I have posted a few balm recipes over the years on my retired blog and tried a bunch but this is the one that everyone loves. You can use it for your lips, elbows, cuticles, knees, heels or just to soften your hands. It works as a subtle lip gloss and as a nice perfume. I've even used it to help rub out a charley horse in my shoulder... Almost everything a girl could need all in one little tin! (by the way, the guys love it too - especially when you use citrus oils. And you can buy twist up "chap stick" containers so it looks more manly) If you haven't made it to one of my Makin' Balms classes, you are missing out. But just in case you are not anywhere near my classes, here is the recipe so you can try it out.
In the class, I go over about a dozen different doTERRA essential oils and talk about their therapeutic benefits and basics of blending. Each person creates their own essential oil blend in a 1 oz metal tin, I melt up a batch of the balm and pour some into each person's little tin. They stir them up and everyone goes home with their own personal balm. Good times!
Basic Balm recipe
3 TB grated white beeswax
(can use yellow beeswax pellets, but it takes a little longer to melt)
1/2 c apricot oil
(or oil of your choice, ie: apricot, almond, sunflower, etc)
2 TB fractionated coconut oil
(or oil of your choice, ie: fractionated coconut oil, jojoba, grapeseed, etc)
Melt in double boiler*, remove from heat, add oils and pour into containers. It makes about 7 tins per batch and I recommend 8-10 drops of oil per 1oz metal tin.
Use for lips, elbows, heels, cuticles, hands or on any dry skin. Wonderful as a perfume balm too.
(For an entire batch of “Ellie's blend” which is an amazing smelling blend for a skin support balm and also for hand or foot warming balm, I mixed for a friend of mine, I used 15 clove, 15 Cypress and 31 wild orange, so roughly 60 drops for an entire batch depending on essential oils used.)
* Or you can use a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup hooked over the edge of a sauce pan, like I do!