6.19.2010

who put the balm in the balm-de-balm-de-balm giveaway

Today, folks, I have a super-simple and effective cocoa-butter balm recipe (which I made up myself!) that's great on lips, elbows, feet, flaky baby faces, knees, baby 'tocks, and anywhere else that needs a little moisturizing. Phillip wanted to make sure that you got a good look.
Super-simple Cocoa Butter Balm

2 ounces olive oil
1.1 ounces sweet almond oil
2.1 ounces cocoa butter
1 oz beeswax pastilles
a few drops essential oil if desired

Melt the beeswax and solid oils in a double boiler (I use a Pyrex measuring cup sitting in a small pot). Add the liquid oils and heat until uniform. Add essential oils if using, and pour into containers. Let it cool, and you're done!

I made two big batches of this a few weeks ago, one lavender and one unscented. I happen to have a few extras hanging around, and I would love to give them away! I'll be choosing two winners, one for a lavender balm, and one unscented. Leave a comment mentioning what you would use it for and whether you would prefer lavender or unscented, and I will choose two winners on Friday, June 25. *The ones I will be sending are in small glass jars rather than the tube as pictured. We've been using that one, so I don't think you're really keen on having it.*

Good luck, and I hope that you're enjoying a beautiful weekend!

20 comments:

  1. Ooooooooooh! That looks gorgeous! I just got "The Green Beauty Guide" out of the library, but I haven't tried anything yet. Your balm looks delicious! I would love either lavender OR unscented. How to decide? You could surprise me, if I was lucky enough to win!
    P.S. Where did you get that push-up container? It looks great!

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  2. My elbows and knees are so dry after this long winter and spring - they could use some extra TLC! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Oy, my poor little feet could use some lavender balm! Poor little feet. All out in the sun and air for the first time since winter... :)

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  4. Looks wonderful!
    I would use the lavender to soothe my beaten up hands, farming doesn't especially leave you with the delicate soft hands you wish for.
    Will you also be selling some?

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  5. I would love to try this balm for myself or for my son who has to wear safety glasses for his summer job and is getting horribly dry/irritated skin around his temples - thanks for the chance! nancy in bridgewater

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  6. Niiiice! I need some! I would use it on my recent post baby belly which has gotten all dried up since being stretched to the moon & back. :-P
    Nat

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  7. The lavender sounds amazing! My feet could sure use some of this! You are SO crafty Sherri :)

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your receipe! Lavender sounds amazing! Would be lovely to use on my feet, elbows and the kiddos too (if there was any left - ha ha!)

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  9. I love anything lavender. And yes, where is that push-up container from ? neat. If I don't win the balm can I win the little boy holding the container ;-) He is so adorable.

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  10. I agree with Vicki, where did you get the glass push up container?? TRÈS cool.

    This sounds devine! I would use my lavender balm as a gift to my mother. She's recently had a 'life change' in order to become more healthy and for the first time in as long as I can remember feels GREAT about her body and her health. Her feet have carried such burdens (both emotional and physical) for so long, they hurt her so. She would love this. :)

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  11. I ordered the push-up container from Brambleberry in the States. I only ordered the one, and I love it! I knocked it on the floor in the middle of the night and cracked it, but it still works peachily. :)

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  12. Love the push up container and love the look of the balm. It looks like a giant creamy chapstick :) In our house we would prefer unscented as my daughter and I have eczema and can't tolerate many scented products. Although I am sure the lavender smells divine. Thanks for the recipe!

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  13. I would love the unscented - and would use it on my feet which seem to hurt all the time lately. A little pampering would be lovely!

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  14. well that would be easy! i have an almost 3 year old little boy and also a 6 month old daughter so definitely them! probably unscented although lavender might be nice to try as well!

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  15. Lovely! Just what I need for the newt's dry bits.

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  16. The balm looks lovely. If I won, I would use it on everyone who lives here, because we all have dry skin now and then. I think I would prefer the lavender-scented one.

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  17. hey sherrie, i could use it on the baby belly so i don't get anymore stretch marks, not that i can really prevent it the third time around,our product but just imagaine if your product was the magical one,lol

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  18. So awesome! I'd use the unscented one on everything...I do live in the dryest city in Canada, after all :)

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  19. Hey Sherrie,

    Kim Seeley Here. I'd love either one, really, I'm not picky. If I have to pick one, the lavender one. :)

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  20. Goodness! Sorry this comment is so late, I hope I can squeeze in here!
    I would use the lavender on my hands constantly, because soft hands+ lavendar is simply the best thing I can think of at this moment (and every moment I smell anything lavendar)!

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