This homemade moisturizer is an all-purpose miracle worker--as excellent for damaged and dry hands as it is for repairing chapped lips and cracked skin. Rosemary and sage oils, steeped in nourishing coconut oil and cocoa butter, help to jump-start skin repair. While the salve is completely edible, we don't recommend actually eating it.

Lily Diamond
Source:, July 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt coconut oil and cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat. When the oil is hot to the touch, add sage and rosemary. Let the mixture steep over low heat for 10 minutes, then turn the heat off and leave the pan on the stove to steep, uncovered, for another 1-2 hours, depending on desired potency of scent.

  • Strain out the leaves and discard. Pour the liquid into an 8-ounce glass jar, two 4-ounce jars, or four 2-ounce jars. Place lids on the jars and refrigerate overnight to harden. Remove from the fridge the next morning and keep in a cool, dry place.


To make ahead: Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 0.2g; dietary fiber 0.1g; soluble fiberg; insoluble fiberg; sugarsg; monosaccharidesg; disaccharidesg; other carbsg; fat 6.9g 11% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.2g; trans fatty acidg; cholesterolmg; water 0.6g; ashg; vitamin a iu 23.8IU; vitamin a re 2.4RE; vitamin a carotenoid 2.4RE; vitamin a retinolRE; vitamin a carotene 6.9mcg; vitamin b1 thiaminmg; vitamin b2 riboflavinmg; vitamin b3 niacinmg; niacin equivalentsmg; vitamin b6mg; vitamin b12mcg; vitamin c 0.1mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin e iu 0.1IU; vitamin e mg 0.1mg; folate 0.5mcg; vitamin k 0.9mcg 1% DV; pantothenic acidmg; calcium 4.5mg; coppermg; ironmg; magnesium 1.2mg; manganese 0.1mg 3% DV; phosphorus 0.5mg; potassium 4.9mg; seleniummcg; sodium 0.1mg; zincmg; 40 butyricg; 60 capriocg; 80 caprylic 0.3g; 100 capric 0.2g; 120 lauric 1.5g; 140 myristic 0.6g; 160 palmitic 1.2g; 180 stearic 1.2g; 161 palmitolg; 181 oleic 1.3g; 201 eicoseng; 221 erucicg; 182 linoleic 0.2g; 183 linolenicg; 184 stearidong; 204 arachidong; 205 epag; 225 dpag; 226 dhag; omega 3 fatty acidg; omega 6 fatty acid 0.2g; alanineg; arginineg; cystineg; glycineg; histidineg; isoleucineg; leucineg; lysineg; methionineg; phenylalanineg; prolineg; serineg; threonineg; tryptophang; tyrosineg; valineg; alcoholg; caffeinemg; pyramid fat; exchange fat; energy 60kcal; aspartic acidg; glutamic acidg; phytosterols 10mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; vitamin d iuIU; vitamin d mcgmcg.