Beeswax, coconut oil, containers/small jars
OPTIONAL- Essential oils
Using a double boiler method, place equal amounts of the beeswax and coconut oil over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally until the mixture is melted and mixed together.
Remove from heat and allow to sit for a few minutes to cool slightly before placing them into jars and containers. If you’re using essential oils, add them to the mixture after cooling, but not solidifying. Add 1 to a few drops depending on the size of the batch and stir to combine evenly. Make sure your containers are clean and if you’re using glass, sterilize with boiling water. In the case of glass jars, you can pour your mixture into the jars without having to wait for it to cool.
Essential Oils to consider:
- Tea tree oil can help with acne and psoriasis
- Peppermint has a pleasant and invigorating aroma and is good for muscle and joint pain, headache and nerve pain.
- Lavender is probably the most famous essential oil for pain relief and relaxation. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and sedative properties and it helps to relieve muscle tension and spasms, joint pain and headache.
- Chamomile is well known for its effective anti-inflammatory properties. It can help to relieve muscle pain and spasms, low back pain, headaches and PMS symptoms.
For sensitive skin, skip the essential oils and keep the mixture natural and unscented.