Damascus Rose Beauty Balm

Fresh-Picked Beauty's Damascus Rose Beauty Balm

I was inspired to create this recipe from a product I sampled at Whole Foods a few days ago.  This super nourishing balm is wonderful for the face, neck and under eye area.  You can massage it into your cuticles and on your heels if you like.  I used antioxidant-rich oils in my recipe along with a potent blend of lavender essential oil, rose essential oil and Roman Chamomile essential oil.   A little of this product goes a very long way because it does not contain any water.

Photo of the "other guy's" product I sampled in Whole Foods. 
For my recipe you will need the following ingredients. Most can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

1 tablespoon Calendula Infused Olive Oil
2 teaspoons Castor Oil (buy here)
1 teaspoon Beeswax (buy here)
1/4 teaspoon Seabuckthorn Oil (buy here)
1/4 teaspoon Rosehip Seed Oil (buy here)
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (buy here)
5 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (buy here)
3 drops Rose Essential Oil (buy here)

I make my own Calendula Infused Olive Oil. You can learn how to make your own HERE or purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE.

You can buy the Roman Chamomile and Bulgarian Rose Essential Oils from Mountain Rose Herbs HERE.

My friend grows and distills a really wonderful lavender essential oil and has been pouring her love of lavender into her business since 2005.  You can order Martha Lane Lavender HERE.

Place the calendula infused olive oil, castor oil, beeswax, seabuckthorn oil, and rosehip seed oil into a small glass measuring cup and sit it in a pan with a few inches of simmering water. Stir the ingredients until the oils and beeswax have melted. Remove from the heat.

Add in the essential oils and stir to combine.

Pour the liquid into a small container and allow to cool to room temperature. Place a lid on the container.

After the balm cools down, it will have a very soft texture and is easily massaged into the skin. I like to use this as a night time treatment. Literally a small pea-sized amount is all it takes for my entire face and neck. I use another small amount on my hands too.  This stuff is amazing!!! It has the intoxicating aroma of Bulgarian Rose....need I say more???  Cheers!!