This has been on my DIY list for a few months now and I'm SO excited I finally created the balm of my dreams! This time of the year all of us suffer from dry and random skin issues. I wanted to create a balm that was gentle enough for my kiddos and of course all-purpose to address all of the needs we have. I curated some of my favorite ingredients and oils to create a balm that was perfect for chapped lips, dry noses, cuticles, feet, scrapes, rashes and dry patches. It feels velvety soft and smells so yummy too!!
Lanolin or Shea Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Rose Essential Oil*
Frankincense Essential Oil*
Lavender Essential Oil*
Peppermint Essential Oil*
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil*
Helichrysum Essential Oil*
* I use and recommend pure, therapeutic grade essential oils for this DIY. I love and use doTERRA! You can pick these up in my Magickal Babe Brigade shop!
STEP ONE: Boil water on the stove top and in an oven safe glass container (I like to use a glass pyrex measuring cup) add in 2 tablespoons of beeswax. Double-boil the wax over the stove top. Stir slowly and allow wax to melt all the way. Make sure you don't get any water in the wax.
STEP TWO: Once the wax has melted thoroughly, add in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Stir slowly until melted. Next combine 1 tablespoon of lanolin OR shea butter. Lanolin has a little bit of a stronger scent but both are SO good for the skin. Stir until combined.
STEP THREE: Take the glass pyrex pitcher out of the double boiler and place on the counter. In a 1/4 cup add in equal parts sweet almond oil and jojoba oil, top off the 1/4 cup with Vitamin E oil. You are also welcome to use just almond oil or just jojoba oil just make sure the oils you use equal 1/4 cup.
STEP FOUR: Add in your essential oils. I used:
40 Drops Rose - doTERRA has a Rose rollerball, I pop off the rollerball piece and use a pipet to add the drops to my recipes.
15 Drops Peppermint
15 Drops Frankincense
15 Drops Ylang Ylang
10 Drops Lavender
5 Drops Helichrysum
STEP FIVE: Stir all of your ingredients together and before your recipes cools, pour into your 2oz jars. This recipe will fill two 2oz jars. One to keep by your bed and one for your bag!
Beeswax - Beeswax inhibits the growth of bacteria which can help treat skin conditions. It helps protect and repair rough, dry or chapped skin since it locks in moisture. It's anti-inflammatory, antiseptic (which is great for acne) and helps with pain.
Coconut Oil - We all know there are hundreds of uses for coconut oil! The MCT in coconut oil helps with conditioning the skin. It's loaded with antioxidants too so it makes your skin extra happy!
Lanolin - Ultra-hydrating and helps nourish dry skin!
Sweet Almond Oil - Almond oil also helps reduce inflammation, moisturize skin and improve complexion. Psst, it's also really good for dark circles!
Jojoba Oil - Moisturizes, removes sticky buildup and excess oil. Keeps oil levels balanced in the skin. Prevents irritations, can help remove makeup. Doesn't clog pores, protects and cleanses skin!
Rose - Has anti-aging properties, helps stimulate collagen production. Helps with scarring. Boosts the immune system and it basically skin magic!
Frankincense - Promotes healthy cellular function, can help reduce inflammation and is liquid gold for skin health!
Peppermint - This one is great for muscles, joints and I love the slight cooling effect it adds to the balm.
Ylang Ylang - Can help improve skin's natural sebum productions by balancing pH levels. It's anti fungal, antiseptic and smells amazing.
Lavender - Lavender is one of my favorites for skin health. It's amazing for dry skin, rashes, cuts, scrapes, burns, acne. ALL the skin things!
Helichrysum - This oil is pretty incredible. It helps repair the skin and skin tissue. It's such an incredible oil to add to ANY skin related blend.
Friends, this balm is SO good!! I can't wait for you to try it out and use it in your beauty routine and for your kiddos!! Check out my Babe Brigade page for info on how to get 25% off your essential oils too! Love, Sav.