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I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I’ve never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it’s a lot like cooking. Once you understand the science of the bases, the benefits of your ingredients, and how to combine them, you can let your creativity take over and make just about anything.

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Homemade Chamomile Salve
Recipe Type: Bath and Body
Author: Sarah Johnson
I started this recipe with coconut oil as the base. Coconut oil comes in a solid state, and once heated it turns to liquid. Then when it cools again it returns to its solid form, so making this salve was a lot like making tea. Yup, it was that easy!
  • 14 oz coconut oil
  • 1 pint Dried Chamomile Flowers
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel
  • 2 tablespoons Witch Hazel
  • 2 tablespoons Vitamin E Oil
  1. First, I scooped all of the oil into a small crock pot (I found a 14 ounce jar of coconut oil at my grocery store in the oil aisle that only set me back about five dollars).
  2. Then I added a jar of dried chamomile flowers that I had grown last year in the Evermine garden.
  3. I turned the pot on high and kept a close eye on it. After about 5 minutes the oil had melted and I was able to stir in the flowers.
  4. I decided to get creative at this point, and I looked through my bathroom cabinets for things that I could add to the mix: Aloe Vera gel (I wasn’t sure how the gel and the oil would react together so I kept it light), Witch Hazel (a strong antioxidant and astringent that has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for many skin related ailments), and vitamin E oil (an anti-oxidant that is great for the skin).
  5. After another good stir I put the lid on and turned it down to the low setting. Set it and forget it!
  6. After about two hours the whole house smelled like the sweet aroma of chamomile tea, so I knew it had to be done steeping. I turned the crock pot off, and took the ceramic pot out of the crock to cool (don’t forget to use pot holders and set it on a hot pad).
  7. After it was cool enough to touch, but still in liquid form (about 30- 45 min.), I poured the whole pot over a double layer of cheesecloth into a ceramic bowl. I gave the last remaining flowers in the cheesecloth a nice wring and squeeze to ensure I extracted every last drop.
  8. Then I poured the salve into some nice glass bottles. I found the bottles at Target ($3.99 for 6), and cleaned them using a lint free cloth and some rubbing alcohol.

Chamomile Salve | Evermine Occasions |
After the salve had completely cooled and returned to solid form, I cleaned the outside of the glass jars with a little alcohol, and added my personalized labels.

Chamomile Salve | Evermine Occasions |
I have been giving these away to all my girlfriends that come to visit. It literally has a thousand uses. Diaper cream was it’s original intention, but it can also be used for sunburns, eczema, scrapes and bruises, razor burn, chapped lips, cuticle cream… it’s like a cure-all!

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Next time I might add a different herb, or maybe some essential oils!

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Sarah (31 Posts)

Sarah is a print press operator here at Evermine. She helps out in the cutting department, and her favorite thing to do at work is tend the garden. She was born in St. Louis Missouri, raised in Northern California, and moved to the Northwest about 10 years ago. She has two children of her own and one step son. In her spare time Sarah likes to cook creative meals for her family and shop for bargains.


  1. That stuff looks great! I’d buy it at a market if I saw it!
    I once made calendula salve and it was good stuff.
    Is love to try some!!

    • That was supposed to say I’d love to try some, oops.
      Great job Sarah! Very professional shots as well

      The rate chart won’t let me choose 5 stars but that’s my rating.

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