Cerridwen Greenleaf, author of the upcoming The Herbal Healing Handbook, has written a new blog post on how to make your own healing and calming balm.
Some of us, like me, are not all that crafty so simplicity is key. This 3 ingredient recipe takes all the fuss and muss away so you even enjoy the process of creating your own calming balm. This concoction will not only soothe and nourish our skin but it also is very good for your soul.
Gather the following:
- 1 cup shea butter
- ½ cup almond oil
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 15 drops each of 2 neroli and vanilla essential oils
- Double boiler and water
- Wooden spoon and whisk
- Small Clean jars with lids, 4 ounce
Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Add in the almond oil(you can substitute olive oil, jojoba oil, any organic, liquid oil that is organic.) After experimenting a good bit, I discovered that the fresh and lightly citrus scent of neroli in combination with vanilla is extremely comforting and also tremendously relaxing, It is so pleasing, you may even consider using it as a perfume. I
Stir in almond oil and blend. When the l oils start to partially solidify, add in 15 drop each of the essential oils. Stir in, and then whip the mixture until a butter-like consistency is achieved which will only taka few minutes. If you’re like me, you immediately try it on your own skin so do indulge yourself, you earned it!
Store the balm in clean, glass lidded jar and keep in a cool dry cupboard. This also makes a thoughtful gift. A little goes a long way.
More Mood-boosting Balm Blends
Try these combinations for your calm balm and you will soon discover bliss in a bottle:
Mellow Me: Equal parts of chamomile and rose is a gentle combination that mellows you out.
In Your Groove: Bergamot and basil will both help you get your groove back.
Chill Out: Clary sage and ylang ylang pair up nice to bring you peace of mind.
Unwind Your Mind: Jasmine and valerian will sweeten up your mood in a jiffy.
Happy Hippie: Lavender and patchouli are a power duo for a quite mind and upbeat thinking.
Sweet Serenity: Lemon balm and vetiver combine for real soothing and letting go.
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