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Lavender balm recipe

lavender balm recipe

This Christmas I decided to make homemade lavender balm as a small gift for my friends and family. I made dandelion balm for my husband back in the summer, and recently made eucalyptus balm as a natural alternative to menthol soothers.
Homemade balm is inexpensive to make and great for a variety of uses, including baby balm, lip balm and a great barrier balm for dry skin.
Because it uses only natural ingredients it's great for sensitive skin and even the smallest tot.
how to make lip balm
To make lavender balm you will need
12 metal balm tins or mini silicone cup cake moulds
75g beeswax (if you can use local it will have better health benefits)
60ml Olive oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
If your beeswax bar is solid, you will need to grate it before you start
Christmas gift homemade lip balm
How to make lavender balm
Pour your oil and beeswax into a metal saucepan.
Gently heat until the wax desolves.
Remove mix from the heat, and add the lavender essential oil.
I added a few drops of English chamomile and a bit of honey comb to mine, to give it an extra soothing quality.
Pour your balm mix into moulds and allow to set. Mini moulds will set quickly.
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I wrap my balm in food grade bags, and tie up with ribbon. I will give these to my friends and family as token presents this year as part of our goal to have a traditional homemade Christmas as much as possible.


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