Do you enjoy giving homemade gifts? Looking for a simple, yet luxurious natural gift? This formula makes a wonderful teacher’s gift, Mother’s Day gift, Christmas gift, or a gift to yourself! The recipe can be adapted to a variety of essential oils. Try this DIY Luxury Beauty Balm!
DIY Beauty Balm
This recipe can be adapted using a variety of plant-based butter and oils. The addition of frankincense and myrrh makes it uniquely luxurious and beneficial. No wonder the wise men prized these oils! I use this blend for my face and body.
Frankincense is extracted from the gum or resin of the Boswellia tree. Frankincense is highly therapeutic, useful for mood balancing, immune boosting and skin care. It is perfect for this skin softening recipe!
Myrrh is extracted from the resin of the Commiphora plant and helps with hormonal balance, overall well-being, and skin care.
I love the scent of this combination, but feel free to add another oil such as lavender or sandalwood. I would describe this combination as earthy and woodsy. I let the frankincense dominate by doubling the amount.
I use 50 ml *Miron violet cosmetic glass jars, but 4-ounce mason jars will work. (See Miron Violet Glass.) Have fun with the labels – metallic gold labels are available and would work well to complete the gift of gold, frankincense and myrrh if you’re giving for Christmas.
*Miron violet is a unique glass which blocks damaging UV rays while allowing beneficial ones. Learn more about it in the previous post Miron Violet Glass.