Aromatherapy Support Balms: simple balms infused with emotionally supportive essential oil blends.
Sometimes we all need a little pick me up – or maybe even a little calm me down. Aromatherapy offers an all-natural strategy for encouraging emotional wellness. While a licensed aromatherapist can provide a far more in-depth and effective regimen than most users can develop on their own, there are plenty of simple formulations and blends that are perfectly suitable for beginners and enthusiasts. Our Aromatherapy Support Balms are a great example of an easy aromatherapy recipe that works for pretty much everyone.
Aromatherapy Support Balms are just the right size for stashing in a purse or backpack, and can be used whenever one is in need of an emotional nudge. The balm base uses odorless, highly stable ingredients so that the entire focus can be on the essential oils it is showcasing. We highlighted a few blends from one of our recent blog posts, but you can use any essential oil blend that you like to scent your Aromatherapy Support Balms. Just make sure to keep basic essential oil safety in mind when trying out new blends or ingredients.
We used the ingredients from our Lip Balm Base Kit to formulate our Aromatherapy Support Balms recipe. We offer the base oils, butter, and wax in a convenient bundle. The base recipe offers formulators an easy way to experiment with scents and colors while using a tried and true main recipe. We also offer the same base in a vegan variety, making it simple to switch your Aromatherapy Support Balms to a plant-based formula.
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS
Despite typically being referred to as an oil, Jojoba is actually a liquid wax. It has a similar composition to human sebum, which is our skin’s natural hair and skin oil. Jojoba is non-greasy, deeply emollient, and shelf stable, making it a prized ingredient for skin care and cosmetic formulators.
Another super stable carrier oil, MCT is an odorless and fully liquid oil derived from coconuts. MCT is a staple ingredient in commercial skin and hair care products but has numerous advantages for artisan formulators as well. MCT can be paired with any scent, tinted any color, and will remain fresh for extended periods of time.
Cocoa butter is a luscious moisturizing vegetable butter made from cacao. Cocoa butter typically has a strong chocolate aroma, but our Deodorized Cocoa Butter has been specially filtered to subdue its characterisitc scent. This makes the butter far more versatile so that it can be paired with any scent you like.
This natural wax is versatile in texture and color, available in white or yellow varieties. If you prefer to use a plant-based wax, try our Candelilla Wax instead. Candelilla is a bit harder than Beeswax so you will need to reduce it’s portion by about 10-20%.
Aromatherapy Support Balms
Makes about 20 tubes
- 30 grams Jojoba Clear
- 30 grams Caprylic Capric Triglycerides (MCT Oil)
- 60 grams Deodorized Cocoa Butter
- 15 grams White Beeswax
- 5 ml Aromatherapy Blend (find blend recipes here)
- Combine cocoa butter and beeswax in double boiler and heat until fully melted.
- Add jojoba and MCT. Stir well, then remove from heat.
- Let cool for about 2 minutes. Add essential oils, stir, and transfer carefully to lip balm tubes or jars.
Usage and Packaging
- We used our White Oval Lip Balm Tubes to package our Aromatherapy Support Balms. These modern looking oval tubes are also available in a natural semi-transparent color.
- To use, simply apply to pulse points to enjoy aroma as needed.
Shelf Life & Stability: Please note that the formulations featured here on The Natural Beauty Workshop have not been challenge tested for stability or shelf life, and may not be suitable for commercial use as-is. For more information on shelf life, stability, and working with preservatives, check out the following article from our Information Library.
Looking for more aromatherapy projects and ideas? Check out our tutorials for Aromatherapy Wax Melts, Six Ways and Aromatherapy Candle Diffusers with Himalayan Pink Salt.