2 Homemade Balms To Soothe Your Skin

Homemade Balms

Balm, the most inexpensive and creative product, can be made at home by infusing various nourishing and luxurious ingredients. Generally used for lips or to sooth any part of the body which requires immediate healing, they also act as a defensive barrier to the skin jagged by hard work, climate or gardening.

Homemade Balms

Making Balm At Home

It needs a little practice to make balm at home but once you get hang of it, you would want to create more and more. The base of any balm is plain vegetable oil such as olive oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil. The other main component is beeswax which makes it easier to store and apply. The ratio of oil and wax varies as per requirement but generally 2/3 cup or 10 tablespoons oil to 3 tablespoons beeswax for body balm and 2/3 cup or 10 tablespoons oil to 5 tablespoons beeswax for lip balm is taken to produce a good concoction.

Method

Oil and the wax are heated together in a double boiler till the beeswax melts completely. Care should be taken not to over boil it. After the solution has cooled a little, add your creativity in form of aromatic oils, dried flowers or fragrances.

Pour the mixture into jars or bottles before it gets completely cold. This is a very basic recipe to make Balm at home but a lot of variations are possible according to individual choice or requirements.

Some Simple Recipes Of For A Body Balm And A Lip Balm

Calendula –Lemon Balm

It has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties which are used to treat infections and relieve pain.

Calendula

Its Main Ingredients Are

Half cup beeswax, 2cups olive oil, 3 tablespoon virgin coconut oil, 2 tablespoon Shea butter, ¾ cup dried leaves of lemon and calendula, 2-3 drops of tea tree oil and lavender oil each.

Ingredients

How To Proceed

Heat both the oils (coconut and olive) together with dried herbs for 3 hours on low mark. Strain the mixture and keep aside. Now by using the double boiler method, melt the wax and butter together and add it to the oil container immediately. Mix well and stir in tea tree oil and lavender oil gently. Pour the still warm mixture into glass jars or aluminum containers.

How to Proceed

Rose Lip Balm

It moisturizes and gives a brown tint to lips along with the flavor and fragrance of rose in dry weather.

Rose Lip Balm

Its Main Ingredients Are

2 tablespoon of coconut or sweet almond oil, 1 tablespoon dries rose buds, 1 tablespoon cocoa butter, ¼ teaspoon of vitamin E oil or the content of 2 capsules of vitamin E and 2-3 drops of rose or vanilla oil.

ingredients

How To Proceed

Heat the coconut or almond oil along with dried rose petals in a small pot on low mark for thirty minutes. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve. Now heat cocoa butter by double boiler method until it is melted. Mix this to heated oil mixture and add other essential oils mentioned. Stir the mixture gently and transfer to the container.

These simple homemade recipes can be altered innovatively to protect you in rough weather and heal several skin conditions as well.

How to Proceed

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