I’ve been doing a detox in my bathroom products selection for a while now, and got rid of many cosmetic products that I had and did not seemed to be that good or healthy, because of all the chemicals and nasties inside. I was talking about that already in this article, but I am still trying to use raw and natural products or to make them myself like this honey lip balm for example. I’ve always loved the lip balm Rêve de miel from Nuxe, so I wanted to make a home-made and local version of this balm with local honey and beeswax from a beekeeper close from my home, and good quality components. Because in the end, you never know the quality of the components used in your cares even if those are sold expensive.
I’ve been back from Bali for a few weeks now, for a transition time at home in South of France, so I wanted to use local products in my recipes. I am switching exotic goods such as coconut oil and aloe vera for olive oil, honey lavender and local scents from Provence!
(enough for a small pot of about 25g, previously sterilized, put it in boiling water for a few minutes)
– 2 teaspoons of shea butter
– 3 teaspoons of almond oil
– 2 teaspoons of beeswax
– 1 teaspoon of honey
- In a water bath, melt together the shea butter, beeswax and almond oil.
- When everything is liquid, remove from the water bath and add the honey, mix with a spoon and put back the pan in the water bath.
- Pour the liquid balm in the small pot and mix gently until the balm is becoming creamy, so the wax and honey don’t go apart.
- Once the texture is harder and homogeneous, close the pot and let it cool.
To buy good quality, local honey and beeswax, contact Le Rucher de la Nesque in Malemort in Vaucluse, South of France, if you are lucky enough to be around, if not, get in touch with your local beekeepers and ask if they can sell you some beeswax.