I`m always on the hunt to making my own products that work and save money in the long run. Not to mention that are natural so I know what`s in them and being applied to our body. I came across a recipe that I tweaked a bit that I enjoy using. It helps heal the skin plus it doesn`t hurt or burn on application.
- 1-1/2 ounces beeswax, grated (I used beeswax beads)
- 1 Cup Coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil (I used Jojoba Oil which has vitamin E in it)
- 1/4 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon tea tree oil
- 20 drops of lavender essential oil
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- Lavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- Lemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
- Coconut oil: anti-inflammatory properties
- Vitamin E: Skin healing vitamin
- Sweet Almond Oil: Helps balance the moisture in your skin
Step 1. Grate 1-1/2 ounces of beeswax using a cheese grater or just slice thinly with a knife.
Step 2. Add 1 cup coconut oil and the grated beeswax to a pot.
Step 3. Heat the coconut oil and beeswax over a low heat or double boiler until in liquid form. Once in liquid form remove from heat and add the tea tree oil, vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil, and essential oils and stir briefly.
Step 4. Pour mixture into sterilized jars. You can use baby food jars or mason jars. Let cool on counter. To sterilize jars either boil for 10 minutes or run through your dishwasher.
Step 5. Store in a cool, dark place. Use as needed on any cuts, scrapes and abrasions. Lasts for approximately 4 years shelf life.