Vaseline is a staple in many households. It can act as a skin healer, a moisturizer, a protectant and even a very effective eye makeup remover! However, it is petroleum based which is not acceptable so making our own natural vaseline is necessary (and simple). With the increasing interest in vegan products and homemade vaseline being such a versatile and useful product, I thought I would convert my original recipe into a DIY Vegan Vaseline with Infused Chamomile Oil for extra healing powers!
Lately I’ve felt the need to broaden my DIY abilities when it comes to creating quality vegan products. The main animal based staple in my recipes is beeswax so I wanted to try out a few vegetable based waxes to see how they compared. I’ve done a lot of experimenting and made quite a few products I haven’t liked but finally settled on a vegan wax and figured out proportions to substitute for beeswax. I wrote THIS post on comparing different waxes if you are curious.
I upped the healing and hydrating properties of this vaseline recipe by using a chamomile infused oil to the recipe. You can learn all about how to make this infused oil HERE and how to make infused oil in detail HERE. However, you do not have to have this particular oil to make a vegan vaseline. You can use any oil you would like as long as you keep the proportions of the recipe.
DIY Vegan Vaseline with Infused Chamomile Oil
**1/4 cup chamomile infused avocado oil (go HERE for directions)
**Feel free to use any type of oil you want. You do not have to use chamomile infused avocado oil to create vaseline. I wanted to add an extra element of healing so I chose to use an infused oil. If you are going to use your vaseline for healing purposes and do not want to make an infused oil, I highly recommend unrefined coconut oil for it’s healing abilities. If you’re making your vaseline for moisturizing purposes, an organic olive oil or almond oil would be a good choice.
***If you prefer to use beeswax instead of candelilla wax, instead of 1 tsp of candelilla wax, use 1/2-1 tbsp. of beeswax.
Feel free to add essential oils to this recipe. I would add 10 drops total. Lavender, Tea Tree, Lemon and Frankincense are great additions and smell wonderful together or separately! I get all my essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. You can find out why I trust their quality HERE.
- Fill a pot half way full with water. Place a glass pyrex measuring cup in the pot and place on the stove top.
- Add the oil and wax to the glass cup.
- Turn stove top to medium heat and allow the wax to thoroughly melt. This will take much longer than beeswax does.
- Pour mixture into a 2 ounce glass jar.
- If you would like a creamy consistency, use a spoon or popsicle stick and scrape at the balm after it has cooled. This will make your vaseline soft and easy to spread on the skin. See the picture below…
This recipe makes 2 ounces. Shelf life is 3-6 mos.
This recipe turned out to be a great product for my family. Somehow, water got into my healing salve in the medicine cabinet (my daughters pull it out daily to use on their skin and probably had wet hands at one point) and it grew mold and turned brown. Luckily, I had this healing vaseline in the works so it has become our healing salve replacement! I’ve even used this vaseline (very very sparingly) in my hair since I DIY’d more blonde in my hair and it’s a bit dry-lol!