As part of our workshops in December, we made three delightful lip balm flavors. We made my classic lip balm that I’ve made in the past: calendula infused olive oil with and a hint of citrus. We made a peppermint cocoa with a hint of honey. And then we have a red tinted lip balm made with beet powder and a little peppermint. Hope you enjoy all three!
All in a base of shea butter, coconut oil and RI beeswax. Calendula: Calendula infused olive oil, orange essential oil. Hot Cocoa: organic cocoa powder, raw honey, peppermint essential oil. Red Tinted: organic beet powder, peppermint essential oil.
Shea Butter Calendula Soap
This is an awesome, creamy soap full of skin nourishment. I infused the fresh calendula flowers in olive oil last summer and am so glad for a chance to use more of it! This bright and sunny flower is an amazing herb for the skin, Used topically it is soothing to itchy rashes including eczema, wounds and burns, including sunburn, pimples, herpes sores, and fever blisters. It is also anti-fungal and helps relieve athlete’s foot, jock itch, yeast and other fungal infections. All this added to the creamy nourishment fair trade shea butter and cocoa butter makes a yummy skin experience.
shea butter, cocoa butter, calendula infused olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, lye (saponifying agent), water, powdered oats, essential oils
Sore Muscle Soak
The borax and clay in this remedy might sound weird, but they are actually full of minerals that soak back into your skin as you bathe. Plus, the clay has drawing properties that help to pull toxins from the body. The minerals from the epsom salt and sea salt soak in as well, and the essential oil blend is made with anti-inflammatory, pain relieving oils.
Suggested Use: Put 4-6 Tbsp in hot bathwater and let it fully dissolve. Soak in the calm.
epsom salt, borax, sea salt, kaolin clay, essential oil blend
The exfoliating action of this scrub helps your largest organ of elimination (your skin) to get rid of your body’s toxins more easily, as well as removing dead skin and dirt. The oils help to moisturize your skin, leaving you silky soft and smooth.
This salt scrub comes in two varieties
Energize and Refresh is a blend of citrus, evergreen and rosemary essential oils. It is designed to awaken the senses and leave you feeling invigorated and alive. Also, rosemary aids in improving memory and brain function. This blend reminds me of a refreshing wintertime walk through a crisp white forest.
Calm and Soothing is a blend of chamomile and lavender, making this very calming and relaxing. Just the act of smelling these herbs triggers a physiological response through the limbic system. When we smell something, that smell goes straight to our blood stream, delivering the beneficial effects of the essential oils. So take a deep breath and let the stress melt away.
Take a scoop with your hands in the shower or bath, scrubbing it all over your body after you wash. Then just rinse it off. It’s better to use after soap so you don’t wash away all the healing oils. It leaves your body silky smooth with no oily residue.
almond oil, avocado oil, jojoba oil, sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, vitamin E, essential oils