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Kissing Salve Recipe

The gals at ie&Y love this simple kissing salve recipe because it moisturizes their lips without irritating their puckers; many ingredients that work splendidly on the rest of your body can be too harsh for your luscious pout. The salve is food grade, so when you lick it off your lips, you won’t be ingesting chemicals. ie&Y keeps it simple with only four ingredients that are highly stable and won‘t become rancid at room temperature. Many essential oils work well in this salve, (feel free to experiment!) but ie&Y choose lavender for its yummy smell and because it’s easy to source sustainably, it soothes irritated skin, and it eases tension.


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Fatworks Grass-Fed Tallow
  • 1 teaspoon high-quality, fair-trade cocoa butter
  • 1 teaspoon organic jojoba oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 ounce
Fat: Pure Tallow
Tags: Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly



Slowly melt tallow and cocoa butter in a double boiler on a low heat. Do not boil as it will denature the fats.


Once the fats are liquid, take the double boiler off the stove, add jojoba oil, and stir to combine it all.


After the mixture has cooled a bit, add lavender essential oil and stir occasionally until the mixture begins to stiffen slightly.


Pour the still-liquid concoction into a 1-ounce container.


Place tin in the fridge to fully set.