Home made bee balm

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I love making my own products. I find it so satisfying. Not to mention it saves me lots of money! I also know exactly what has gone into the product. In my search to find a new baby botty balm I came across this easy recipe from a delightful home. Stacy calls this non-petroleum jelly but I think bee balm has a nice ring to it. This bee balm can be used anywhere that you would normally use petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) is a by-product of oil drilling. So basically when you use petroleum jelly you’re rubbing oil (gasoline) on your body. Eww and double eww.

What you’ll need:

30g grated beeswax
1/2 cup olive oil

What to do:

Melt the beeswax and olive oil over a low heat in a sauce pan (this happens very quickly so stay close by).
Once melted pour into clean glass jars.
This balm can be used on anyone and anywhere. It makes a great baby balm and lip balm. It also works fantastically as a pot sealer, tree sealer and is also good for helping chickens with scaly leg mites.

11 thoughts on “Home made bee balm

  1. September 19, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Thanks for this. I just love this natural idea. Not quite sure where to buy the bees wax from though. I will have to search!

    1. September 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

      hi in NZ you can buy it from lotis oils or soapcraft or go native. good luck Mx

  2. September 19, 2012 at 4:19 am

    Thanks for this. I just love this natural idea. Not quite sure where to buy the bees wax from though. I will have to search!

  3. Anonymous
    September 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Thanks .. I stopped using petroleum jelly over 15 yrs ago unless desperate. Unpetroleum jelly is on the high end. Looking forward to trying this? Thanks!

    1. September 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

      Hope this has worked for you. I;m loving it Mx

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  5. March 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Wow cuz this is extremely good work! Congrats and
    keep it up.

  6. Becki
    May 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Sorry to be so dumb, but do I need to weigh the beeswax? I have no scale. I wonder how to measure it in cups?

    1. May 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Not dumb at all. I dont know actually. glad you found an answer though. Next time Ill measure it and add it on here. Mx

  7. Becki
    May 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm
  8. joh
    May 30, 2014 at 1:14 am

    I used a beeswax, oo, and plantain mix that cleared up even pustular sores on baby’s bottoms. Brilliant.

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