This winter I have been using a Carrot-Rosehip skin salve on my face and body to prevent and/or ‘treat’ dryness. This has been a really great addition to sugar scrubs.
Ingredient Amt %tage
Calendula herbal oil 61.42g 47%
Carrot infused oil 26.14g 20% (Learn how to make here)
Rosehip seed oil 26.14g 20%
Beeswax 14.37g 11%
Vit E 1.31g 1%
Essential oils 2% = 75 drops
Cape chamomile Eriocephalus punctulatus 20 drops
Lavendin Lavandula x intermedia 35 drops
Carrot seed Daucus carota 20 drops
TOTAL: Makes 4 ounces of salve.
Steps to Make
Step One: Gather Ingredients (this has pomegranite in the picture but I ended up going with Rosehip seed instead, you could, however, use pomegranite oil).
Step Two: Weigh each ingredients
Step Three: Begin melting beeswax in double boiler.
Step Four: When beeswax is almost melted, add in calendula and carrot infused oils.
Step Five: Stir well.
Step Six: Remove from heat and add in Rosehip seed oil and Vitamin E oil. Continue stirring.
Step Seven: I add drops of the essential oil synergy into each jar I will be making. This is to avoid having the essential oils exposed to heat if I need to reheat the salve mixture.
Step Eight: Pour salve mixture into individual jars. Be sure to cap immediately so the heat of the salve does not reduce the essential oil concentration (from evaporation).
Step Nine: Place cap on jars, then shake. **You will want to do this while the salve is warm.
Step Ten: Allow salve to harden.
Step Eleven: To smooth out top, turn on your stove: boiler to high. Place save jars on cookie tray. Place in oven for about 1-2 minutes to melt top, then remove. This does not take long! Allow salves to cool.
Step Twelve: Once cooled down, label and the salve is ready to use!