Thursday, February 19, 2015
Calendula & Clay Skin Balm
here for a tutorial on how to make it.
Mountain Rose Herbs, "Not only one of the most effective topical oils, it also makes an excellent base for salves, facial creams and many other natural cosmetics. Gentle, cooling, and soothing. Calendula oil is the most successful oil for assisting us with dry and damaged skin, irritations, and other skin ailments. Makes a wonderful baby’s oil and is exceptional for those with sensitive skin." If you don't have time to make it yourself, you can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE.
For this recipe you will need......
6 tablespoons of calendula infused carrier oil
2 heaping tablespoons of beeswax
1 1/4 teaspoon bentonite clay
10 drops of each Helichrysum, Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oils
Start out by melting your beeswax in a small glass measuring cup placed in a few inches of simmering water. Once the beeswax is melted, add in the calendula oil and the clay. The mixture will need to be remelted which takes just a few minutes while constantly stirring. Remove from heat.
Stir in the essential oils.
The clay will give it an opaque appearance. Pour into metal or glass tins to harden.
The balm's appearance will look dark until it has completely cooled down. I like to place it in sturdy metal tins.
Once it has cooled, place a cute label on the container. Perfect for gift giving!! Has a 6 months shelf life when kept away from heat and moisture.
I got most of the ingredients from Mountain Rose Herbs. Visit them here.