin symptoms of psoriasis are treated with similar oils. Lavender and frankincense are most helpful and can be augmented with geranium and melaleuca.

doTERRA Essential Oil Users Have Found The Following To Assist In  Eczema Support:

Drink 2-4 drops of Lemon Oil in 12oz of water 1-2 times, daily. 

-(Helps clear out toxins in the body)

Make an ointment:

·    1 teaspoon carrier such as Fractionated Coconut Oil

·     20 drops lavender oil (relieves itching)

·    20 drops geranium oil (soothes and revitalizes)

·    20 drops melaleuca oil  (if you suspect bacterial infection)

Use the ointment for direct topical application to the affected area.


For larger area use a bath adding the 6 to 12 drops of the lavender and the other oils as needed.

Additional Help:

doTERRA Life Long Vitality Pack Vitamins

Use doTERRA Skin Care Products

Click here to learn about the new Foaming Face Wash

Click here to learn about the new Hydrating Skin Cream

Finally, understand that eczema’s root cause is many times an internal infection and the skin irritation is only a manifestation of an internal candida problem.  Therefore, strongly consider using a cleanse like the GX Assist followed by PB Assist to rebuild your probiotics.  Couple this with the Life Long Vitality supplements to strengthen the immune system.  In some reported cases of prolonged eczema the GX Assist had to be repeated multiple times.

Click here to learn more about a Candida Detox




These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

doTERRA Essential Skin Care: Hydrating Cream

New doTERRA Essential Skin Care product:

Hydrating Cream

with CPTG essential oils lavender, jasmine, geranium, frankincense

The intensive moisture your skin has been waiting for, dōTERRA’s Hydrating Cream is packed with emollient-rich ingredients and effective anti-aging combatants for smooth and luxuriously hydrated skin. Its creamy formula provides an immediate burst of active moisture without leaving an oily residue.

Carefully chosen ingredients are designed to assist regeneration of mature skin, as well as helping to reduce the visible signs of aging due to both natural and environmental causes.

dōTERRA Hydrating Cream aids in strengthening the dermis and restoring balance to the skin for a more youthful and glowing appearance. Perfect for use day and/or night.


As we age, our skin’s ability to regenerate and produce essential components for a healthy and youthful complexion are greatly diminished. Mature skin becomes thin and the amount of connective tissue becomes more obsolete over time. Ducts that provide essential moisture to the skin can also become inactive, which causes the skin to become dry and appear weathered. Additionally, dry climates and other environmental factors can contribute to the aging process and the appearance of dry, dull skin.

dōTERRA’s Hydrating Cream assists your skin’s ability to overcome the effects of aging by delivering quality hydrating agents to the dermis. It helps restore the skin’s natural moisture-binding and retaining capacity for proper water levels of skin cells while providing a highly effective and longlasting hydrating effect. Over time and with daily use, this creamy formula helps replenish skins own vital properties, so it is softer, smoother and more naturally beautiful.


Primary Benefits

  • Assists natural components of the skin in their regeneration process
  • Helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Helps restore moisture content in the skin leaving skin feeling supple and smooth
  •  Penetrates the skin evenly and effectively to allow for long-lasting moisture balance for protection against the environment and other external factors


What makes this product unique?

  • Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils that support healthy skin
  • Perfectly blended natural extracts and emollient ingredients for incredible moisturization
  • Formulated with dōTERRA’s “NONE OF THE BAD” ingredient philosophy, meaning it does not contain artificial colors, diethanolamine (DEA), formaldehyde donors, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), toluene, or triethanolamine (TEA). Product not tested on animals.
Key Ingredients
  • Milk Peptide Complex™ or MPC is made up of activated natural signaling molecules that help promote regeneration of connective tissue, enhancing skin’s overall structure and appearance.
  • MPC is a derivative of milk, which has been used since ancient times to soothe skin and improve moisture binding capacity. It also helps to plump and smooth the skin.
  • Cocoa seed butter is a nutrient-rich emollient that helps rehydrate dry and mature skin. It is also a protective conditioning agent which supports the skin barrier
  •  Lavender has many benefits for the skin – calming and cellular biogenesis properties help the skin to repair and regenerate and assists in balancing pH levels
  • Jasmine and Geranium have traditionally been used for their skin benefits
  • Frankincense has cytophylactic properties which help in cellular repair and renewal
  • Phellodendron bark helps reduce irritation in the skin
  • Erythritol enhances the overall water holding capacity of the cell, which allows for the skin to retain hydration
  • Algae and Artemisia vulgaris extracts are soothing and reduce redness in skin
  • Vitamin Blend (tocopherol vitamin E, stabilized vitamin A) supports overall skin health
dōTERRA Essential Skin Care Hydrating Cream
1.7 oz / 50 ml Consultant price: $34.50
Preferred Member price: $36.80
Suggested retail price: $46.00


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