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Making your own seasonal balms

Making your own seasonal balms

Did you know that it is very easy to make your own care balms? With just a few simple steps, you can create a small kit of balms for everyday use. Respiratory balm, dream balm, minor injuries balm, body balm, lip balm... we explain how to do it, follow the guide! 1. organic home-made balm recipes For each of these recipes, follow one of the two methods detailed below. Respiratory Balm 15 ml 1 tablespoon of organic shea butter 1 teaspoon of organic jojoba oil 10 drops of organic ravintsara essential oil 5 drops of organic niaouli essential oil 5 drops of organic Scots pine essential oil The little balm to always have in your pocket to facilitate breathing, stimulate the immune system and protect against winter viruses and microbes. Apply to the chest, wrists and neck when needed. Synergy reserved for adults and teenagers, do not use for children, pregnant and breastfeeding women. Comforting Balm 15 ml Organic shea butter 9.5 ml Organic calendula oily macerate 3.8 ml Organic yellow beeswax 1,5 ml Organic sweet orange essential oil 6 drops Organic Roman chamomile essential oil 6 drops The one that balms the heart in case of stress, low morale or a little grief. A tender composition combining sweet orange, Roman chamomile and calendula, to be applied to the wrists and solar plexus when needed. Adults and children from 3 years of age, do not expose the skin to the sun as the balm contains photosensitising sweet orange essential oil. Small injuries balm 50 ml Organic arnica oily macerate 39 ml Organic yellow beeswax 10 ml Organic immortelle essential oil 10 drops Organic Roman chamomile essential oil 10 drops A little rescue balm to soothe bruises, blows and bumps. Apply as soon as possible to the area of impact, rub in well and repeat until the haematoma disappears. Adults and children from 6 years of age. For children from 3 years of age, this balm can be applied in very small quantities, maximum 3 times a day. Not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women or children under 3 years of age. Dream Balm 50 ml 3 tablespoons of organic shea butter 2 tablespoons of organic sweet almond oil 10 drops of organic red mandarin essential oil 6 drops of organic fine lavender essential oil 6 drops of organic sweet orange essential oil 6 drops of organic bergamot essential oil A very gentle balm to help you fall asleep, let go and get a restful sleep. Apply a small amount to the wrists, neck and solar plexus before going to bed. Adults and children from 7 years of age. Not to be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, or by babies and young children. Rich body balm for very dry areas 100 ml 6 tablespoons of organic shea butter 2 tablespoons of organic avocado oil 1 tablespoon of organic rose hip oil Formulated without essential oils, this generous balm with its creamy texture is suitable for everyone and will be particularly effective in nourishing and softening the dry areas of the body and preventing the appearance of stretch marks in pregnant women. Easy Lip Balm 15 ml 2 teaspoons organic vegetable cocoa butter paste 2 teaspoons organic coconut oil 2 drops of organic red mandarin essential oil A very easy to make lip balm to nourish, soften, protect and repair lips in all seasons. With a delicious taste of coconut, cocoa and mandarin, yum! 2. Learn how to make a natural balm Method 1: The creamy plant balm, butter and oil All you have to do is mix a solid fat such as shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and vegetable oils. In order for the balm to have a texture that holds together, the solid fat(s) will always be in the majority proportion in the formula. This type of balm is the easiest to make. Implementation : 1- Place the vegetable butter in a stainless steel bowl. 2 - Melt the vegetable butter in a water bath that is not too hot, without heating the butter too much and, above all, without bringing it to the boil. 3 - Remove from the water bath, pour the vegetable oils into the bowl and mix with a mini whisk until the mixture is homogeneous. 3 - Add essential oils and/or vitamin E if necessary. 4 - Pour the preparation into a jar. For a better setting of the balm, place the jar in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. An alternative technique: if you don't want to use a bain-marie, you can also grind your vegetable butter with your oils in a mortar with a pestle until it forms a smooth paste and then mix well with a mini whisk. Made under good hygienic conditions, your balm will keep for at least 6 months. Method 2: solid balm, vegetable oil and wax This method ensures that the balm is more solid and less sensitive to temperature variations. This type of balm is composed of a mixture of vegetable oils and beeswax or vegetable wax which will give the balm its solid texture. It can also be enhanced with vegetable butters. Implementation : 1- Place the wax, vegetable oils and any vegetable butters in a stainless steel bowl. 2 - Place the bowl in a water bath that is not too hot, until the mixture has melted. 3 - Remove from the water bath and add the other ingredients (vitamin E, essential oils, oil-soluble cosmetic actives). 4 - Mix the mixture well with a mini whisk and then pour it into your pot as a paste. 5 - Allow to cool to room temperature. Made under good hygienic conditions, your balm will keep for at least 6 months.

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