Before we begin just a few side notes so that you can have a successful balm making experience. I find that if anyone of you is like me and skips right to the recipe you may not be aware of certain information that may become helpful to you. First I find that using a small rimmed top mason jar to melt my balm ingredients very user friendly. However, for some if you own a double broiler which I do not own then using a double broiler is the ideal method. I am a practical as well as frugal woman at times so to me mason jars can handle the heat as it sits in the pan of water melting the ingredients, can be used repeatedly and are easy to come by. Also with the small rimmed mason jar it is extremely user friendly when it comes time to poring the ingredients into a container/s to store your balm in. Using a mason jar can make it hard to grab when you want to remove your balm from the pan when it is time so I use an oven mitt or canning tongs.
Second Remember that you have to work fast when the ingredients are ready to be pored due to them cooling at such a very fast rate so have your container/s that you are going to pore it into ready. This recipe makes 9 ounces. A little goes a long way with this recipe. Also make sure that the container is dark so that the essential oils that are volatile aren't compromised by light.
Third Do not pore the essential oils into the ingredients while the ingredients are hot or you will compromise all of the essential oils therapeutic healing properties due to essential oils are volatile.
Forth If for whatever reason you need to remelt your ingredients know that you risk the chance of having had your essential oils therapeutic qualities evaporate so you will have to compensate for this factor.
Fifth Try to stick with organic if at all possible due to this is a form of medicine that you will be applying topically so you do not want any contaminates of any sort.
Sixth This recipe is not for use on a pregnant woman, nursing mamas, anyone allergic to nuts or an anti-inflammatory, children as well as animals.
RECIPE *This recipe makes 9 ounces*
STEP ONE Gather the ingredients that are needed for the making of this balm. You will need the following: 1 teaspoon of Helichrysum italicum essential oil sometimes referred to as Helichrysum or Immortelle 2 ounces of Refined Organic Coconut Oil 2 ounces of Jojoba Oil 2 ounces of Beeswax .50 ounces of 100 % Raw Cocoa Butter
STEP TWO Gathering the materials that are needed for the making of the balm. You will need the following: Kitchen scale Small rim one pint mason jar Pan Water Chopstick (I choose a chopstick for easy clean up and to not waste as much of the balm) Spatula Container/s Timer Oven mitt or Canning tongs Stove top
STEP THREE Place two inches of water in pan on stove top at low heat. You want to melt your ingredients slowly not have them come to a boil. Place small rimmed one pint mason jar in the water with the following ingredients; 2 ounces of ORGANIC REFINED COCONUT OIL, 2 ounces of JOJOBA OIL, 2 ounces of BEESWAX, 2 ounces of RAW COCOA BUTTER. Gently stir until melted. When ingredients are melted remove mason jar from water, turn off heat and set timer for 9 minutes. After the 9 minutes are up add the one teaspoon of Helichrysum Essential Oil and stir with your chopstick until well blended. Pore into your container/s. Do not cap your container/s until your ingredients are completely cool. This prevents condensation buildup which will lead to mold. This also prevents if you are using tins rust from developing.
STEP FOUR Label your finished product. I recommend having the following on your labels: expiration, directions and ingredients. This balm if kept in a dark container in a cool place and due to it does not have any water in it's ingredients should last 4 months from the making of the product. Here is my directions for this balm. Direction: To be applied by simply massaging a pea size amount on area that is bruised, wounded or scarred 3 times a day.
So why choose the ingredients in this balm? Each ingredient as they stand alone have such amazing therapeutic healing properties that blended together you definitely stand a great chance of healing to take place for a bruise, wound or scar repair.
Helichrysum Essential Oil has the therapeutic qualities of being an anti-hematic (able to aid in clearing up blood clots), anticoagulant (thinning of blood), antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory,cicatrisant (repair of scar tissue), antimicrobial, antiseptic, emollient (retains moisture there by aiding in skin to remain smooth and soft not dehydrated and cracking), fungicidal, cytophylactic (promotes cell health, stimulates the production of new growth).
Organic Refined Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil have the therapeutic qualities of being excellent emollients which is what is needed when a wound or scar is repairing.
Beeswax and 100% Raw Cocoa Butter both have the therapeutic qualities of being an anti-inflammatory.
The following pictures are of my son-in-law who received road rash while riding his motorcycle. Luckily he was able to walk away from his accident to ride another day! Throughout his recovery he was instructed to keep the wound clean, balm on and covered with clean bandages at all times. Wounds heal faster being covered. Here is an interesting link to wounds covered healing faster https://www.band-aid.com/proper-wound-care/wound-care-myths
Thank you for the use of the pictures. I am very glad you are feeling better!
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