Two ingredients and a few minutes of time is all it takes to make this simple dry skin balm. I made a little pot over the weekend and haven’t stopped applying it to my lips and hands because it makes them so soft and hydrated.
Olive oil and beeswax are the only ingredients. Olive oil is wonderful for dry skin and beeswax acts as a protective barrier, and has a whole host of other benefits too. You simply melt the oil and wax in a double boiler, stir, and pour into a little jar or tin. That’s it.
The finished product is similar in consistency to Vaseline, but less greasy and without the petrochemicals. It has a mild beeswax scent that I love. The recipe can easily be doubled to make two pots of gold – one for you and one for a friend.
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1.5 tsp. beeswax, pastilles or grated
A double boiler can be created simply by nestling a glass bowl, measuring cup or jar into a pot of water. However, you want to avoid the glass receptacle from sitting directly on the bottom of the pot as breakage could occur.