Chamomile is one of my favorite herbs to use in do-it-yourself beauty products. The use of chamomile in skincare has been traced all the way back to Ancient times, including ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Today, chamomile is still ingested and applied to the skin for its anti-inflammatory properties. To add the skin-loving properties to this balm, coconut oil is infused for several hours with chamomile herb.
Olive oil is combined with the coconut oil for a bit of softness, while yellow beeswax helps keep it solid in hotter temperatures. If you live in an extremely hot temperature, you can add more beeswax to increase the melting point. If you like a softer balm, decrease the amount of yellow beeswax. A great trick for testing the consistency of balms is the frozen spoon trick. It allows you to feel the balm when cooled, prior to pouring it into containers. In our tests, we found this balm begins to melt around 100 ° F. Looking for more ways to incorporate chamomile into your skincare? Check out the recipes below!