Ointments & Body Butters using Butters and Waxes

The following recipes are easy to make and make wonderful balms for the face and body.

They are only suggestions and ideas on how to mix butters and waxes with other vegetable and essential oils.  You can play with the proportions given below to change the consistency of the product so that you can create exactly what works for you.

In a 100 ml jar

  1. Melt the beeswax, cocoa and shea butter in a Bain Marie
  2. Add the other vegetable and essential oils
  3. Stir
  4. Pour into jar and leave to cool
  5. Enjoy

Body Butter for Mature Skin

(suitable for face and body) 
In a 100 ml jar

Shea butter 50 ml
Cocoa butter 20 ml
Rosehip 10 ml
Macadamia 10 ml
Borage 10 ml
10 drops frankincense
4 drops geranium
1 drops patchouli

Body Butter for dry skin

Suitable for face and body
in a 100 ml jar

Shea butter 30 ml
Calendula 30 ml
Coconut / Monoi 20ml
Cocoa butter 20 ml
Beeswax 10 ml
10 drops palmarosa
7 drops geranium
4 drops bergamot
2 drops lavender
2 drops petitgrain or neroli

Tissue repair Ointment

(to massage over scarred and damaged tissue)
In a 100 ml jar

Shea butter 50 ml
Rosehip 30 ml
Cocoa butter 10 ml
Argan 10 ml
20 drops frankincense
10 drops lavender

Gentle exfoliating orange cleanser

Suitable for face and body
In a 100 ml jar

Shea butter 30 ml
Jojoba 20 ml
Cocoa butter 10 ml
Beeswax 10 ml
1/2 Teaspoon of oatmeal flakes or crushed wheatgerm
1.5 ml orange ess. oil
1.5 ml mandarin ess. oil

Lip Balm

In a 15ml jar

Beeswax 5 ml
Olive / Rosehip / Calendula 14 ml  
Lemon essential oil 1 ml


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