I love making balms because they’re so easy to create and there are so many different ways that you can make them. This recipe is designed to comfort and heal your dry, chapped winter skin making a perfect gift for that skier on your Christmas list. It has a creamy consistency for a balm, making it easy to apply to your feet, elbows, knees and hands (or anywhere on your body that is in need of extreme moisture). And if I haven’t sold you on this recipe yet, I’ve designed some winter themed labels that fit our ultra cute bail jars.
3 oz Candellila Wax
4 oz Meadowfoam
4 oz Olive Oil
5 oz Avocado Butter
1 oz Dulse Extract
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ONE: Combine the Candellila Wax, Meadowfoam and Olive Oil in a heat safe container. Put it in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds then take it out and stir with a spoon. Repeat 2 more times until the wax is fully melted.
Note: You can also melt the waxes and oils in a double boiler.
TWO: Stir in the avocado butter until fully incorporated. Some butters can get grainy if heated to high temperatures so I’ve just gotten used to always stirring in the butters. If it starts to cool down too quickly, pop it back into the microwave for 20 seconds until it’s back to a translucent liquid.
THREE: Mix in the Winter White fragrance oil and Dulse Extract. Give it a good stir and it’s ready to pour into the bail jars.
Bail Jar Tips: If you open the lids all the way back the jars will tip over (ack). In the picture above I have them half way open so they stand up by themselves and there’s still enough room to pour the balm.
Finishing Tip: A little divot can form in the center as the balm cools. To achieve a nice smooth top, gently heat the surface with a heat gun so some of the melted balm fills in any cracks.
Just slap on the free labels and these winter balms are ready!