I haven't posted in a while... but occasionally you come across something worthy...
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup dried lavender (where to buy)
- 1/3 cup dried calendula (where to buy)
- 4 TB beeswax (where to buy) equals 2-3 oz. if using bars
- 1 TB raw honey
- 10 drops tea tree oil (where to buy)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil (where to buy)
- glass jars (I use these)
In a large pan, combine the coconut oil, olive oil. Allow the coconut oil to melt over low heat. Once melted, add in the dried lavender and calendula. Keeping the heat on low, allow the herbs to infuse for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, prepare a small bowl with a coffee filter (or cheesecloth). Pour the mixture through the filter, filtering out the herbs. With the infused oil in the bowl below.
Return the infused oil to the pot (be sure to clean out any remaining dried herbs). Over low heat, add the beeswax, stirring until melted. Add the honey, stirring for about a minute. Turn off the heat and add the essential oils (tea tree and lavender)
Pour the mixture into glass jars. The mixture will begin to solidify. Stir every minute or two, ensuring the honey doesn't sink to the bottom. The mixture takes 5-10 minutes to fully set. Once set, it's ready to use and will keep for a year.