Salve Yourself: How to DIY the Ultimate Beeswax Balm - 1 1/2 teaspoon beeswax, grated 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon shea butter 10 drops lavender essential oil Melt the beeswax, olive oil, and shea butter together. If using a stovetop, put it in a double boiler to keep it from scorching, but a minute in the microwave will also do the trick. Stir in the lavender and pour the mixture into a heat-resistant container. Do it quickly, though, because it will start to harden right away.
Why is everyone talking so much about DIY skin and body care? Because your skin is an organ and absorbs what you put on it, into your system. So don't put anything on your skin you wouldn't put in your mouth! Here's some recipes from The Nourished Life: Real Traditional Food and Natural Living . -Bex
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Hot Tiger Balm includes a blend of special oils and herbs that relieves pain by helping increase the blood circulation. Such oils as camphor and eucalyptus increase the blood flow on the surface of the skin, which gives the balm its hot feeling and reduces pain to bring relief. The balm soothes many different ailments, such as muscle, neck and...