This soothing salve will nourish your dry and chapped skin, and it can even be used as a lip balm.
What you need:
Long wooden spoon or silicone spoon
Liquid measuring cup
¾ cup of calendula oil - I make my own.
¼ cup coconut oil
2 oz of beeswax
15-18 drops of lavender essential oil
1 Teaspoon vitamin E (optional)
1 Tablespoon arrowroot
Pinch of dried turmeric powder (optional, for color) – I don’t do this.
1. Add water to the bottom pot of your double boiler, and then pour your calendula oil into the top pot and place above. You can also create a makeshift double boiler if you don’t have one. The main thing is that the oil needs non-direct and even heat to prevent burning.
2. Bring your double boiler to a low heat and add in your beeswax, and then add in coconut oil. Once everything has melted, add your lavender essential oil add arrowroot powder, by slowly sprinkling it into the oil, stirring vigorously at the same time to prevent clumping and add a large pinch of turmeric powder (optional for color). Stir the mixture, and then quickly turn off your burner.
3. Now you can put this mixture into a liquid measuring cup to make pouring your final product easy. Slowly pour into each tin and allow the salves to cool.
***Arrowroot powder helps to cut the oily texture and helps the recipe absorb into the skin more quickly.
Pro tip: The consistency of salves can easily be adjusted depending on your preferences. Use less beeswax for a softer salve and more beeswax if you’d like a firmer salve.
You can test the consistency by placing a spoon in the freezer before making your salve.
When the beeswax melts, pour a little salve onto one of the cold spoons and place it back into the freezer for 1 to 2 minutes. This will simulate what the final consistency will be like. Once cooled, you can adjust by adding more oil (for a softer salve) or more beeswax (for a firmer salve).
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