A couple years ago, I started making homemade Vaseline as an alternative to store-bought petroleum jelly, which is a bi-product of the oil industry. It’s easy to make, works great, and only contains three simple ingredients. And did I mention it smells incredible?
2 Tablespoons (1/8 cup) beeswax pellets
4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup) olive oil
4 Tablespoons (1/4 cup) coconut oil
*Makes 1/2 pint
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan on very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat immediately once beeswax has fully melted (only takes 1-2 minutes).
Immediately pour warm liquid into jars. Allow jars to sit, undisturbed, until hardened (takes several hours). After the pot has cooled, you can rub the Vaseline residue off the inside of the pot and use it as a moisturizer on the spot. (No need to waste it.)
Use as you would Vaseline.