DIY Olive Oil Balm

December 12, 2016

Your friends and family will love this DIY olive oil balm.  Made with all natural ingredients including extra virgin olive oil, this olive oil balm can be used for lips, hands or anything that needs care this winter. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 oz. beeswax pastilles (you can substitute candelilla or carnauba wax)
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • Essential oil of your choice such as Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Sage or Rose (optional)
  • Tins or jars to hold the balm 

Please take caution with hot wax at all times! 

Stovetop Directions

  1. Set up a double boiler to melt the wax with indirect heat. 
  2. Put the beeswax and olive oil into the double boiler. Stir until the wax has melted. 
  3. When melted, stir in the vitamin E oil.
  4. While still liquid, pour the balm into tins or small mason jars.
  5. Stir in 10-20 drops of essential oil (depending on how strong the scent should be).
  6. Leave overnight to solidify.

Microwave Directions

  1. You can also use a microwave to make the olive oil balm.  We recommend using a glass, wide mouth bowl or mason jar. Do not use a plastic container. 
  2. Put the beeswax and olive oil into the glass container and microwave for 30 or 40 seconds. Stir and repeat until the mixture is liquid. 
  3. When melted, stir in the vitamin E oil. 
  4. While still liquid, pour the balm into tins or small mason jars. 
  5. Stir in 10-20 drops of essential oil (depending on how strong the scent should be).
  6. Leave overnight to solidify.

To clean up, wipe the mixture while still liquid, reheating your containers if necessary. Small amounts of wax residue can be washed out normally using dish soap and a sponge. Do not let large amounts of the wax mixture go down the drain, as it will cool and solidify and possibly cause clogged drains! 

For containers we love these Weck jars

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Or these tin containers.

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Decorate your tins or jars with ribbon and beautiful labels.  If your oil is herb scented, tie a sprig of Lavender or Rosemary to the ribbon for a fresh touch!

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