This balm is great to make for a pregnant woman or use for yourself. Helps to reduce stretch marks, nourish the skin making it extra silky and soft.
2 oz jojoba oil
2 oz coconut oil
3 tablespoons olive oil( I infuse calendula in the oil)
2 oz cocoa butter (may use only cocoa butter-use 4 oz)
2 oz shea butter (may use only shea butter-use 4 oz)
1 oz beeswax (about 1 1/4 cups grated)
scent with a few drops of vanilla essential oil (not fragrance oil, http://www.simplers.com/ has an excellent CO2 vanilla essential oil) and lavender essential oil or just use lavender.
In a double broiler melt all the ingredients, stir, remove from heat and slightly cool, add essential oils, pour into containers. You may also add the essential oils directly to the balm right after pouring it into the containers.
Source: Joan Morais's Blog: http://www.naturalskinandbodycare.typepad.com/. Joan's website: http://www.joanmorais.com/.