This recipe is something I wanted to perfect for a long time. It started out as a hand balm but I've used it pretty much all over by body now, from a lip scrub, to a lip balm, chest balm, cracked heels, cracked cuticles you name it I've probably tried it.
The change in seasons has bought some drying winds up here in the Pilbara, so we've all been suffering from dry skin, cracked lips and head colds, which gave me the perfect opportunity to put it to the test.
It's so simple its crazy!
1/4 cup Organic Unrefined Shea Butter
1/8 cup Sweet Almond Oil
1Tbsp Organic Beeswax Pellets
1 tsp Pure Vitamin E Oil
20 drops essential oils (add what ever flavours you would like but be careful if you are applying the balm topically to not use oils that increase your photo sensitivity).
Add shea butter, almond oil, and beeswax to bowl, mix for 3 minutes 70 degrees speed 2.
Add Vitamin E Oil and essential oils and mix for 10 seconds on speed 2.
Remove from thermomix and pour into tin or jar ( I like to repurpose my emptied No Pong deodorant tins). You need to work quickly as the beeswax means it will set quickly.
Wipe out your thermomix bowl thoroughly with paper towel to make sure all the beeswax is removed before washing in hot soapy water.
Melt shea butter, almond oil and beeswax in a double boiler (I use a glass bowl in a pan) until melted.
Stir in essential oils and Vitamin E Oil. Keep stirring as it will set quickly. Pour into tin/jar
Wipe bowl out well rto emove all the beeswax before washing in the sink
As vitamin E is an antioxidant it will extend the shelf life of your balm. This recipe only makes a small portion and when prepared in clean sterile dishes it should last a few months (you will use it all before then anyway!).
We like to vary the essential oils depending on what takes our fancy.
To use as a chest balm pop oils such as Breathe (a doterra specific blend), or Eucalyptus and Peppermint Oil in it and apply to the chest.
To use as a lip scrub simply mix 1 teaspoon of sugar with one teaspoon of balm. Scrub your lips and leave on for 2 minutes. Wash off and apply the balm by itself afterwards. I applied it over night and woke up and my lips still felt amazing!
Apply to cracked heals and try to keep your feet up for as long as possible. It would work best applied to your feet night at and popping some socks on overnight.
Give our recipe a try and let us know how you go!