Place your pre-measured beeswax into the top half of a double boiler. Fill the bottom half about ½ to 2/3 full of water and place over low to medium heat. Heat the pan slowly until you hear it start to come close to a boil, then turn the heat down to low to where the water is simmering.
Once the beeswax has melted fully and is clear, stir in the coconut oil and jojoba oil and continue stirring until the salve is clear.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool just slightly (you don’t want it to harden!), then you can add in the essential oils. The myrrh is a thick oil, and it takes a minute to get going, so be prepared for that. The rest of the oils are very runny, so be careful to not overdo it on the essential oils.
Pour your dry skin balm into the containers until it reaches just under the top edge.
Let the containers sit, uncovered, at room temperature until they are completely cool. Feel the centers of the bottom of the containers to tell for sure. It may take up to an hour, depending on the size of the containers you used. The containers I used were the 2-ounce size and it took close to an hour. You don’t want to put the lids on early, as it will cause moisture to build up inside which can cause issues with the balm down the road. Once you are sure the containers are completely cool, go ahead and put on the lids. They’re now ready to use or gift!
How To Use Dry Skin Balm
Apply the dry skin balm to any areas that need moisture, or are flaky and dry. For itchy skin, do the same.
You can repeat this process as needed, and if you are really having major issues, apply a drop or two of the recommended essential oils themselves on top of the salve as well and rub in.
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