Updated: Apr 7
If you are like me during this unprecedented time and washing your hands extremely well, you might notice your hands are drying out. I spent this weekend creating a new skin balm that will not only moisturize, but will uplift the spirits, provide a calming effect, and holds antibacterial properties.
This formula consists of organic beeswax, jojoba oil, and synergy of essential oils.
The main notes from this blend come from May Chang (Litsea cubeba), Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis), and Egyptian Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum). Other notes come from Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata), Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia), Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), and Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini).
The benefits of each oil are listed below:
May Chang (Litsea cubeba) - useful when dealing with skin issues
Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis) - uplifting and stimulating oil can help ease nervous tension and promote a happy mood
Egyptian Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum) - marvelous skin-balancing oil that can improve the overall skin complexion
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) - versatile oil with many uses but the main objective in this blend is to provide a sense of calm
Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) - soothes nervous tension
Lime (Citrus x aurantifolia) - clears the mind and encourages mental energy
Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) - calming and has many uses on the skin like soothing irritations
Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martini) - excellent skin-balancing oil for all skin types, uplifting
This recipe will make about 4 ounces total.
First measure out your base ingredients
1/2 oz organic beeswax
1 cup organic jojoba oil
Place the beeswax into a double boiler over a medium heat and let the beeswax melt. (I am using a glass pyrex measuring cup placed inside a stainless steel pot. Be careful not to fill the pot too full to allow boiling water enough room without boiling over.)
Stir the beeswax with a glass rod until the wax is melted.
While the beeswax is melting, you can prep the synergy in your containers. I am using 30-40 drops of essential oil for my blend.
Once the synergy is poured, you can place the lids back on and give the container a little swirl to blend the oils. By this time, the beeswax should be starting to melt. You can now add the carrier oil (1 cup). For this recipe, I am using jojoba oil. Stir the oil/beeswax mixture until all of the beeswax is melted.
Now you are ready to pour the jojoba oil/beeswax mixture into the containers with the synergy.
Stir the mixture with the synergy using a glass rod and place the lid back onto the container to let the balm cool.
Once the balm has cooled, it should have a more solid consistency and be ready to use.