Monday, 4 December 2017

Lip Balm Base - How to make your own emollients

How to make your own emollients, lip balms, skin ointments 


Soft, pure, white paraffin jelly (also known as white vaseline) is an ideal skin emollient, keeping moisture in while capturing and slow releasing any plant oils mixed into it. No preservatives need adding. Shelf life is indefinite depending on oils added.

Because some beeswax had been contaminated with fungus, and sterilized beeswax loses its goodness, we use this base in our ointments for wound healing and eczema.

Ratio for mixing your own skin ointments or lip balms is usually 5ml base to 6 drops of essential oil/plant oil. Add more oils for a stronger product. All oils are suitable to add to this base.

For more information visit www.healing-oil.co.za