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!