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Making a rose lip balm
Did you ever collect rose petals to make ‘perfume’ as a child? Making rose petal lip balm is just as easy, but the results are so much better!
I like to know exactly what is going into my lip balm - so much of it gets eaten off.
Fresh rose petals - the deeper the colour and the more scented the better. They don’tneed to be perfect, so rain damaged flowers are ideal. You need enough to loosely fillyour jar.
Oil - I like almond oil but other fine facial oils also work well (or a mix)
Beeswax (pelleted or grated)- 8-10% of the weight of the oil
Peppermint essential oil (optional)
Coconut oil (optional) - this makes the resulting balm creamier in texture.
Square of muslin to cover Sieve
Bowl to fit over pan
Small lidded pots for lipbalm
Fill your jar with rose petals and cover with the oil.
Make sure the petals are submerged. Fasten muslin cloth on top. Put on a sunny windowsill for a month and shake every few days.
Put sieve over bowl, line with the cloth and pour rose mixture in, leave to drain.
This is your rose inflused oil. If you like you can use it as a face oil or bath oil (add insome essential oils for added oomph).
Weigh oil, put it into bowl over simmering water. Add in 8- 10% weight in beeswax alongwith a table spoon of coconut oil if using. Let it melt. The more beeswax the firmer thebalm.
Leave to cool slightly - add in peppermint oil if using (8 drops per 20 g balm) and thenpour into lidded pots.
If you find that the texture isn’t exactly as you like it then remelt and add in a little extra oil if it was too firm or a little extra beeswax if it was too soft. You can also add in a couple ofdrops of rose essential oil if you want more scent - though there is a natural rose scent it is very subtle.