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Non-Petroleum Jelly Formula

Non-Petroleum Jelly Formula

This easy-to-make, all-natural formula is a fabulous stand-in for petroleum jelly, but you can use it with confidence since it doesn’t do any of the harm associated with petroleum products.

You can use it to heal scrapes and rashes, protect and add a little gloss to your lips, and even dab some on finger and toenails to impart luster and moisturizing magic. This is a great multi-use formula. Find out how to make it here:

2 ounces olive oil
1/2 ounce grated beeswax
12 drops grapefruit seed extract

1. In a double boiler over simmering water and medium heat, combine the olive oil and beeswax, and heat until the wax has melted.

2. Remove mixture from the heat and add the grapefruit seed extract.

3. Beat with a hand mixer until creamy.

Makes 1/4 cup. Store in a glass jar with a screw-top. This jelly will keep for a year.

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Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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6:57PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

8:32AM PST on Feb 6, 2013

I don't like to use products from bees. I pity them.

9:14PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Amazing I love this

3:20PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thank you.

1:32PM PST on Feb 5, 2013

Thank you :)

10:07AM PST on Feb 5, 2013

i've got to try this. since i've eliminated petroleum jelly from the house, i haven't found a good substitute.

3:15PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

11:44PM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Read the recipe Bonnie. Thanks Annie :)

10:51AM PDT on Oct 23, 2010

I'd like to try this recipe. Are the ingredients measured or in weight?

12:24PM PDT on Jul 4, 2010

Great, thanks!

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