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Shirley Bovshow is showing you how to make your own balm at home.

Materials and Ingredients

  • Jars
  • Double boiler (pot with boiling water and a metal bowl)
  • Spatula
  • 1 tbsp of Beeswax
  • 5 tbsp of Olive oil
  • 25 drops of Eucalyptus oil
  • 25 drops of Frankincense oil
  • 10 drops of Rosemary oil
  • 3 drops of Peppermint oil

Directions

1. Set up a double boiler where you place a metal bowl over a pot filled with boiling water
2. Add 1 Tbsp of beeswax and 5 Tbsp of Olive oil to the metal pan and stir with a spatula until the wax melts, but don't boil!
3. Add 25 drops of Eucalyptus oil
4. Add 25 drops of Frankincense oil
5. Add 10 drops of Rosemary oil
6. Add 3 drops of Peppermint oil
7. Stir all and you are done and ready to pour the balm into these amber jars

Tips:
· Wait until the balm cools off before closing the jars, as the heat causes condensation adding water to the formula!
· Never boil the beeswax and oil because it will become too hot and degrade the useful properties in the essential oils.
· Do not use essential oil formulations on babies or small children because they’re too strong for them.
· Place paper towels or other disposable cover on table because beeswax is difficult to remove and clean off.

Additional uses for a Eucalyptus tree:
· Eucalyptus super powerful roots soak up groundwater where malaria is prevalent and where swamp conditions persist.
· Eucalyptus trees have been used for years around the world to dry up swamps!
· Eucalyptus lumber is considered "sustainable" because the lumber supply is renewed in just a few years.
· The leaves are saturated with essential oils for making medicines and therapeutic formulas
· The trunk has beautiful peeling bark which is used to make pulp for papermaking.

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