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The Best Coconut Olive Bee Balm

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Inspired by the wonderful Crunchy Betty, today I set out to make a simple three ingredient balm. But first, a little back-story.

Making the balm only took about 10 minutes, but the process actually began several months ago when I started collecting leftover beeswax candle bits.

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This little one still has a few burns to go, but soon it will no longer light. Rather than pitching the leftovers, why not salvage that leftover wax for  fun and thrifty projects?

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After you have saved enough beeswax bits, remove the old wick and anything else that is not beeswax.  Chop up the bits and melt them down using a double broiler. Once liquefied, pour into a mold. I used an oiled cupcake tin.  Once dried pop them out and day dream about what you want to use your beeswax for! You can even turn them back into candles ☺

The Best Coconut Olive Bee Balm

Ingredients:

Double Broiler or Makeshift Double Broiler

Cheese Grater or Knife

1 Cup Beeswax

1 Cup Coconut Oil

1 1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Some sort of a container. I opted for some old glass jars.

Yields about 2 and 3/4 cups.

Step One: Grate your beeswax for quick melting OR use a knife to chop into small bits.

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Step Two: Prep your ingredients.

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Step Three: Start melting and stirring. Beeswax first, then add coconut oil and olive oil.

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Step Four: Pour into containers. Don’t make my mistake, use a funnel if you need to!

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Step Five: Let solidify and enjoy! This balm will last about 12 months.

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Why Make Your Own?

Three safe ingredients means no second guessing what you are slathering on your body.

Use a fancy jar and you just made an inexpensive homemade gift.

Great full body balm, even your lips!

 ♥ali

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4 thoughts on “The Best Coconut Olive Bee Balm

  1. This is awesome, I will definitely try this.

  2. How does it smell? I bought a little jar at IKEA today since I didn’t have any handy at home. Any recommendations on where to get straight beeswax? I don’t have any candles hanging around either.

  3. It smells wonderful! The coconut oil is dominant with a touch of honey smell from the beeswax. IYou can also play around with adding essential oils. You may be able to find beeswax at a whole foods or another natural food type store. If you want to order online, I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs. Here is a link to their wax page: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/wax/wax.php

    This is honestly my favorite moisturizer! Its not greasy, soaks in quickly, and smells wonderful!

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