Monday, September 1, 2008

Beautiful Belly Balm or Silky Skin Balm

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, 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: Joan's website:


Michelle said...

Thank you for the link to simplers and the belly balm recipe :)

Lori Stoia said...

Your welcome. I hope you find the recipe to your liking. I am always looking for new recipes to add. So come back to visit.

Aïcha Sebaa said...

This looks great!

What is the shelf life?
Do you use any preservatives?

Thanks :)

Soap Crafter said...

This does not need a preservative since it does not contain water. What I tell students for shelf life is go by the ingredient that has the shortest shelf life. Any other suggestions?