How Can I Use Refined Coconut Oil

How to Store Coconut Oil

How to Store Coconut Oil

The interest in coconut oil for health and beauty is still rising. With that in mind I wanted to share these quick tips on how to store coconut oil.

How Can I Use Refined Coconut Oil
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Coconut oil that is unrefined and organic tends to have a long shelf. A good quality batch of coconut oil should last anywhere from 2 to 5 years.

If you love coconut oil and use it for everything from oral rinsing to deep conditioning, your stash of oil probably won’t be around for long.

However, if not stored properly, you can shorten the shelf life of coconut oil. And that would be quit devastating. 🙂

Quick tips on how to store coconut oil

  • Store in a cool location – One hot dreary summer I left a jar of coconut oil sitting in a storage room without air-conditioning. It is not where I normally keep it, but after using coconut oil I left it on a shelf and forgot to go back to retrieve it. It took less than a few weeks before the coconut oil went rancid. It probably would have retained some usefulness, however the odor was terrible. The best option was to purchase a new jar. So off to Trader Joe’s I went.
  • Refrigeration is great but not necessary – To prevent coconut oil from going rancid, you may assume that the best place for it would be the fridge. However, coconut oil can live out its full shelf life in a cool pantry. If your home stays warmer than room temperature, keep your coconut oil in the refrigerator. Otherwise, save the room in your refrigerator for left overs. 🙂
  • Keep your coconut oil sealed tightly – To protect the quality of your oil, seal your container well after use. Not only will this prevent leakage, but it also keeps things from getting inside. If you store your coconut near a sink or bath, you want to make sure to keep out water or anything else that may cause bacteria to form in your oil.
  • Keep a separate container of coconut oil for your hair and skin – When I purchase coconut oil, I either purchase two jars or purchase one 54 ounce jar and split the oil into two containers. One container is for cooking in the kitchen and the other is for my hair and skin. This helps to make sure that the coconut oil that you are consuming remains untainted.

If you are concerned about your coconut oil turning from a liquid to a solid or vice versa, no worries. If I have a solid jar of coconut oil, I have found that it melts down pretty quickly by sitting it in a bowl of warm water. I remove the melted coconut oil that I need, and place the jar back in its cool, dry place.

Do you have tips on how to best store coconut oil? Leave them down below!

God bless!

~Candra
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How Do You Use A Lotion Bar

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How do you use a lotion bar do lotion bars expireHow Do You Use a Lotion Bar?

Over the last few years I have fallen in love with the lotion bar. I saw one for the first time on YouTube.

As a matter of fact, there are many tutorials on how to make your own lotion bar. Unfortunately, many of those posts and videos never get into the details of, how do you use a lotion bar.

I know. It’s not rocket science. Still the benefits of using an organically made lotion bar for your skin far surpasses the synthetic creams in a bottle. That is my opinion of it anyway. 😉

Lotion bar ingredients can include any combination of butters and oils. For my Coconut Beauty Lotion Bars, I love to use Shea and cocoa butters. They are also made with organic unrefined oils like coconut, avocado, grapeseed, and rose hip.

A lotion bar can be made in various shapes and sizes. I personally am a fan of a smaller round bar. A larger lotion bar that may resemble a bar of soap is wonderful for easy application to your total body.

How do you use a lotion bar?

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Larger Coconut Butter Lotion Bar

The easiest way is to simply take the bar in your hand and rub it up and down against your skin. You can do this for your total body. Your body heat will allow the solid lotion to slowly melt into your skin.

For your hands, you can massage the bar into the palm and back of your hands. Again, your body heat will melt the outer layer of the bar into your skin. Then set the bar aside and rub your hands together.

You can use a lotion bar to moisturize the driest areas of your body. Give your feet, knees, and elbows extra care by focusing your lotion bar in those areas. This may be the season to change from sandals to boots, but preventing dry cracked heels all year long is a must.

When using a Coconut Beauty lotion bar, you will notice softer skin that is moisturized from the inside out. This is because we use natural ingredients that penetrate the skin.

A lotion bar can also be used to moisturize your cuticles. Gently massage a lotion bar along your How do you use a lotion bar 2nails. Lotion bars made with coconut oil can help make your nails stronger and keep your cuticles soft.

Lotion bars are also perfect for traveling. They are handy, compact, and easy to pack. Even a smaller lotion bar can be used from head to toe, and it takes ups little space in a shower or make up bag.

If making your own lotions, you can use a variety of essential oils to create your own favorite fragrance. You can keep it natural without compromise.

Be sure you check out my vegan lotion bar made with no beeswax!

So, how do you use a lotion bar? Let me know in the comments!

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Do Lotion Bars Expire

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Do Lotion Bars Expire

Lotion bars have been around for quite sometime but the concept of solid lotion is still new to some. Do lotion bars expire, is one of the leading questions for new solid lotion bar users.

Lotion bars are usually made with these types of ingredients: butters, oils, and wax.

My favorite ingredients to use when making lotion bars are coconut oil, cocoa butter, lavender essential oil, and beeswax. For vegans, there are other options to replace beeswax like candelilla wax.

With more people reaching for natural oils and butters in their daily beauty care routine, it is important to know how to care for these ingredients and when they expire.

The expiration date of lotion bars depends on a few variables. What ingredients are in the lotion bar? How is the lotion bar stored on a daily basis? Is the lotion bar or its container exposed to water?

Here are the most common ingredients in my lotion bars and their estimated shelf lives. Click here to see my list of oils and there general shelf life.

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Coconut Butter Solid Lotion Bar

Cocoa Butter Shelf Life – 2 to 3 years
Shea Butter Shelf Life – 1 to 2 years
Coconut Oil Shelf Life – 2 to 5 years
Beeswax Shelf Life – Indefinite
Candelilla Wax Shelf Life – Indefinite

To help preserve my lotion bars I like to use essential oils that have antimicrobial properties. Sandalwood is a favorite as well as lavender and rosemary essential oils.

These essential oils are natural preservatives that smell wonderful and enhances the use of a solid lotion bar.

To keep your lotion bar on track with the shelf life of its components, you want to store it properly. Most butters, oils, and wax are temperature sensitive. Lotion bars are better preserved when stored in a cool and dry location.

A lotion bar that is exposed to heat above room temperature for long a duration can turn rancid sooner. This can inhibit its moisturizing properties. Depending on the oil ingredients inside, exposure to hot temperatures can also inhibit its pleasant fragrance.

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If keeping your lotion bar in a container, keep the inside of the container dry. This helps to preserve the lotion bar and keep bacteria out.

If you have large lotion bars or simply want to keep your bars exposed on your vanity or shelf, just make sure the area is dry.

So, do lotion bars expire? The short answer is yes. Essentially the lotion bars that I typically make should have a shelf life of 12 to 18 months.

If you are purchasing natural lotion bars and there is not an expiration or used by date on the package, feel free to contact the company to confirm.

However, if it is a well made lotion bar, you will likely use it up well before its expiration. I always do! 😉

Do you have tips or questions about lotions bars? Leave me a comment down below!

Love and Blessings!

Candra

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Tamanu Oil Face Scrub

Do It Yourself Face Scrub with Oils

Do It Yourself Face Scrub featuring Coconut and Tamanu Oils

Finding a facial scrub that meets your skin care needs without breaking the bank can be challenging.

Don’t get me wrong. I love shopping the shelves of Ulta just like the next girl. But I have jars of skin care products that didn’t fulfill its promise or meet my expectations.

This is a huge part of how Coconut Beauty was born. After reading the benefits of natural oils, I decided to tackle my skin care issues on my own.

I have combination skin, an oily t-zone, and I am prone to breakouts. On top of that, the demands of my skin changes from one season to the next.

Four oils that have tremendously changed my skin are grapeseed, coconut, rose hip, and tamanu. Fortunately there are a wide variety of oils that my skin responds well to, but these are the ones I reach for most often.

I can use these oils individually or in combination. Either way, my results are the same… bright, clean, and clear skin. Of course drinking plenty of water and a good nights sleep works wonders too. 🙂

I wanted to share with you my favorite do it yourself facial scrub. To keep this cost-effective, you can select just one or two of your favorite oils. Continue reading for more information about which oils may work best for your skin type.

My Do It Yourself Face Scrub featuring Coconut and Tamanu Oils

Mix together:

3 Tablespoons – Pure Cane Sugar
1 Tablespoon – Tamanu Oil
1/2 Tablespoon – Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil
1/4 Tablespoon – Rose Hip Oil
1/4 Tablespoon – Grapeseed Oil

You can modify the consistency by adding more oils or more sugar. You can also replace cane sugar with brown sugar.

This oil combination works best for my skin but you can easily replace them for ones most suited for you. Store your face scrub in an air tight container.

Gently exfoliate your skin and rinse with warm water. Just a little scrub goes a long way.

I use this scrub twice a week. In between facial scrubs, I opt for oil cleansing at night. My oils of choice for cleansing are grapeseed, jojoba, and tamanu oil.

The best oils for your skin type…

The consensus around the web varies as to which oils are best suited for you, but here is a general rule of thumb. This is not an exhaustive list, but common oils that you can likely find at your local market.

For Oily Skin: Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Safflower Oil, Apricot Oil, and Tea Tree Essential Oil

For Dry Skin: Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, Camellia Oil, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For Acne Prone Skin: Tamanu Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Walnut Oil, and Tea Tree Essential Oil

For Sensitive Skin: Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Oil, Sunflower Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and Jojoba Oil

For Aging Skin: Rose Hip Oil, Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Tamanu Oil

If you’re like me, you fall into more than one of these categories. But as you can see, there are several oils that work well for various skin types.

If you decide to try this do it yourself face scrub, let me know what you think. Or, if you have your own face scrub recipe, please share in the comments!

Blessings!

-Candra

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How Can I Use Refined Coconut Oil

How Can I Use Refined Coconut Oil

How Can I Use Refined Coconut Oil

 

There are two kinds of coconut oil – refined and unrefined. Nearly every beauty blogger and YouTuber will tell you to use unrefined coconut oil for hair and skin care.

Unrefined coconut oil has not been filtered and does not contain additives. It is coconut oil in its most natural state. Therefore, most people prefer unrefined coconut oil.  

You have probably noticed that refined coconut oil is less expensive than unrefined. This alone tempts me to purchase jugs of it, but I stick with the unrefined because…well….it seems to be the better choice.

So why would anyone ever want to use refined coconut oil?

I was curious myself. I mean, they sell the stuff so there must be a market for it. What was I missing out on? 🙂

While shopping around on Amazon I stumbled upon the Nutiva brand of refined coconut oil. I have not used this brand yet but I was excited by what I read in the product description.

  • It is an excellent source of medium chain fatty acids.

  • Has the same medium chain triglycerides and lauric acid benefits of virgin coconut oil.

  • It is non-gmo and non-hydrogenated.

  • It is USDA certified organic.

  • Great for sauteing, baking and body care.

Well of course you can’t believe everything you read, right? Yet the more research I did, the more I found that refined coconut oil can be useful and actually beneficial.

An important thing to keep in mind is that there is more than one way to refine coconut oil. There is in fact a natural way that does not involve chemicals. Yay!

So if you are going to purchase refined coconut oil, do your research. There are companies out there that take the natural approach.

According to the Nutiva brand, they gently steam refine their oil instead of using a chemical process. Refined oil is also more affordable, so this could be a win-win depending on how you want to use it.

How can I use refined coconut oil?

A preferred way to use refined coconut oil is in the kitchen. Coconut oil that has been refined is considered more hygienic and therefore safe for consumption.

You can cook with unrefined coconut oil as well but refined is an oil of choice for those with certain allergies.

Refined coconut oil can undergo higher cooking temperatures which makes it a healthier option for frying your favorite foods.

Another benefit of cooking with refined coconut oil is that it is tasteless, which is a plus for me. I love coconut oil but I avoid coconut flavored foods and candy like the plague. When cooking with unrefined coconut oil, I mask the coconut flavor with other ingredients.

Even though unrefined coconut oil is optimal for your skin, refined oil is still a good moisturizer for dry skin.

In a pinch you can use refined coconut oil for your hair. There are debates all over the hair boards as to whether it really makes a difference which oil you use. Many women use refined coconut oil for their hair and love it. 

As for my hair, unrefined coconut oil makes my hair feel amazing and strong. So I’m not going to stray. 🙂

At the end of the day there are uses for both refined and unrefined coconut oil. Refined coconut oil often gets a bad wrap but it still contains beneficial nutrients for the body.

Just remember that not all refined coconut oil is the same.

Look for brands that use a chemical free process of refining oil. Here are some brands you can find on Amazon or in your local market.

Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 15 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Omega Nutrition – Certified Organic Coconut Oil 112 Oz

 

Interested in fractionated coconut oil. Read my article here!

~Candra

 

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Solid Sugar Soap Scrub DIY

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Homemade Vanilla Solid Sugar Soap Scrub

Solid Sugar Soap Scrub | DIY

Over the last year or so I have been obsessed with my homemade sugar scrubs. They smell wonderful and my skin feels amazing.

So imagine my excitement when I discovered the solid sugar soap scrub.

A solid sugar soap scrub is easy to use and can be less messy than a traditional sugar scrub. As with all of my crafted beauty goods, this recipe is easy to make and very affordable.

This solid scrub was inspired by Soap Queen TV. (See video below) I tweaked this scrub recipe to keep it simple.

If you’re not a fan of the following ingredients, you can always exchange white sugar for a different kind of exfoliant like brown sugar or salt. You can also substitute with your favorite oils. I would recommend using a thinner oil for body scrubs. This helps to avoid a slippery bath tub.

Here are the ingredients that I used for this solid soap scrub recipe

  • A white soap base (melt and pour) – 4 ounces

    Melt and Pour Soap Base (Available online or at Hobby Lobby)

  • Carrier oil – 2.5 ounces (You can use one carrier oil like almond oil or use a blend. I used a blend of coconut oil, almond oil, and grape seed oil)
  • Vanilla fragrance oil – 1/8 teaspoon (You can also use an essential oil)
  • White pure cane sugar – 8 ounces

Materials I used:

  • Measuring cup and/or scale
  • Measuring spoons
  • A utensil to mix your ingredients with
 I use chopsticks or plastic spoons.
  • Silicone Mold
  • A soap cutter or knife to cut bars into cubes
  • A container with lid to store your scrubs

I cut a block of my melt and pour soap base into small cubes and placed them in a glass measuring jar. Cutting it into smaller pieces helps the soap base melt faster.

Melt the soap base (melt and pour) in the microwave in 10 to 20 second intervals. In a separate container, add the fragrance oil (or essential oil) to the carrier oil and mix thoroughly.

Now add the oil mix to the melted soap base and stir. Then add sugar to the soap base/oil mixture and stir until well blended.

You will want to mix everything together very quickly before the soap base hardens. Your mix should be a thick gelatin consistency.

Stir quickly and pour the mixture into your silicone mold. Allow the soap scrub to set in your mold until it becomes solid. Sometimes I place my mold in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

This recipe makes about 3 bars. I cut each bar into 6 cubes. Yep, I’ve taken that 3rd bar in the shower with me already.

I like to use silicone molds because it allows for easy removal of your solid sugar soap scrub once it hardens.

Since I use rectangle molds, I use a knife to cut my scrubs into cubes. You can use just about any size mold you would like. The most important thing is what’s on the inside. 😉

Homemade soap scrubs allow for a lot of flexibility. You can adjust the amount of each ingredient depending on the scrub texture you desire.

There are many fragrance oils that work great in body scrubs. If you want to stick with an all natural scrub, opt for an essential oil instead.

If you have a specific skin condition, research which essential oils would be most beneficial.

 

How to use:

Approximately 2 to 3 cubes are enough for each shower. Simply grab a cube and gently massage the scrub on your body. The soap and sugar will dissolve after cleansing and exfoliating. The oil will moisturize and soften the skin.

I typically use my body scrubs 3 times per week. Skin is very delicate so you don’t want to over exfoliate. Bath melts make a great alternative if you love a moisture rich bath. I am working on a few cocoa butter bath melt recipes. They have been glorious! Lol Stay tuned.

Cleanse. Exfoliate. Moisturize.

The benefits of a solid soap scrub
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  • It is super convenient to pull a few cubes from your container into your shower.
  • Since the scrub is solid, it will not drip on the shower floor before touching your skin.
  • The soap base acts as an additional cleanser for your skin.
  • The sugar exfoliates the skin and leaves your skin bright and rejuvenated.
  • The oils moisturize and heal your skin. Many times I can shower and go without grabbing a body butter or lotion.

I will be experimenting with a variety of fragrances, oils, and even colorants for my soap scrubs. So stay tuned for easy homemade solid sugar soap scrub recipes!

What are your favorite sugar scrub ingredients?

 

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Coconut Beauty: Natural Care for Skin and Hair

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DIY Sunscreen by Dr. Axe +

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time! To celebrate summer sunshine and lazy days on the beach, I am hosting a summer time giveaway featuring a $25 dollar Amazon gift code!

I purchase a lot of natural goodies from Amazon and for the summer I’ll be stocking up on organic coconut oil to protect my hair and skin from the sun. Of course if you’re the winner, you can purchase whatever your heart desires. 🙂

If you are looking for an all natural DIY sunscreen, here’s a homemade sunscreen recipe by Dr. Axe.

  • 10 drops of lavender
  • 1 tbsp of pomegranate oil
  • 3/4 c of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of zinc oxide
  • 2 tbsp of shea butter
  • 1 glass jar

Combine all ingredients except zinc oxide in a jar. Place a saucepan with 2 inches of water on stove over medium/low heat. Place jar in saucepan and stir until all ingredients are melted. Once ingredients are combined, add in zinc oxide and stir well. Keep your homemade sunscreen stored in a cool place!

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There are several ways to enter, but earn more points by subscribing to our newsletter and tweeting as often as you’d like! The giveaway starts 6/24/2016 at 12:00 AM.

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What Cooking Oil is Best for Skin

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A few years ago I would have been mortified of the idea of putting cooking oils on my skin.

But since I started my healthy hair journey, I have grown accustomed to finding my favorite beauty products in the kitchen.

My favorite oil for facial cleansing is castor oil, but in pinch I can reasonably reach for a cooking oil!

So what cooking oil is best for skin?

It depends on your skin type. If your skin is oily, dry, normal or a combination of the three, there’s a cooking oil that can work for you.

Contrary to how it sounds, using cooking oils gives my combination skin a nice cleanse. My skin does not feel oily or greasy. Most days I do not need to follow-up with a moisturizer because my skin isn’t stripped and feeling dry.

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I do have acne prone skin, but so far I’ve had no issues using castor oil, jojoba oil or sesame seed oil.

Whenever you’re applying carrier or essential oils to your skin, do a patch test first. Not everyone’s hair, skin and body responds the same to oils depending on body chemistry and possible allergies.

In this clip of the Dr. Oz show, beauty expert and blogger Anna De Souza says what cooking oil is best for skin. These oils will also help you look younger too!

  1. Extra Virgin Olive – Perfect for Dry Skin
  2. Sesame Seed Oil – Perfect for Oily Skin and helps fight acne
  3. Coconut Oil – Perfect for combination skin and helps balance your skin PH

A special thank you goes out to everyone who entered my Amazon Gift Code (Card) giveaway. Thank you for tweeting, subscribing and sharing Coconut Beauty! I hope you stick around for more from Coconut Beauty!

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Do It Yourself Lip Scrub

Do It Yourself Lip Scrub with Coconut Oil

No one is a fan of dry, chapped lips. They don’t feel good to the touch and the dryness can be irritating.

Fortunately there are several remedies to end and prevent dryness.

Making your own lip scrub is probably one of the easiest DIY beauty projects you can do. You can use as few as two ingredients and make a lip scrub in small quantities.

A great benefit of a do it yourself lip scrub is the cost effectiveness. It is likely that you can create your own lip scrub with ingredients that are already in your kitchen pantry. Yay for free lip scrubs!

You can purchase a lip scrub in the store or online. However, for a fraction of the price you can make your own by using inexpensive ingredients like brown sugar and coconut oil.

Locally I purchase a 1 pound bag of brown sugar for about $1. I purchase 16 ounces of organic coconut oil for $6.

I’m horrible at math and measurements but if my calculations are close, I can make an ounce of lip scrub for around $0.21.

Half of an ounce of lip scrub in the store could cost anywhere from $5 to $40 dollars! I’m not boasting, but I love my lip and body scrubs much more. 😉

One to two tablespoons of lip scrub can last several weeks depending on the frequency of use. Chances are that once or twice a week will suffice.

You want to exfoliate/remove the dead skin cells without damaging the healthy skin.

Common exfoliating ingredients includes sugar, salt, or coffee. I prefer to use a fine product like brown sugar that will make my lip scrub gritty but gentle enough for my lips.

To your exfoliate ingredient, you want to mix in a moisturizing oil and/or humectant like honey.

Dry lips are not a good look. Lip sticks, glosses and balms wear better on smooth moisturized lips.

The Easiest Do It Yourself Lip Scrub Recipe!

  • 1 Tablespoon – Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon – Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • Mix together and place in a container (a recycled lip balm jar will do)

You can adjust the measurements based on your preference. If you want your lip scrub less oily, add more sugar. If you desire a gentler exfoliate lip scrub, use less sugar.

This easy recipe is perfect for the person who is not into the whole DIY beauty thing. It should take all of three minutes or less to complete this project.

Or maybe the two ingredient lip scrub isn’t up your alley. You want something more luxurious, something that rivals what you find in the stores.

Here are some optional ingredients for your do it yourself lip scrub


  • Lavender or Peppermint essential oils for added healing properties and fragrance
  • Flavorings like Vanilla, Chocolate or Bubble Gum for the sheer pleasure of something yummy on your lips
  • Chopped strawberries, blueberries or raspberries for added texture, flavor and who couldn’t use more antioxidants. 😉
  • Then there’s a myriad of oils (Tamanu, Vitamin E, Olive Oil, etc.) that contain healing and moisturizing properties.
  • Organic honey to draw moisture to your lips for optimum lip hydration!

 

Do you use lip scrubs regularly? What is your favorite do it yourself lip scrub recipe?

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Organic Beeswax

Organic Beeswax by Deluxe Botanicals | DIY Coconut Shea Lip Balm


Organic Beeswax by Deluxe Botanicals | Coconut Shea Butter Lip Balm

Deluxe Botanicals is a natural beauty and health company that I have become acquainted with over the last year. They have afforded me the opportunity to purchase their organic beeswax pellets at a discounted price. I have used beeswax in the past and was curious to see how their product would measure up.

First, it was beneficial to work with pellets instead of bars of beeswax. The smaller sized pellets melted and blended easier with my other lip balm ingredients.

Organic beeswax in pellet form also made it simple to measure for DIY recipes. When using beeswax bars I had to shave the beeswax down in order to measure by tablespoons or teaspoons.

Deluxe Botanicals brand of organic beeswax is 100% pure and organic. It is unbleached, triple filtered and certified organic. They have taken care to test their beeswax for the safety of cosmetic and medicinal uses.

The fragrance is mild and does not compete with desired fragrances from essential oils. The consistency when melted down and then cooled, is nice and smooth.
I used this beeswax to make a small batch of lip balm. The beeswax not only acts as a moisturizer but also helps to solidify the balm. Beeswax can also be used to make soaps, lotions, candles and more.

Using organic ingredients for your skin is something to really consider. Products that we put on our skin, including our lips, can be absorbed into the skin. This is something to think about considering many over the counter products contain various types of chemicals and toxins.

Watch my video below to see how I incorporated organic beeswax into my Coconut Shea lip balm recipe with lavender and peppermint. I was able to make 6 small pots of lip balm using just 1/2 tablespoon of beeswax (along with the other ingredients).

A one pound purchase of organic beeswax will make plenty of skin care  products.

If you try this recipe, let me know in the comments how it works for you. Feel free to adjust the ratios of organic beeswax and oil to get a favorable consistency.

  • 1/2 Tbs – Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Tbs – Organic Beeswax
  • 1 Tbs – Shea Butter
  • 4 drops – Lavender Oil (optional)
  • 4 drops – Peppermint Oil (optional)

 

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