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Homemade Body Balm

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It is always good to have a balm on hand in your home to soothe your skin. This balm uses essential oils that are known to support the skin. Lavender, melaleuca, and frankincense all have antiseptic properties. Lavender is also known for its antimicrobial properties and its analgesic (pain-relieving) abilities. Additionally, melaleuca is antibacterial.

This balm goes a long way. It doesn’t take a lot to soothe your skin. The recipe makes 6 oz. of balm. Put it in our 2 oz. glass salve containers. Keep one at home, one in a tote for on-the-go, and give the third to a friend.  As an alternative, you could host a make-and-take class and send your attendees home with their own 1/4 oz. salve jar of balm.

This body balm will become something that you love and use on a regular basis. Try this recipe today, and start feeling the benefits.


Homemade Body Balm

  • Difficulty: Easy
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  1. Melt the beeswax and coconut oil together in a double boiler.
  2. Once the beeswax and coconut oil have melted together, carefully remove from heat. Slowly add the melaleuca, frankincense, and lavender essential oils.
  3. Slowly add the witch hazel to the mixture, using a hand blender to mix it in. Blend on high for a few seconds until the cream is well incorporated.
  4. Spoon the cooled cream into sealable glass containers, and it’s ready to use. It should go on smooth, and you can expect a more waxy and balm-like texture. To avoid contaminating the cream, try not to touch it directly with your hands; use a cotton swab or clean tissue to apply it to skin. This keeps any stray bacteria that might be on your hands out of your helpful cream.

(Information on this page is from the Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie and Alan Higley, 2014 Edition. See “Frankincense” (p. 76),  “Lavender” (pp. 88–89),  and “Melaleuca (Tea Tree)” (p. 96) in the Single Oils section.)

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