Homemade beeswax ointment Recipe
The beeswax salve or beeswax ointment, is one of the purest creams that you can use for your own skin but also for the whole family! The use of natural beeswax and oil of your choice is offered for both cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. So you can make a wax ointment to treat wrinkles and hydration, but also to treat eczema, psoriasis, burns and other skin diseases with great success and without harmful chemicals!
With a good beeswax ointment, you can treat dry skin, hardening of the elbows, knees, heels, freckles, help regenerate the skin, relieve colds and musculoskeletal pain. Imagine how many more applications it can find!
The materials needed are from very simple, to complex depending on the experience and the desired result. What do we mean by that?
The basic recipe is 70% oil with 30% wax.
Now the endless choices begin!
The wax can be soaked in oil, it can be plain, it can be processed, it can be soy wax, even whale wax, it can also be a mix with a little cocoa butter or shea butter! You can also combine the above!
Oil mixing also has endless options. If you put St. John’s wort oil, it is ideal for burns and musculoskeletal pain. If you put peach oil it is excellent anti-aging, if you prefer jojoba it will not burden the oily skin, and the list is endless. Of course, you can make great combinations of oils depending on the desired result.
Assuming you want a 100ml beeswax ointment, 70ml is the oil. In these 70ml you can use a base of 40ml almond oil and add 15ml evening primrose and another 15ml calendula, for deep hydration, anti-aging and sensitive skin, prone to skin problems.
Then there is the addition of essential oils. You can put for 100ml wax ointment, up to 12 drops of essential oil of your choice or combinations! As with oil, the essential oil is added according to the desired result. It gives aroma and its action is much stronger than oils.
The method of preparation is simple and at the same time demanding. The secret lies in stirring. If you want a nice creamy and glossy texture, you have to stir patiently.
You will need a ben marie, a stainless steel stirring spatula, a scale to accurately measure your wax, a volumetric tube to measure your oil, and of course a sterile jar.
We start by putting the wax in the ben marie. Wait patiently for the wax to melt well without leaving any pieces. Start and slowly add the oil with good stirring. Before pouring the next 10ml of oil, there should be no threads between oil and wax in our ben marie. When the process is complete, remove from the heat and continue stirring for 10 minutes. Let rest for another 10 minutes and stir. You will notice that on the second stirring it gets a smoother texture. Allow to cool well and start adding the essential oils. Stir drop by drop gently until each drop of the essential oil is absorbed. The wonderful food for your skin, is ready for packaging!
And one last secret! 1/2 teaspoon of honey per 100ml, gives extra elasticity and nourishment to the skin! Add the honey after the essential oil!