Mother Earth Living

Body & Soul: Ache-Soothing Balm

<p>This rich and buttery balm is easy to use and conditioning to your skin and muscles. Make an extra batch to share at your next seedling exchange or with a favorite neighbor.</p>
<p>• 1?4 cup grated cocoa butter<br />
• 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil<br />
• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br />
• 1 tablespoon grated beeswax<br />
• 1 to 2 drops peppermint essential oil<br />
• 1 to 2 drops rosemary essential oil<br />
• 1 to 2 drops lavender essential oil</p>
<p>1. Place all ingredients except essential oils in a heat-resistant container.  In the microwave or on the stovetop, gently heat until ingredients just begin to melt. <br />
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2. Remove from heat and stir until blended and melted. Add essential oils and stir. <br />
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3. Pour into a clean container (or, for small bars, pour into a clean ice cube tray). Let cool completely. To use: Rub the balm over your skin, focusing on sore muscle areas. </p>
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<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty from the Garden <em>(Holt Paperbacks, 2002).</em>
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<strong>Body & Soul: Heal Muscles with Apres-Gardening</strong>

  • Published on Mar 5, 2010
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