Would you like to know how to make balm that can nourish your skin and to protect your skin from excess water loss?
If so, I will share with you a simple way on how to make a balm. The process involved using a bain-marie to gently melt the ingredients together. You may want to know balm don’t contain water and they set hard, making them practical, transportable and safe from microbial attack.
Here is a simple way on how you can make your very own balm:
- You need to place the oils, butter, and wax into a glass bowl. At the same time fill a saucepan halfway with boiling water. Thereafter, place the glass bowl on top to form a bain-marie. Allow the ingredients to melt.
- Be careful to remove the hot glass bowl from the heat. As the balm cools, add the essentials oils and mix well.
- Pour into a sterilized jar and leave to cool for about an hour. You will notice that the balm will change in colour, and becoming more opaque as it cools.
Does making balm sound complicated? Do let me know what you think.
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