Simple Honey Hand Balm (without Emulsifier or Preservative)
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Almond oil
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 5 tablespoons Beeswax chips
- 1 tablespoon Shea butter
- 1-1/2 tablespoons Raw organic honey ( http://carmichaelshoney.com/)
- Essential oils of your choice
Combine everything except for the raw honey, and essential oils in a microwave safe bowl.Combine everything except for the raw honey, Leucidal Liquid SF (if using), and essential oils in a microwave safe bowl.Place the bowl of melted oils in the freezer for about 2 minutes. When you take it out, the mixture should be solid around the edges but still liquid in the middle.Stir for about 15 seconds until the mixture comes together almost like a thick batter.Add the honey, and essential oils. Stir again. Spoon the balm into a lidded glass container, and pop it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely.Let the balm solidify before using..
Raw Honey Facts:
Raw honey helps balance the bacteria on your skin, which makes it a great product to use for acne. Manuka honey has been studied as an anti–acne product and found to be significantly more effective than other popular products. Honey speeds up your skin cells’ healing processes
Why is raw honey good for your skin?
Honey is a humectant which helps your skin absorb and retain moisture which keeps it from drying out. Honey is packed with natural antioxidants and anti-microbial properties which help protect, repair and prevent skin damage. Honey is also quite calming to the skin.