One thing I have discovered about the beauty industry is that often you don’t need ten different products for ten different things. There is so much terrible marketing out there when really its possible that 1 product can do quite a lot.Now this isn’t a proper recipe, but to be honest, someone gave me a pot of lovely natural balm when Ferne was born, all the way from New Zealand and when I ran out and couldn’t get the same brand here, I decided to give it a go and make some myself, using similar ingredients. However, I got so engrossed I forgot to write down the quantities I used. I have made it several times since and although it varies slightly in consistency, its always lovely. The general rule is simple in that if you want it soft, use lots more of the oils than waxes/butters and if you want it more like a hard lip balm constancy, add half and half waxes/butter to oils. You can also experiment with different butters and oils.
- Sweet almond oil
- Avocardo oil
- Avocardo butter
- Coconut oil
- Emulsifying wax
- Cammomile essential oil
Melt slowly in a heat proof jug over a pot of boiling water. I added the camomile oil after taking it off the heat. Pour into sterilised jars.
This batch I made was soft but not liquidity.
It works beautifully as baby bottom balm, but also I like to use it as an all over body moisturiser on wet skin after a shower. Its great for cracked hands and feet too and of course as a light lipbalm. And the other good thing is that this there is no water in it so it will keep for at least 6 months to a year if prepared in sterilised jars. I made a few then personalised some jars for friends.