|The tube on the left is a 0.15 oz container and the tube on the right is a 0.5 oz container|
You will need the following ingredients:
Mountain Rose Herbs Beeswax
Mountain Rose Herbs Carnauba Wax. I like to add some carnauba wax to this formula because it makes it a little bit harder and helps it not to melt as easily as a pure beeswax formula does. Chances are you will be carrying this in your pocket while playing outdoors and you don't want it to melt!
HERE. I really LOVE calendula infused oil because it makes an excellent base for salves. It is gentle, cooling and soothing. It helps with skin inflammation. If you don't have time to make it yourself, you can head on over to Mountain Rose Herbs and buy a 4 ounce bottle of their Calendula Healing Oil which is made from Certified organic Calendula flowers and Certified organic olive oil. Click HERE to be taken to Mountain Rose Herbs.
1 teaspoon of Mountain Rose Herbs Vitamin E Oil. I add in the Vitamin E Oil for two reasons. It helps prevent rancidity of the oils in this formula and it is a great antioxidant for the skin.
Mountain Rose Herbs is a great place to get high-quality essential oils. I used the essential oils at a 5% of the formula. This is a potent recipe that is meant to be applied to small areas of the body at a time. I normally use about 2.5% essential oil blend when I formulate for general uses.
15 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops German Chamomile essential oil
10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
5 drops Vetiver essential oil
3 drops Peppermint essential oil
German Chamomile is very useful in skin care meant for inflammations, rashes and wounds. It is also antiseptic. Lavender is antiseptic, helps stop bleeding, insect repellent, anti-inflammatory and is good for cleaning wounds and bites. I added a bit of Vetiver because it smells amazing and is a good antiseptic and an immune stimulant. The peppermint is in this blend because it is very cooling to the areas that have been bitten and Tea Tree helps to keep the area clean and acts as a potent antiseptic.
Bring a small pan with a few inches of water to a simmer. Add your beeswax and carnauba wax to a small glass measuring cup and sit it in the hot water to melt. Add in your calendula oil and castor oil. Stir to melt. Turn off the heat but keep the glass measuring cup sitting in the hot water. Stir in the Vitamin E oil and the essential oils. Carefully pour the melted mixture into the containers to the very top. Add the caps and allow to cool to room temp.
To use: Simply apply over bug bites!