DIY: Natural Homemade Vaseline Recipe

My son always takes a bottle of Vaseline/petroleum jelly with him, when he goes to his boarding school, as it is very cold there. I also have a small tub of Vaseline in my bed side table always. I was quite alarmed, when one day I read an article on petroleum jelly. The author of the article, explained that since petroleum jelly is a byproduct of oil refining, it is carcinogenic. Though the manufactures claim that the carcinogens are removed, no one knows the extent the carcinogens are removed.

He further added that though it feels like it is moisturizing our skin, all it does is seal the pores of the skin, actually drying out the skin. I really felt everything said in that article was true and it is also a highly refined product making it unsuitable for children. After reading that article, I really wanted to make a homemade Vaseline that is natural, mild and one that really moisturizes. I also wanted a recipe that is quick and easy to make with fewer ingredients.

I tried out a recipe that is made with extra virgin olive oil and beeswax and I really was satisfied. Extra virgin olive oil is a very good moisturizer and it can be safely used on irritated and sensitive skin. Beeswax is a natural wax made by honey bees. It has been proved that creams made with beeswax are far better than mineral based creams. This homemade Vaseline just has two ingredients and can be made very quickly.

To make the homemade Vaseline, melt both beeswax and extra virgin olive oil in a double boiler, once completely melted, pour into individual jars. This is how easy it is, but be precise with the measurements. This homemade Vaseline can be safely used as homemade diaper cream for young babies. Make sure to use good quality beeswax and extra virgin olive oil. The color of this homemade Vaseline depends on the color of the beeswax.

Natural Homemade Vaseline Recipe:

1. Measure out the extra virgin olive oil and grate the beeswax. Beeswax are available in pellets form or in blocks.

2.Melt the beeswax and the extra virgin olive oil in a double boiler, till the beeswax melts completely.

3. Let it cool for a bit and then pour into glass jars. In this picture it has started to set in the edges.

4. Leave it undisturbed for an hour or two and it will set completely. Here it has set fully.

5. Keep it tightly caped, away from sunlight in a cool place and use.


  • Use only extra virgin olive oil, not virgin olive oil for this homemade Vaseline.
  • Beeswax in pellets form is easier, as you don’t have to grate it.



  1. AparnaRajeshkumar
    February 25, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    thats cute one … definitely worth trying .

  2. Unknown
    June 5, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Do you get beeswax in Bangalore?

  3. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    June 7, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    I am sorry, I don't know whether you get beeswax in Bangalore………

    • Geet
      August 13, 2017 / 6:48 am

      Hi…. In chickpet area one can find beeswax. I buy from there only.

  4. Anonymous
    August 3, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Superb! Very neatly presented! Where do you get all these cute containers? Thanks for sharing this recipe. I was searching an alternative for Vaseline. Finally, got it here!Shruthi

  5. K.R.Vidhyaa
    August 23, 2014 / 4:05 pm

    Very nice recipes worth trying. Do you get beeswax in Chennai?

  6. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    August 25, 2014 / 2:12 am

    Hi Vidhya, I am sure you will be able to get in chemical shops in Chennai, but ask for cosmetic grade, preferably organic beeswax………

  7. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    Hi Very nice web site . Has a tons of information. could you please tell me where you get bee wax in Coimbatore?and also can you please add how to make natural food colors.

  8. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    November 24, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Hi, We don't get organic, cosmetic grade bees wax in Coimbatore, try to buy it online, in shops like amazon or in mountain rose herbs. As for natural food colors, I will surely try…. 🙂

  9. Anonymous
    June 20, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    Hi,very informative and beautifully presented with eye catching containers and layout

  10. Anonymous
    June 22, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Hi Ramya, is it okay to substitute olive oil with coconut oil?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 27, 2015 / 4:51 am

      Yes you can substitute olive oil with coconut oil but try using unrefined coconut oil….

  11. swatee joshi
    August 5, 2015 / 5:49 am

    hi.. where can i get beeswax in pune?.. and can i use coconut oil instead of olive oil

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 5:02 pm

      It is hard to get good quality beeswax in India. It is best to order cosmetic grade, organic beeswax online, try You can use coconut oil for the Vaseline but try using unrefined coconut oil…

  12. Unknown
    September 28, 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Hi Ramya, Your blog is just awesome and it has inspired me to prepare the basic things at home….Can you give details on usage of marigold ? Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      October 2, 2015 / 2:53 pm

      I am so glad that you have started preparing your own things and I will try to compile the uses of marigold very soon…

  13. Anonymous
    October 20, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Hi Ramya Thanx for very useful articles. In this vaseline instead of vergin olive oil can we use pure coconut oil? Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 6, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Yes, you can. Try using unrefined coconut oil….

  14. Anonymous
    March 6, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Plz complie the uses of hibiscus flowers for hair ,skin and for body

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 6, 2017 / 4:23 pm

      Sure, very soon…:)

  15. bhavya
    September 11, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    hi ramya you have showed home made vaseline using beeswax few days back my mom has bought myanam in local ayurvedic stores can i use it for preparation pls give reply

  16. December 2, 2021 / 3:36 pm

    In your vaseline what can we use instead of beeswax

  17. anoymus
    August 16, 2022 / 6:00 pm

    ramya mam what can we use instead of beeswax

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