Lavender Mint Balm Recipe for Mother’s Day

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Make this amazing lavender mint balm recipe for Mother’s Day! This plant based homemade product is super easy to make and is wonderful as a gift or for yourself!

Lavender mint balm recipe! This plant based homemade product is so easy to make and makes a lovely homemade gift idea for lavender lovers! It's perfect for your hands, body and even lips! Discover this lavender mint balm recipe now at Soap Deli News blog!

If your mom loves the outdoors then she’s sure to love this nature inspired, plant based lavender mint balm recipe. Perfect for hands, body and lips, this homemade lavender mint balm recipe is made from natural lavender and mint infused oil and raw, unfiltered beeswax. It makes a lovely and thoughtful handmade Mother’s Day gift idea and is ready in just a few hours!

DIY Lavender Mint Balm Recipe

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Ingredients:

3 oz. lavender & mint infused jojoba oil
1 oz. natural beeswax
1 ml GMO-free vitamin E oil
1.5 ml lavender essential oil (optional, if you’d like more scent)

Instructions:

To create this lavender mint balm recipe you’ll to begin by first making your infused oil. You do this quickly by combining your herbs – in this case lavender flowers and mint –  in a small saucepan and covering with the jojoba oil. (Feel free to substitute another carrier oil of your choice.) Set the heat on warm or the lowest setting and allow to “stew” for 3-4 hours. Alternately, you can fill a pot about 2/3 of the way full with water and then place a mason jar with your herbs and oil into the water over low heat. (More on this here.)

Once you’ve infused your oil, strain it through cheesecloth. It’s now ready to use.

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the lavender and mint infused oil and stir into the melted beeswax. (Keep your leftover oil infusion for future projects by keeping sealed and storing in a cool, dark location.)

Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E and, if desired, the lavender essential oil. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

Want to mix this natural balm recipe up a bit more? Try infusing the lavender flowers with lemon balm (another mint), lemongrass or even lemon verbena. Or add 1ml of lemongrass or lemon balm essential oil into the balm recipe.

If you like this recipe then be sure to also try my natural healing calendula balm recipe. Or, for more natural skin care recipes, follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!

Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe with Calendula Infused Oil

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Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe made from Harvested Botanicals, Raw Local Beeswax and Olive Oil! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Learn how to make your own natural herbal calendula balm recipe!

With spring here I decided to finally take advantage of the natural botanicals that grow in my area as the weather starts to turn warmer. Some common ingredients you can find right now include plantain and wild violets. The leaves of both of these plants actually have healing properties making them great for inclusion in a natural balm recipe.

My yard was short on plantain, however, there were plenty of wild violets. So I picked wild violet leaves and combined them with some organic calendula petals and blue vervain leaves in olive oil and made an herbal infusion. I then combined my infusion with locally sourced, raw unfiltered beeswax from my local farmer’s market to create a balm.

You can use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe topically to treat minor cuts, bruises, and stings. If you don’t have these plants available to you, or if it’s just the wrong time of the year, they can all be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

Following is my natural herbal calendula balm recipe. Feel free to make substitutions to get your own perfect, custom product.

DIY Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Natural Herbal Calendula Balm Recipe

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Ingredients:

3 oz. herbal oil infusion
1 oz. beeswax
1 ml GMO-free vitamin E oil
1 ml rosemary extract
.5 ml chamomile essential oil (3-5% dilution in jojoba oil)

Instructions:

The vitamin E and rosemary extract are optional in this natural herbal calendula balm recipe. While vitamin E is naturally healing, both the vitamin E and rosemary extract will help to extend the shelf life of your oil.  The essential oil is optional as well or you can substitute with your favorite organic essential oil based on the properties you’re looking for in your balm.

How to Make Herbal Infused Oil for Making a Natural Herbal Calendula Balm!

To make your infusion, fill a mason jar about 3/4 of the way full of olive oil. Add equal parts of dried blue vervain leaves, wild violet leaves and calendula flowers to the oil until it reaches the same level of the oil. (Feel free to sub with herbs of your choosing.) Store in a cool, dark location for 3-6 weeks, then strain through cheesecloth.

If you’re in a hurry, combine the ingredients in a double boiler or in a mason jar inside of a pot filled about 2/3 of the way full with water. Heat on warm to low for 3-4 hours, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Strain the oil through cheesecloth back into your mason jar.

Using a digital scale weigh out the beeswax and melt in double boiler. Then weigh out the herb infused out and stir into the melted beeswax.

Natural Herbal Calendula Skin Balm Recipe! Use this natural herbal calendula balm recipe to help promote healing with the power of calendula when used on minor cuts, bruises & insect stings.

Next, use graduated transfer pipettes to measure out the vitamin E, rosemary extract and chamomile essential oil. Stir into the liquified beeswax and oil mixture then pour into glass salve jars or tins. Allow to cool completely then use as desired wherever your skin needs a little extra love!

Cocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin with organic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans. It's made with golden Calendula flower oil - locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley - it's truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic.

Don’t want to make your own? There are a lot of wonderful sellers on Etsy that sell their calendula balms and salves! For kids I’m partial to the Cocoa Calendula Balm from Buttercup & Jake. This handcrafted buttery balm gently soothes and protects dry, irritated skin with organic cocoa butter and organic vanilla beans. It’s made with golden Calendula flower oil – locally and sustainably produced in the Hudson Valley – it’s truly all-natural, preservative-free and 86% organic. You can buy it here.

Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil.

I also like the Calendula Balm from The Home Apothecary made with handcrafted organic calendula oil. You can get it here. Also be sure to check out The Home Apothecary’s other amazing products including their Peppermint Mocha Body Balm and amazing Black Drawing Salve. Shop The Home Apothecary here.

For more natural skin care recipes be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin‘, FacebookTwitterTumblrGoogle + and Instagram!

Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema and Psoriasis

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DIY Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema, Psoriasis, Athlete's Foot, Cold Sores and More

Neem oil is pretty awesome. Since first using it in my Homemade Natural Lanolin & Neem Salve Recipe, I’ve become a huge fan. I’ve not only been using it myself, but have also had co-workers try it out for various ailments with great results. Neem oil is not only beneficial for people with dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis, it’s also great for treating cold sores, athlete’s foot, acne, and even scabies.

I first made this Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for a friend who had gotten chiggers after tromping through the woods for her lost dog. It cleared it up very quickly. She also used it on her dog’s stomach rash with great results. In addition to all of neem oil’s rocking qualities – anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial – it also helps to keep pesky biting insects off of dogs and pests off of garden plants.

Use this all natural, organic neem cream recipe on cold sores for faster healing time as well as on feet to help clear up and prevent athlete’s foot. You can also use it all over as needed for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis. And it works great on dogs too for skin irritations, rashes sores and other skin conditions. (You can also wash your dog in a Natural Neem Dog Shampoo that won’t irritate sensitive skin.) Be forewarned, however, neem oil does stink. It’s kind of a garlic nutty smell. But lemongrass and lavender essential oils do a pretty good job of masking the worst of neem oil’s natural scent.

Homemade Neem Cream Recipe for Eczema & Psoriasis

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Ingredients:

10 grams tamanu (Madagascar) oil
30 grams cocoa butter
30 grams shea butter
10 grams jojoba oil
20 grams grape seed oil
10 grams neem oil
5 drops tea tree oil
10 drops patchouli essential oil
10 drops lemongrass (or lavender) essential oil
5 drops rosemary extract
5 drops non-GMO vitamin E oil

Instructions:

To create this homemade neem cream recipe, start by weighing out the cocoa butter and shea butter using a digital kitchen scale. Place in a glass measuring cup and melt in the microwave.

Next weigh out the tamanu, jojoba, grape seed and neem oils and stir into the melted shea and cocoa butters.

Using plastic transfer pipettes or glass droppers, add the essential oils, vitamin E and rosemary extract. Stir well, then pour into two 2 oz. glass jars or one 4 oz. glass jar. Allow to cool completely and solidify.

It can take this cream up to twenty-four hours to solidify. You can speed up the process by placing the jar of neem cream in the refrigerator, however, you will need to mix the cream again once solidified in the fridge to get a smooth consistency.

Here’s some feedback I’ve received on this homemade neem cream recipe via my Facebook page: “Experimentation thing because my daughter’s three children all have some form of eczema. I’ve done research for over three months trying to find a recipe for them. I found yours, added a bit of my own ingredients, and low and behold, I found the right formula!! You are amazing! It took only 30 hrs for one of the girls’ hands to clear up!! This stuff is gold! I made extra for girls on the BB team too!!! Thank you!”

Like this homemade skin care recipe? Follow my Pinterest boards for more great skin care recipes, beauty DIY’s and homemade soap recipes. Be sure to follow Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, TumblrFacebook, Twitter and Instagram so you never miss a post. I’ll be posting a homemade neem oil soap recipe in coming weeks!

Pear Shimmer Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

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DIY Handmade Pear Shimmer Dry Skin Balm Recipe - Perfect Stocking Stuffer Gift Idea - Combat Dry Winter Skin with this Triple Butter Formula

Winter is coming and for many of us that means dry, itchy and even chapped skin. But just because winter does some not so nice things to our skin doesn’t mean we have to tolerate it. Help prevent and soothe dry skin with this pear shimmer homemade dry skin balm recipe! It’s homemade with three awesome butters, some fractionated coconut oil, and if you like – fragrance and a hint of shimmer to help illuminate your skin! Not only is this handmade dry skin balm perfect for personal use but it also makes a great stocking stuffer gift! I decorated mine with Japanese Washi tape and some ribbon for a simple, but pretty package.

Pear Shimmer Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4 oz. organic cocoa butter
2 oz. organic shea butter
2 oz. mango butter
4 oz. organic fractionated coconut oil
.14 oz. pear fragrance oil of choice
1/2 teaspoon mica shimmer powder

Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe - How to make your own dry skin balm

Instructions:

In order to make this homemade dry skin balm recipe you’ll need to begin by using a digital scale to weigh out your butters. Place the butters into a glass, microwave safe container. Melt at reduced power in your microwave until melted. Stir. Weigh out the fractionated coconut oil and stir into your butters. Finally weigh out your fragrance oil and stir into the mixture. You can use any fragrance you like. It does not have to be pear. If you prefer to keep your dry skin balm completely natural and organic, you can substitute the fragrance with half the amount of organic essential oil(s) of your choice. Finally, measure out a quarter teaspoon of mica and mix into the liquid balm. This will add just a tiny hint of shimmer. For a more noticeable shimmer, add more to suit. Pour the liquid dry skin balm into containers of your choice and cap – I used double walled plastic jars – and allow to cool completely. You can speed up this process by placing the dry skin balm in your refrigerator.

DIY Triple Butter Dry Skin Balm Recipe - Natural Organic Skin Care for Dry Winter Skin

Once your dry skin balm has solidified you can label or decorate for gift giving. This recipe has a creamy consistency. For an even richer balm, substitute the fractionated coconut oil for olive or jojoba oil. I use like fractionated coconut oil because it keeps end product from being greasy feeling and absorbs more easily into skin.

For more homemade skin care recipes like this one be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest.

Homemade Dry Skin Balm Recipe

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Ingredients:
2 parts cocoa butter
1 part shea butter
1 part mango butter
2 parts virgin coconut oil
Essential or fragrance oil of choice
Instructions:
Melt the butters and oil in a double boiler. Remove from heat, and add the essential oil (at 1 – 2% of your recipe) or fragrance oil (at 1 – 3% of your recipe.) Pour into deodorant containers or jars. Cobalt blue glass jars, like the ones pictured above from Mountain Rose Herbs, will help keep light sensitive essential oils used in your recipe from being affected by light.
Shop for ingredients for this recipe at Mountain Rose Herbs.