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Method for Making Balms - Basic Balm Recipe - Cleansing Balm - Arnica Balm - Calendula Balm - Basic Organic Lip Balm - Buttery Lip Balm - Cocoa Butter Base Balm - ABC Body Butter"Skin Silk" Ultra-Smooth Balm - Hand BalmBeauty Balm For Dry Skin PatchesRice Bran Barrier Balm

Natural restorative balms are easy products to make at home and have many uses for problem skin types. They are often used on dry, cracked skin.

A simple base natural balm can be made using vegetable oils and beeswax.

The beeswax protects the skin whilst giving the balm its consistency. The more beeswax you add, the harder the ointment will be whilst the more vegetable oil you add, the softer it will be.


The vegetable oils nourish the skin whilst at the same time softening and protecting it. There are many vegetable oils to choose from, everything from simple Sunflower Oil to a more luxurious Avocado Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil or Jojoba Oil. They give different textures to the balm as well as beneficial therapeutic effects. Sweet Almond Oil is a classic skin oil for general use, Apricot Kernel Oil for sensitive skin and Macadamia Nut Oil for mature skin.

Body butters are most often combinations of solid natural fats, or butters, and oils, blended together to produce a semi-solid rich moisturiser that is softer than a balm, but has the same nourishing properties. They are made in a similar way, however because body butters remain softer than balms, heat-sensitive ingredients can be added at a later stage when the product has cooled down even further.
 

Method for Making Balms & Butters

Stage 1
Heat all the stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler, making sure your oils are not heat-sensitive. Heat sensitive oils should be added in stage 2. 
Stir and melt fully.

Stage 2
Mix the balm until it has cooled to approximately 40-50°C. Stir in the remaining heat sensitive ingredients like tinctures, macerated oils or essential oils.

Pour into jars and leave to cool before sealing and labelling.
 

Basic Balm

 

Cleansing Balm

Stage 1
12% Beeswax
83% Vegetable Oil(s) of your choice

Stage 2
4% Heat sensitive ingredients
1% Essential Oils of you choice

Total 100%





 
     Removes even waterproof mascara!

Stage 1
14% Beeswax
20% Meadowfoam Seed Oil
25% Moringa Oil
10% Castor Oil
10% Crambe Seed Oil

Stage 2 (under 50°C)
20% EcoSilk
0.5% Vitamin E Natural
0.5% May Chang Essential Oil

Total 100%
 

Arnica Balm

 

Calendula Balm

For bruises and aching muscles

Stage 1
12% Beeswax
72% Vegetable Oils of your choice

Stage 2
10% Arnica Oil
4% Arnica Tincture
1% Vitamin E Simulated Natural
1% Plai Essential Oil

Total 100%
     For dry & cracked skin

Stage 1
15% Beeswax
45% Vegetable Oils of your choice

Stage 2
35% Calendula Oil (organic)
3% Calendula CO2 Extract
1% Vitamin E Natural
1% Essential Oils of your choice

Total 100%
 

Basic Organic Lip Balm

 

Buttery Lip Balm

Stage 1
33% Beeswax (organic)
65% Vegetable Oil of your choice (organic)

Stage 2
2% Essential Oils (organic) of your choice*

Total 100%

 
     Stage 1
15% Beeswax (organic)
65% Jojoba Oil (organic)
10% Thistle Oil (organic)
8% Cocoa Butter (organic)

Stage 2
2% Essential Oils (organic) of your choice*

Total 100%


Essential oils recommended for lip balms are orange, lemon, mandarin, lime, grapefruit, fennel or a small amount of peppermint. We use large amounts of essential oils to compensate for heat evaporation.
 


Cocoa Butter Base Balm

 

Olive Oil Cleansing Balm

Stage 1
5% Beeswax
5% Cocoa Butter
50% Thistle Oil

Stage 2
10% Squalane
27% Vegetable oils of your choice
3% Vitamin E

100% Total

 
     Stage 1
14% Beeswax
26% Olive Oil
18% Meadowfoam Seed Oil
10% Castor Oil
10% Jojoba Oil

Stage 2
20% EcoSilk
1% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops /100g).

100% Total
 

ABC Body Butter

Ingredients

 

Method

Stage 1
37% Avocado Butter
25% Cocoa Butter
20% Baobab Seed Oil
 
Stage 2
15% EcoSilk
 
Stage 3
2% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops)
 
100% Total
       Stage 1
Heat the stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler until they are just melted then take off the heat.

Stage 2
As the stage is cooling down, stir in the stage 2 ingredients.

Stage 3
As it starts to go opaque, stir in all the stage 3 ingredients and beat until smooth and evenly mixed.
Jar and label.

 
Check out our video recipe for "ABC Body Butter":
 
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"Skin Silk" Ultra-Smooth Balm

 

Hand Balm

Stage 1
5% Cera Bellina
50% Camellia Seed Oil
30% Watermelon Seed Oil
13% Shea Butter Oil
 
Stage 2

2% Rice Starch

100% Total



 
     Stage 1
20% Cera Bellina
27% White Poppy Seed Oil
26% Tomato Seed Oil
12% Oat Oil
8% Cocoa Butter
 
Stage 2

2% Rice Starch
2% Rice Bran CO2 Extract
2% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice

100% Total
 

Beauty Balm For Dry Skin Patches

 

Rice Bran Barrier Balm

Stage 1

5% Soya Wax

5% Cocoa Butter

50% Mango Butter

 
Stage 2

9% EcoSilk

30% Lime Seed Oil

1% Rose Geranium Essential Oil


100% Total

 
     Stage 1
36% Brazil Nut Oil (organic)
25% Olive Oil
15% Rice Bran Wax
11% Cocoa Butter

Stage 2
10% EcoSilk
2% Calendula CO2 Extract
1% Essential Oils

Total 100%