Gift-Worthy: Lemon Skin Balm
Homemade gifts are generally inexpensive and always thoughtful.
And homemade gifts do not have to be made out of sugar. Case in point, this skin balm that smells AMAZING. Like a lemon cookie, but without the sugar.
About The Ingredients
You’ll need just 3 items to make this balm: Coconut oil, beeswax, and lemon essential oil. Here’s where to find them:
- Coconut oil — Available at any grocery store (I buy mine at Trader Joe’s)
- Beeswax – A package of beeswax generally costs around $10. You can purchase at Whole Foods, natural food co-ops, craft stores, and online: Beeswax Organic Pastilles, Yellow, 100% Pure 16 Oz
- Lemon essential oil – Available at Whole Foods, natural food co-ops, and online: Aura Cacia Essential Oil, Renewing Lemon, 2 fluid ounce
The good news is that once you buy the beeswax and lemon oil, you can use these items to make other homemade skin and household products. All in all, a small container of lemon skin balm costs right around 25 cents to make.
Lemon Skin Balm Uses
This balm is a multi-tasker. Use it:
- To sooth dry skin on the hands, elbows or heels
- As a cuticle butter (to moisturize and soften cuticles)
- As a lip balm (just reduce the lemon essential oil down to 10 drops)
- After exfoliating with this gingerbread sugar scrub or lemon sugar scrub
This balm contains no questionable or unpronounceable ingredients, and is perfect for people on your gift list who like beauty products and/or natural products. Make a batch to give as a Christmas gift – and don’t forget to keep some for yourself.
- 1/8 cup beeswax pellets
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- Place beeswax and coconut oil in a small saucepan over very low heat. Stir until the beeswax is melted, which will take just a minute or so.
- Once beeswax is melted, remove from heat and add lemon essential oil. Stir until combined.
- Pour mixture into containers. Allow to cool to harden.