Taken from the Flower Magic Branch Class
i decided to use the roses in the garden to make a rose skincare balm. The mild weather means the grand dame of the garden is having a final hurrah of new flowers. Pale pink petals on this climbing rose, who is the matriarch of the garden.
I used Storm’s violet lip balm recipe**, doubled up the quantity and used grapeseed oil in place of almond. I had some mini tins in the cupboard so used these. 8 tbsp oil and 8 of beeswax, handful of chopped, fresh rose petals, 2 bowls, a sieve and a spoon. It can be prepared in the microwave so really quick and easy. I plan to use it on sore, dry or chapped skin. A bit of self love to employ the magical properties of the rose.
**VIOLET LIP BALM:
This is wonderful for chapped lips, cold sores and fever blisters! It is also very good to use on your cuticles as a softener.
1 Tbs. Fresh violet leaves, chopped
1 Tbs. Fresh sage leaves, chopped
4 Tbs. Almond oil
2 Tbs. Beeswax
2 small microwaveable bowls
Small jar with screw on lid
Place violet leaves and sage leaves in the jar and add 2 Tbs. Of almond oil. Mix well. Heat in the microwave at 5 second intervals until the scent is noticeable. (The mixture is usually ready when the herbs look as if they have been sautéed and look semi transparent). Set aside.
Place the beeswax and remaining oil in the other bowl. Heat in microwave in 5 second intervals until beeswax is completely melted. Strain the herbs from the first bowl and add the infused oil to the beeswax mixture. Mix well until cool. Pour into jar, cap and label.