Monday, October 29, 2012

Homemade Balms

Cold sore Lip balm

4 TBS Beeswax
4 TBS Sweet Almond Oil
5 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
2 Drops Vitamin E
5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Melt beeswax with sweet almond oil. Remove from heat , allow to cool slightly, add vitamin E and Essential oils. Pour into ready containers.

Callous Balm

Fills a 4oz container.

50 ml olive oil (not pomace)
25 ml avocado oil
12.5 ml jojoba oil
2.5 ml vitamin e oil
5 ml emu oil
1/4 oz beeswax (can use more if you want more than a gel like consistency)
4 drops lavender eo
4 drops rosemary eo

Heat oils, melt beeswax into them, let cool just a little bit before adding Eo's. eo's will be useless if you add them when it's too hot. But you won't be able to pour it if you add them after it's started to harden.

It *is* oily. No ifs ands or buts about it. But it's the oils that
moisturize. It's best used when going to bed, applied semi liberally. But applied in minute amounts, it will soak in completely after about 5 min or so.

General healing balm

A general healing balm that can be made two ways
or combine to make a cooling/healing balm Peppermint is cooling while the lavender is topically healing.

1 part lavender flowers
1 part peppermint leaves
3 ounces of sunflower oil ( also need 2 oz cocoa butter and 2 oz bees wax
and either peppermint or lavender oil)

Steep first three ingredients together for 45 minutes.
Melt 2ounces cocoa butter or coconut oil in microwave or double boiler.
Add 2 ounces of beeswax and melt together. Add strained sunflower oil and
mix thoroughly. When mixture cools, add 2 tsp. essential oil of your
choice. (I use peppermint and lavender) Pour into small soap molds or
small plastic container.

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