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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Uplifting Body Balm Recipe

When I find a blend of essential oils that works, I like to stick with. So I'm on a roll with my uplifting blend of rosemary, lemon and peppermint. Today I have a recipe for a quick and easy body balm. 

This stuff feels really good on your skin. Since I'm pregnant, I'm skipping the rosemary and peppermint in my blend to be safe. But I can promise you that the scent is wonderful and cheery. 

Because cute labels always make handmade gifts even more fun to give, I designed a trio of labels (a third recipe for a skin repair balm is on the way) for this essential oil blend. The link to download labels is at the bottom of this post. 

So here we have shea butter, beeswax and a mix of extra virgin olive and avocado oil that make up the base of this balm. 

Shea butter is incredibly nourishing and an excellent moisturizer. Avocado oil provides a nice dose of vitamins A, D and E. When you add to that the olive oil and beeswax, you end up with a great balm that is just the right consistency. It doesn't feel too greasy like some formulas that use all olive oil as the carrier oil
Then you add a happy blend of rosemary, lemon and peppermint essential oil and violá! So simple.
You can find the full recipe at the bottom of this post. 

You'll need to grate the beeswax first unless you're using pellets. Then you'll add the shea butter, olive and avocado oils and beeswax together and microwave for about a minute. Be sure to take the mixture out just as soon as it is fully melted. 
Then you add the essential oils to the mixture while it's still hot and stir. 
Pour into a container and set aside to cool. 
That's it! 

This recipe fills one 2-ounce container. 
Ingredients

1 tablespoon refined shea butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon avocado oil 
1 teaspoon grated beeswax
4 drops lemon essentail oil
2 drops rosemary essential oil
2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions

Combine beeswax, shea butter, olive oil and avocado oil together and melt in microwave for about 1 minute. 
Add essential oils and stir while mixture is still hot. 
Pour into a 2 ounce container while hot and let stand until solid. 

The body balm is best when used within 6 months.

Note: the fragrance is very light. If you prefer a stronger scent then double the amount of essential oil.

Click here for the skin repair recipe and here for the bath soak recipe. 

Click here to download the printable PDF labels. 
This is a free download for personal use only. Copyright Bluet & Clover. 




 
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