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Need to calm down? feeling super stressed? Venetia has a recipe for a natural calming balm that will soothe all your worries away!

Calm Balm For When You're Anxious AF

Ingredients

  • 16g / 0.56 oz Candelilla Wax

  • 16g / 0.56 oz shea butter

  • 7g / 0.25 cocoa butter

  • 25 drops of lavender essential oil

  • 15 drops of rosemary essential oil

  • 10 drops of chamomile essential oil

  • Little tin for storage (30ml/2oz)

Instructions

  1. Melt the wax and oils over a double boiler.

  2. Once everything has melted, remove from the heat and stir in the essential oils.

  3. Pour into a tin and let it harden up before using - this will take 30 mins approx.

Calm Balm For When You're Anxious AF
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- I get it. Life is moving at a million miles an hour. There's a hundred things going on. Social media is everywhere. Your to-do list is endless. Sometimes, you just need to sit back, grab your calm balm and take some deep breaths and chill out. This guy is an absolute life-saver. Whenever I'm feeling a bit anxious or nervous, I grab this out of my bag, put it on my pressure points, and take some deep breaths, and I instantly feel better. So I really think you're gonna like this. Let's get making. I'm going to start by getting the heat on on my double boiler. And then I am going to pout in my Candelilla wax. Now this is an alternative to beeswax. And then I'm also going to add the shea butter and the cocoa butter. And then give them a little mix together. The thing I love the most about natural beauty recipes is that you can basically use all of them. And even if you can't, I sometimes do. When the wax and the butters have melted and combined, you can turn the heat off, this time to add the essential oils. And obviously, we're wanting to calm ourselves down, so I have some lavender essential oil. Then I'm going to add some rosemary essential oil. I love this one. I find it really, really energizing. I actually use it in an natural hair mask to promote healthy hair and hair growth. I find it really, really invigorating but also kind of relaxing and calming as well. And it goes really, really well with the lavender. And finally, I'm going to add some chamomile because we all know how soothing and calming chamomile is. I don't know if you can hear that, but it's a very satisfying sound. And then I'm just going to grab a tin, and then I'm going to pour in the mixture. Oh my gosh, it didn't go all over the table. And place it in the fridge to harden up. So the calm balm is out of the fridge, and it was in there for about half an hour. Let's open it up and have a look inside. Wow! As you can see, it's completely hardened and it looks like a legit lip balm or something like that, or like a calming balm. It looks like what it's supposed to look like, basically. But what I really love about it is that's it's quite rustic, so it definitely looks homemade, which is kind of what I really love about it. It smells incredible. It's kind of really warming and very, very calming. So it does what it says on the tin. It doesn't say it, but it could if you put a label on it. I think we should give it a little try. And just take some deep inhales. And another lovely place to put it is on your wrists and also at the back of your neck. I really hope you enjoy making this. I hope it makes you feel calm AF. Namaste.