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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.

Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 hr 30 mins


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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; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0.2g; dietary fiber 0.1g; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; sugars 0g; monosaccharides 0g; disaccharides 0g; other carbs 0g; fat 6.9g; saturated fat 5g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.2g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 0.6g; ash 0g; vitamin a iu 23.8IU; vitamin a re 2.4RE; vitamin a carotenoid 2.4RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 6.9mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; 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; pantothenic acid 0mg; calcium 4.5mg; copper 0mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 1.2mg; manganese 0.1mg; phosphorus 0.5mg; potassium 4.9mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 0.1mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 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 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 1.3g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0.2g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0.2g; alanine 0g; arginine 0g; cystine 0g; glycine 0g; histidine 0g; isoleucine 0g; leucine 0g; lysine 0g; methionine 0g; phenylalanine 0g; proline 0g; serine 0g; threonine 0g; tryptophan 0g; tyrosine 0g; valine 0g; alcohol 0g; caffeine 0mg; pyramid fat 0; exchange fat 0; energy 60kcal; aspartic acid 0g; glutamic acid 0g; phytosterols 10mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg.