DIY Natural Balm

DIY Natural Balm

Balms are simple to make and great for assisting with minor skin irritations and bumps and scrapes. 
This recipe can be customised by adding your choice of carrier oils, infused oils, essential oils or other oil-soluble actives.


Makes 100g


Beeswax (any type)


Shea Butter (any type)


Carrier Oils


Vitamin E, Mixed Tocopherols


Essential Oils (e.g. Lavender) approx. 20 drops


Bowl (preferably glass or pyrex)
Saucepan that will fit the bowl on top
Alumium or glass pot


  1. Place all ingredients apart from Essential Oils and Vitamin E into a double boiler and melt until liquid.
  2. Remove from the heat
  3. When liquid has cooled (around 45°C), add the Essential Oils and Vitamin E. Stir thoroughly to blend (if you find the balm has started to set before pouring just pop it back into the double boiler quickly to remelt).
  4. Pour into your aluminium/glass pot and let set.

This recipe has been formulated for adults - if using this balm on children decrease essential oils to 0.5g (10 drops), and on babies 0.25g (5 drops) please note if using on babies only use essential oils like lavender, mandarin or chamomile.

Double Boiler
Half fill a saucepan with water, bring to the boil and reduce to a gentle simmer.
Place the ingredients into a pouring pitcher, tempered glass or stainless steel jug small enough to fit inside the saucepan and best if the handle goes over the outside of the pot. Carefully place the bowl onto the simmering water.

Carrier Oils: You can choose your carrier oils – whether it be a single carrier oil or a blend of carrier oils, they just need to total 78grams.  Eg. Calendula Infused Oil 40g + Avocado Oil 38g = 78g.  Here are some of the ones we like using:

Calendula Infused Oil, Kawakawa Infused Oil, Arnica Infused Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Olive Oil.

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