We Tried It: 16 Ways to Use All Good Goop for Literally Everything

Last Updated: April 11, 2022

Get a balm that does it all. All Good Goop is an all-purpose healing salve that soothes dry skin, heals gnarly nail beds, and even has a place in your makeup routine. Curious about its many uses? Grove writer Mackenzie Sanford gives us the lowdown.

If you’ve read my other articles, you might be familiar with my lizard legs (lucky you!). If you’re new here, this is the deal: I’ve got ridiculously dry legs. Sandpaper, fried chicken skin, and dragonhide are all accurate descriptors for my gams, and I’m always on the lookout for new ways to moisturize them.

Enter Goop. Not only does this healing salve promise maximum hydration for skin that looks like a dried-out sponge, but it also touts a grab bag of uses with a rockstar list of all-natural ingredients. If you love all-in-one products, too, you’re gonna want to read up on All Good Goop.

What is All Good Goop?

All Good Goop is the ultimate multi-purpose healing salve. It’s made to suit all skin types, from sensitive baby skin to calloused gardener’s hands and a host of dry skin conditions. Goop is handcrafted in small batches in California from olive oil and herbs chosen for their ability to work well together.

Sounds pretty idyllic, right? It gets better. All Good Goop is a women-owned business, and their factory is totally solar-powered — plus Goop is vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and certified organic. Huzzah!

What’s Goop made from?

someone dipping their finger into an open jar of All Good Goop

Extra virgin olive oil: Olive oil is packed with vitamins and omega fatty acids that nourish the skin while locking in moisture.

Beeswax: Beeswax fights against free radicals, draws moisture into the skin, and boasts of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Calendula: Calendula is antifungal, antimicrobial, and helps prevent infection while healing injured tissues.

Comfrey: Comfrey is a great healing herb because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains allantoin, a compound that helps skin cells grow.

Plantain: Plantain, a type of weed, helps promote skin renewal and has soothing, anti-inflammatory effects.

Lavender and lavender essential oil: Lavender and its essential oil soothe dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, reduce inflammation, and help heal skin tissue.

Yarrow: Yarrow is a medicinal herb that aids in tissue regeneration, and it has anti-inflammatory properties to boot.

Non-GMO Vitamin E: Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant that prevents damage and inflammation from sun exposure as well as powerful moisturization for dry skin.


Earthy beeswax, fruity olive oil, and floral lavender greet your nose when you pop the top on All Good Goop. It’s a subtle scent — more a gentle wave than a slap in the face.


Goop has a smooth texture, similar to petroleum jelly but without the greasiness. It was quick to sink into my skin but left a slight protective sheen that let me know it was doing its job.

16 ways to use All Good Goop

There are a ton of ways to use Goop — so many, in fact, that I couldn’t try all of them on myself. Luckily, I’m not the only convert to the All Good Goop cult — Grove members love the stuff, too. Read on to see what Grove members and I have to say about 16 of Goop’s many uses.

the author's glowing face after wearing All Good Goop as a moisturizer

1. Moisturizer

Even though Goop isn’t greasy on my body, I expected it to leave a greasy sheen on my face — so imagine my surprise when I was left with naught but a dewy glow! This would be a fantastic moisturizer for cold days spent outside or when you’re trapped indoors with heating or air conditioning.

2. Primer

It wouldn’t really be an all-in-one product if it didn’t work in my makeup routine. While I don’t wear a ton of makeup, I do need to cover up the occasional blemish, and Goop is a great primer to smooth out my skin before I apply concealer.

3. Cracked hands

“Best hand moisturizer!” Says Grove member Nicole B. “Every winter my hands crack and bleed. I have been using this and it's AMAZING! I put it on before bed and in the morning my hands are 100x better! I have tried several different lotions and this one I will continue to use forever!”

4. Cuticles

Goop is made to soothe irritated skin — nail cuticles included. Rub a thin layer over bloody hangnails and flaking skin to give your nail beds some much-needed TLC.

Grove member Christine B. tried it out and has this to say: “I used it on my cuticles and they showed improvement after three days! I love the scent, too.”

5. Cuts and scrapes

Grove member Keri L. uses Goop for healing: “I had an angry looking cut on my finger which I'd been cleaning without much improvement,” she says. “I put this on as soon as it arrived and the cut looked so much better in just one day. Miracle cure or coincidence? I'm thinking it’s just that good, especially since it's helped other small cuts from getting red and ugly.”

the author wearing All Good Goop as a lip balm

6. Lip balm

I keep my jar of Goop on my bedside table so I can apply it to my lips — and legs — whenever my bits feel parched. I thought it might feel too heavy on my lips, but it’s actually got a light texture that leaves my pucker nice ‘n’ smooth.

7. Tattoos

I won’t lie — I was very tempted to go out and get a new tattoo so I could use a lil’ Goop on it but alas, I didn’t. Goop has a ton of goodies in it that make it a great healing salve for tattoos (hello, comfrey!), so if you’ve got some fresh ink, give it a go.

Grove member Melissa H. thinks it’s perfect for new tattoos, too: “After struggling with what to use on my tattoo for healing, this came. What a godsend. No oily residue on my sheets or clothes and it helped with the healing nicely. Try it, you won't be disappointed!”

8. Deodorant

If you’re switching to natural deodorant, detox with an armpit mask, then give Goop a try. A hearty amount of antibacterial beeswax, mixed with antimicrobial lavender, gives Goop its odor-fighting powers — and it’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Grove member Anne G. has this to say about Goop for underarms: “I love the smell of this product and have been using it as my only deodorant for over a year now. I initially used it on my armpits because of an abrasion and discovered that it worked as a deodorant, too. Win-win!”

9. Elbows, knees, and heels

“This has been great for the skin on my feet,” says Grove member Lauren B. “I used it with a pumice stone, and it's like a pedicure in a jar! I’d highly recommend it!”

Tara N. loves it, too: “I had some extremely dry, cracked, and painful elbows. After applying All Good Goop two to three times a day for three days, my elbows were back to normal. It has a nice natural scent to it. This will be a staple in my house from here on out.”

the author's legs moisturized with All Good Goop

10. Dry skin

So, how’d Goop do on my dehydrated legs? Fantastic, that’s how. I applied it in the evenings, and it kept my legs protected during the night — I woke up with softer, flake-free shanks.

Grove member Teri M. agrees: “Every year my shins dry out and itch. It's maddening and frankly so bad that I scratch in my sleep and occasionally break the skin. Goop has been the only thing that works. I apply some after my shower and then again just before bed. My shins look better, and the itch is gone.”

11. Eczema and psoriasis

Goop is great for irritating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. “I have a mild case of psoriasis, and All Good Goop has helped it quite a bit!” Brittany H. says. “The spots have drastically calmed down, and I can hardly feel them or see them anymore. I will continue to order this product!”

Grove Tip

Can All Good Goop be used on dogs?

Yes! All Good Goop is non-toxic and safe for dogs. Apply it to your pup’s paws when they crack from summer’s heat or winter’s chill, use it on hotspots, or gently rub it onto small abrasions.

12. Bug bites and itchy skin

“I bought this on a recommendation, and I’m glad that I did!” says Meredith S. “Our daughter got into some poison ivy, and we put this on her legs for a few days — it really helped! We’ve used it on bug bites and dry skin, and it works wonders!”

13. Diaper rash

Kimberly H. says it’s her go-to for diaper rash. “I've had a jar for about a year and a half and have used the crap out of it,” she says. “It's my go-to diaper rash ointment for the little one — I don't use anything else. It soothes. A little goes a long way, and it’s lasted a long time.”

14. Burns and sunburn

Goop’s healing powers also apply to minor burns. David C. says, “I burned my hand on a hot pan handle. After soaking it in cool water, I put Goop on it, and the next day there was no sign of a burn. No redness, no blister. There's a slight leathery patch like you'd expect, but otherwise zero damage or pain from the burn.”

15. Makeup remover

For folks with sensitive skin — or those who simply want a natural alternative to chemical-laden wipes — Goop makes for an excellent eye makeup remover. Just apply a pea-sized amount to each eye, and wipe the makeup away with a reusable cotton pad.

16. Massage oil

One word — spreadability. Goop has this magical combo of being thick enough to moisturize but light enough to use as a massage oil. It melts onto skin and spreads like a dream, making it ideal for impromptu rub-downs.

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