During the cold winter months, we can find ourselves feeling tight and “creaky.” Often, I turn to warm drinks, warm baths, and soothing essential oils to create a sense of warmth in those parts of my body that need a little extra TLC. For this recipe I’ve also turned to some common household ingredients to really up the “wow” factor & make this balm one of my new favorite’s from my winter toolbox.
Enjoy the warm, soft fragrance and the fact that moving is a bit easier! Treat yourself kindly this winter and indulge in this aromatic winter warming balm.
What you’ll need:
- Marjoram, Frankincense & Cedarwood essential oils
- ground cinnamon
- ground ginger
- carrier oil of choice, I chose Jojoba
- small sauce pan
- fine mesh strainer
- coffee filter
- 2 oz twist up tube
What you’ll do:
- Measure 40 mL (or approximately 3 tbsp) Jojoba into saucepan
- To Jojoba, add 1 tsp each ground cinnamon and ground ginger
- Warm gently on med-low heat for about 30 minutes.
- Turn off and let cool slightly
- Strain Jojoba through coffee filter to remove “solids”
- Over simmering water, place a glass bowl to use as a double boiler
- Place 1 tbsp Beeswax into double boiler and melt
- Add infused Jojoba to the melted beeswax
- Remove from heat and add 1 mL (or approximately 20 drops) each Marjoram and Frankincense and 1/2 mL (or approximately 10 drops) Cedarwood
- Pour into tube and let cool
*To use, rub onto skin. Your body heat will gently melt this balm into your skin, the tube saves your from having to apply with your hands. Perfect to keep with you & use on-the-go or while traveling.
*Substitution could be made here, but you will effectively change the recipe. Please refer to this post Substitutions for more information!