DIY Everything Balm
- 2 tbsp apricot kernel oil
- 2 tbsp calendula petals
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp shea butter
- 1 tbsp beeswax beads (or 1 tsp of candelilla wax for a vegan version)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops frankincense essential oil
- Place the apricot kernel oil into a small glass mason jar and add the calendula petals. Ensue the petals are fully submerged. Put a lid on the jar, shake and leave to infuse overnight. The next day, strain well. You should be left with a pretty yellow coloured oil. Leave aside.
- Place another glass jar in a saucepan with about 6cm of water in it. To the jar, add the coconut oil, beeswax beads, cocoa and shea butter. Turn heat to medium and stir until melted.
- Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the calendula infused apricot kernel oil, lavender and frankincense essential oils.
- Carefully pour into your chosen containers. We have used this tin. Allow to cool completely before closing the lid or sealing.
How to UseThis DIY everything balm is a handy all rounder. Apply this balm to cuticles, to help shape eyebrows, as a lip balm, or smooth a little in the tips of your hair to tame frizz or add gloss. This balm is great for dry heels, elbows, knees and the backs of hands. You can also use it to tame beards and moustaches. Store in a cool dry area out of direct sunlight. This recipe makes enough to fill approximately two 130ml tins.
As with all our DIY recipes, you can experiment to suit your preferences. Many factors can change the end result, including temperature, humidity, light, ingredient quality. Some DIYs can be amended by remelting or adding ingredients, but some cannot. Please read the whole recipe before beginning and remember to have fun!
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