So you may have wondered what is that chunk of beeswax used for when visiting one of our stores or our family farm. Today we will discuss some of our favorite recipes and go over some basic lingo before we begin.
As we go through our recipes you will see we use the word Carrier Oils and you may not know what these are or what they are good for. These Carrier oils are oils with little or no scent that are used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin during aromatherapy massage and other aromatherapy applications or when making Beeswax products. The following are some Types of carrier oils.
- Sweet almond oil.
- Apricot kernel oil.
- Avocado oil.
- Grapeseed oil.
- Hazelnut oil.
- Hemp oil.
- Neem oil.
- Safflower oil.
As we go through our recipes you will see we use the word Body Butter Body butter and it is a skin moisturizer that typically contains cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil or another vegetable-based oil. It’s thicker than lotions and is extra effective at rejuvenating dry skin, whether used all over or only on problem patches, such as elbows and knees.
Getting Started with a lip balm
To make a moisturizing and smoothing lip balm that relieves dryness, roughness, and cracking, begin by combining 2 Tbsp. Beeswax pastilles, 2 Tbsp. Shea Butter, and 2 Tbsp. Carrier Oil in a glass bowl or jar to create a double boiler inside a pot. Allow the oils and beeswax sit together in the container or pot until they have melted. Once the mixture achieves a smooth and even blend, remove the container or pot from the heat, stir in a maximum of 30 drops of any essential oil of personal preference. Next, with the help of a medicine dropper, fill each lip balm tube with the blend or you may visit this site for a filling tray. This step must be done quickly to prevent the mixture from hardening even before the transfer takes place. Set the uncapped, filled tubes aside and allow them to cool and harden completely before capping them.
All natural Beeswax deodorant
To make a natural, Beeswax-infused deodorant bar with a probiotic effect, first combine the following ingredients in a glass jar: ½ cup + 1 tsp. Beeswax, ½ cup Carrier Oil, and ½ cup of a body butter of personal preference (I.E. Cocoa, Shea, Mango, or a combination of all three). Place the Container or pot in a double broiler filled with 1 inch of water to create a double boiler. On the stove, bring the pot of water to a boil until the ingredients are thoroughly melted. Once they form a smooth and even blend, remove the container or pot from the heat. To the blend, add 1 tsp. Avocado oil, 3 Tbsp. Baking Soda, ½ cup Organic Arrowroot Powder, 2-3 probiotics capsules that do not require refrigeration, and 20 drops of an essential oil of personal preference. Stir all the ingredients together until they have been thoroughly combined. Next, pour the liquid blend into a mold of personal choice. Set the filled tube aside and allow the deodorant blend to cool and harden completely before using it or capping it.
Used in hair products, Beeswax locks in moisture, smooths down fly-aways, promotes easier styling, and encourages the growth of new hair. Without leaving a greasy residue, it maintains a firm hold on hairstyles but is easy to wash out. To make a conditioning, softening, shine-enhancing pomade, begin by melting 2 Tbsp. Beeswax pastilles in a double boiler. Once they have liquified, stir in 3 Tbsp. of a preferred Carrier Oil until it is thoroughly incorporated into the wax. Remove the double boiler from the heat, then add in 2 tsp. Bentonite Clay and 10 drops of a preferred Essential Oil. Next, transfer the blend into a container of personal preference. Suggested containers include small glass mason jars.
Callous Repair Salve
For a calming, clarifying, and balancing bedtime salve that is reputed to encourage the onset of quality sleep, begin by thoroughly combining the following oils in a small jar or bowl: 80 drops each of a “warming” Essential Oil, an “uplifting” Essential Oil, an “anti-inflammatory” Essential Oil, and a “stimulating” Essential Oil and 40 drops a “balancing” Essential Oil. This essential oil blend will be incorporated into the salve, which can be made by melting 4 Tbsp. Beeswax pastilles and 2 cups Carrier Oil in a double boiler. Stir this mixture regularly until all the ingredients have thoroughly melted. In the 10-15 minutes that it takes for the wax mixture to melt, collect 4 separate 4 oz. mason jars and pour 90 drops of the aforementioned essential oil blend into each jar. Once the wax mixture has achieved a smooth and even consistency, pour it into each of the jars and allow it to cool. Once the mixture has set (cooled) inside each jar, cap the jars. To use this salve at bedtime, massage a small amount into the bottoms of both feet before going to sleep. To prevent the salve from getting on bedding, cover the feet with socks. This salve has an approximate shelf life of 8 months and is believed to provide a warming sensation, promote relaxation and easier breathing, reduce feelings of stress, regulate blood pressure, and balance the hormones.
Anti bacterial healing salve
Used in medicinal applications, Beeswax not only facilitates healing but it also prevents bacterial infections from developing on the skin while also promoting the skin’s regeneration and thereby helping to diminish the appearance of scarring from abrasions. For a simple yet versatile salve that is known to soothe irritation while eliminating bacteria, begin by combining 4 Tbsp. Beeswax pastilles, 1 cup Coconut Oil, and 1 cup Grapeseed Carrier Oil in a double boiler, While waiting for the mixture to melt entirely, fill 5 mason jars with a customized essential oil blend of personal preference, depending on the desired outcome. Next, fill the jars with the oil and wax mixture, leaving an inch of space between the top of the salve and the rims of the jars, then allow the salve to cool. Once it has hardened, tightly cap the jars.
Allergy relief Salve
For an allergy-relief blend with antihistamine effects, combine Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint essential oils for a total of 30 drops. This combination is believed to soothe topical allergies characterized by itching and to soften the skin while eliminating bacteria.
Pain Reliving Salve
For a pain-relieving blend, combine 30 drops Birch Essential Oil, 10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil, and 10 drops White Fir Essential Oil. This combination is believed to reduce inflammation and pain.
For a blend that is reputed to rejuvenate the complexion, combine 12 drops each of Cypress, Frankincense, and Lavender essential oils. This combination is believed to exhibit regenerative and restorative qualities, thus promoting a more youthful appearance.
All Natural Vapor rub
For a vapor rub blend that helps reduce cough and cold symptoms, combine and melt 2 Tbsp. of Beeswax pastilles and ½ cup a preferred Carrier Oil in a double boiler. Once the mixture has completely melted together, stir in a total of 60 drops of essential oils that are known to have cooling, warming, and expectorant properties. Suggested oils include Clove, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Rosemary. Once all the ingredients have been thoroughly incorporated, pour the blend into any lidded container, tin, or jar. To use this vapor rub, simply scoop a small amount with the finger tips and massage it into the chest or the soles of the feet to decrease congestion and coughing.