Orange Butter Lip Balm
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Today I will be featuring the salve recipe that I told you all about yesterday. When I was first formulating this recipe, I really wanted to make something that would help the skin retain its moisture and yet would be ultra gentle to apply on the skin. I was thinking of something that would be solid in a jar yet pliable. This salve even doubles as a fabulous body butter.
One of the integral ingredients for this recipe is the High Melt Point Shea Butter. High Melt Point Shea Butter is what gives this recipe the wonderful creaminess and what keeps it solid in the jar. The Shea Butter also helps keep the salve on your skin, not on everything else!
I also used Rose Hip Oil. Rose Hip Oil is perfect in recipes that need just a little TLC. Whether you choose to use this on rough heels, dry elbows or even cuticles, you know you have Rose Hip on your team. I really like Rose Hip Oil because it does wonders for the skin all without feeling overly greasy or heavy.
Next I added some Meadowfoam Oil. Meadowfoam is spectacular at moisturizing the skin. By keeping the skin soft, it increases the elasticity of our skin. Meadowfoam is an awesome oil that I adore! It even adds a beautiful yellow color to the finished salve.
Finally I used Emu Oil. Emu Oil is an incredible exotic oil. It also has a long list of rumored benefits. While I do not know if any of these claims have been substantiated by scientific testing, it still is a great oil to use.
High Melt Point Shea Butter
Rose Hip Oil
Microwave Safe Container
Recipe in Grams
180 grams High Melt Point Shea Butter
60 grams Rose Hip Oil
30 grams Meadowfoam Oil
30 grams Emu Oil
Recipe in Ounces
6.35 oz High Melt Point Shea Butter
2.12 oz Rose Hip Oil
1.06 oz Meadowfoam Oil
1.06 oz Emu Oil
Recipe in Percentages
60% High Melt Point Shea Butter
20% Rose Hip Oil
10% Meadowfoam Oil
10% Emu Oil
Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Before you weigh out your Emu Oil, I recommend shaking the bottle well. Sometimes the stearines can settle to the bottom. You want a little bit of everything from the bottle. Heat gently until everything is liquid. Stir the mixture well. Pour the salve into jars and allow to cool.
This salve takes a while to cool. It may alarm you when it seems like the salve stays liquid for a long time. This is normal for this recipe. Just allow the mixture to cool undisturbed. I find it is easiest to pour the salve into jars then walk away for a while. Out of sight, out of mind, right?