While petroleum jelly is famous for it’s wide range of healing qualities, those who prefer all-natural products may shy from this fossil fuel-based jelly. Fortunately, you can make a natural petroleum jelly alternative at home.

Things You'll Need

Place 1 oz. of beeswax in the top of a double boiler and heat slowly until it melts. Don’t put beeswax in the microwave or in a standard saucepan, as it is flammable when exposed to direct heat.

Remove the melted wax from heat and squeeze the oil from six 400 IU vitamin E capsules into the wax. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties which nourish and protect your skin, and it acts as a natural preservative to prolong the shelf life of your petroleum jelly.

Stir in 1/2 cup of extra virgin or cold pressed sweet almond oil. Stir the ingredients constantly as your petroleum jelly alternative cools and thickens. While still slightly warm, scoop the jelly mixture into a dark glass jar and leave unsealed to cool completely.

Keep your natural petroleum jelly alternative in a cool, dark place, or in your refrigerator. Use it as you would use commercial petroleum jelly.


  • Add 5 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil for an aromatic touch to your natural petroleum jelly alternative.