Homemade Lip, Hand and Body Balm


2tbsp beeswax pellets

7tbsp good quality olive oil

Essential oils of your choice

Jars or tins for your balm


1.           Melt your beeswax and olive oil together, in the microwave on 30 second bursts (or by the Bain-Marie method).

2.           Once they are melted, mix gently with a teaspoon.

3.           Pour into your jars.

4.           Add around 10 drops of essential oils to each tin and mix with a toothpick.

Try different combinations of essential oils.

Some of my favourite earthy smell combinations are:

– Lavender, patchouli and rosemary

– Lavender, patchouli, sandalwood and frankincense

– Cedar wood, sandalwood and lavender

– Sea buckthorn and honey – you can also add other things to enrich you balms, like rosehip oil, sea buckthorn and honey  

– Lavender – can be good for helping with sleep, apply before bed on the temples of the head

– Tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender – these are all antibacterial and antifungal oils, making this balm great for scrapes or damaged skin.

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