make good// nourishing vegan body balm stick

Body balm sticks are a convenient way to take your favorite nourishing skincare product to go. This stick format utilizes Carnauba Wax to harden the butter into an easy to use roll-up version. Carnauba wax is a vegan skincare go-to ingredient, but feel free to try different waxes to make this nourishing recipe. A great substitute for Carnauba is Candelilla Wax which is another vegan alternative to Beeswax. Just remember, in order to keep it truly vegan, a vegan wax substitute would need to be used. 

Once this recipe has set overnight, throw it in your purse or gym bag for a nourishing on-the-go treat. 

One stick is approximately 2.5 oz, this recipe makes 2 body balm sticks. 

Ingredients:

Makes 5 oz.

Equipment:

  • Double Boiler
  • Spoon or Chopstick for Stirring
  • Stick Packaging (think similar to traditional deodorant sticks)
  • Measuring implements 

Method:

  1. Gently melt your solid ingredients in the double boiler until they are fully melted. 
  2. When all of the solid ingredients are fully melted, add the Avocado Oil and stir well to incorporate.
  3. Remove the beaker from the water bath, stir often and as the mixture cools slightly and add the Vitamin E (antioxidant) and essential oils (if using).
  4. Pour the blend carefully into your stick containers and place in the fridge to set for a few hours as a minimum, preferably overnight. Each stick is approximately 2.5 oz.
  5. After the balm set, remove the containers from the fridge and allow to return to room temperature before use. Label your creation and it’s ready to use!