Create Your Own Ointment


Create Your Own Ointment


£7.00 / 200g
PLU 7096

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A soothing, vitamin-rich and fragrance-free ointment that’s AllergyCertified when used on its own and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Either use as it is or create your own unique blend using our wide range of essential oils, flower remedies and herbal tinctures. Its versatile formulation makes it a great for both the face and body.

  • AllergyCertified when used on its own
  • Can be used on face and body
  • Customise with essential oils, flower remedies or herbal tinctures – find recipes here
  • For all skin types, including children and those with sensitive skin, particularly beneficial for dry skin.

How to use:
Apply a small amount, as needed, to your face or body. Use on its own or blend with essential oils, tinctures and flower remedies that you are confident suit your skin’s particular needs.

You can add the following to your ointment:
Essential oils – up to 1% for face, up to 2% for body
Flower remedies – a few drops
Tinctures – up to 5%
Infusions – up to 25%. To make an infusion, steep the herb(s) of your choice in hot water, then cool. The more you add, the thinner your product will be. Once an infusion has been added, use within a week or keep refrigerated.

These are general guidelines. For more information please refer to the Safety Information in the Essential Oils leaflet and in-store.

Warning: For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use with essential oils during pregnancy.


This product is classed as AllergyCertified, making it a great choice for sensitive skin or for those with skin allergies. It may be used as it is, alternatively you can add your choice of essential oils, tinctures or pure plant oils (that you’re confident you’re not allergic to), making it the perfect base to create your own, bespoke product.

See our Little Book of Essential Oils, available in-store or here, for an easy guide explaining how to blend essential oils.


Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Alba/Beeswax*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Cetearyl Glucoside, Levulinic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Sodium Levulinate.

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By Jeremy from Borough Mkt on 28/01/2017

Fantastic cream and fantastic staff (Borough Market store)

By Jeremy, 28/01/2017
whyever is basic ointment out of stock?
By ointment fan from london on 18/05/2016

Such a basic ingredient, now out of stock? How can this be? It remains the basis for so many other Neal Yard moisturising products. Surely the new marketing idea is not to force customers to buy those added value products instead?...NYR response on 24/05/16: We really do apologise that our fantastic ointment is out of stock. We have recently extended our eco-factory here in Dorset and whilst we are moving into our new, enlarged premises some production has been held up, causing some items to be out of stock so we do apologise for the delay. Please do contact us at so that we can let you know when this will next be available.

By ointment fan, 18/05/2016
Great for sensitive skin
By Di from Surrey on 18/03/2016

I swim a lot and my skin is affected by too much chlorine. I rub this on my legs before swimming as I have very sensitive and dry skin. It works a treat!

By Di, 18/03/2016
Fabulous! Saved the skin on my face!
By Clara from London on 05/03/2016

I have very sensitive and dry sky and this ointment saved me!

By Clara, 05/03/2016
wonderful stuff
By Zoe from London on 28/01/2016

I have very dry very sensitive skin. This is the only cream I have found, after years of searching, that sooths and moisturises. I apply Calendula Macerated Oil first with this on top. Reduces redness and exam patches.

By Zoe, 28/01/2016
By anna from london on 18/10/2015

Excellent product !I make my own face cream using this and blend it with some jojoba oil. argan oil and rosehip oil and some of my favourite essential oils. It is so hydrating that I feel it's better than any other NYR facial cream!! Great value. Shame I can't buy this from your independent consultants,,why is that Neal's Yard ?

By anna, 18/10/2015
good price, good product
By from St. Albans, United Kingdom on 02/06/2015

Good value for money, this is a very large tub. The cream is quite thick and oily but it will last a long time and can be used everywhere.

By, 02/06/2015
What a brilliant range!
By Eva A from London , United Kingdom on 02/06/2015

CREATE is such a brilliant range, especially when you've got a very sensitive skin. I'm also quite particular with the smells, and although I absolutely love the vast majority of the smells in Neal's Yard ranges I'm not keen on geranium, hence can't use some of the products containing it. That's where Create range comes handy. Not too mention that being fragnance-free it gets quickly very popular among other bathroom-users in my house. The ointment has a lovely very generously nourishing texture without leaving any oily residue which is why I can use it in winter months even on my combination-type skin. Dear Neal's Yard, the only thing that I'm soo hoping for is a face wash in Create range, it would be such a fantastic addition!

By Eva A, 02/06/2015
Excellent skin-friendly for me and baby
By queenieblackcat from Worthing, United Kingdom on 02/06/2015

I originally bought this when I was pregnant as it is a basic but rich cream with no added oils and I loved it - it keeps my skin really soft and isn't at all greasy. I've now started using it on my 3 month old's arms and legs as he started to get bad ezcema and I really didn't want to use what was prescribed by the gp on such sensitive skin - after 3 weeks his skin has cleared completely. Double thumbs up for this cream!

By queenieblackcat, 02/06/2015
Fab all-rounder!
By Ditta70 from Cobham, United Kingdom on 02/06/2015

I have been using this product for a year or so now, and it has become indispensable in my bathroom and my suitcase. I travel a lot, and like to travel light, so this product is really essential for me. I mix it with NY's aloe vera juice, pure rose water, my favourite essential oils, and a few drops of a Bach flower essence. Thus a 200ml tub easily becomes 300ml or even more, and last for a long, long time. One needs to use just a little, and I further dilute it with some clear water in my palm, so it goes even a longer way. And the uses? Actually, I could travel with only this cream in my cosmetic bag. You can use it for your face, lips, body, hands, even my super-dry feet love it! Recently I have discovered argan oil and mix a few drops with my version of this ointment, lovely as a body cream, and heals my cracked heels! It can serve as day and night face cream if you have dry/normal skin. I mostly use it for the night, as my skin in rather combination/oily, but in the winter I use it sometimes in the morning, too. If there was a cruel wizzard, who wanted to make all but one cosmetic products disappear, I would ask him to leave this one...:-) Just love it!

By Ditta70, 02/06/2015
winter barrier
By jimmy37 from Dungannon, United Kingdom on 02/06/2015

This ointment has a multitude of uses, at the moment I am using it as an outdoor face balm. It really protects vulnerable skin against the biting winds and heavy rain. Use it as it is underneath WILD ROSE SPF30 It really is excellent. 5 stars for this basic but beneficial cream

By jimmy37, 02/06/2015

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