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Beeswax Balm

Beeswax Balm

Personal care products made of natural plants and herbs give a high level of helpful nutrients to the skin. They nourish, replenish, and rejuvenate. By contrast, synthetic personal care products give no nourishment, and often contain ingredients that are known or suspected carcinogens, such as artificial colors and formaldehyde.

  • 2.5 ounces olive oil (substitute grapeseed oil if you have oily skin)
  • 1/2 ounce pure beeswax
  • 12 drops grapefruit seed extract
  • 4 ounces distilled water

Combine the oil and beeswax in a double boiler. (If you don’t have a double
boiler, place the oil and beeswax in a small pan set inside a larger pan
containing boiling water, on the stove.) Once the wax is melted, remove from
the heat, add water, and mix with a hand or electric mixer until creamy. Stir in the
grapefruit seed extract, and place in a glass jar with a screw top.

Makes: 1/4 cup

Shelf Life: 1 year

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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11:39PM PDT on Sep 19, 2011

The local beekeepers I get honey from gave me a MOUND of beeswax when I asked for a little bit! I make skin ointments, waterproof gourds, and seal shitake plugs with it.

9:18AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

thanks, gonna go try this one now.

4:43AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

thanks

8:39AM PDT on Mar 29, 2008

To find bees wax,go to www.mountainroseherbs.com They sell 1 ounce for $1.25.

10:28AM PDT on Mar 23, 2008

do you have a pictures for bee wax products ?

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