Kerri Bailey, BS CH
How to Make-Herbal Balms & Infused Oils
What is an Herbal Balm? How are Balms different from Ointments or Salves? Herbal Balms are healing, soothing skin conditioners made with herbs infused into oils, waxes and butters in various combinations. Balms, Salves and Ointments are made with similar ingredients and vary by ratio of fats/oils to hardeners/waxes, butters.
Ingredients used for Balms-
Oil (s) -Almond, Olive, Sunflower, Coconut, Jojoba, etc.
Waxes- Bees Wax, Carnuba, Emulsifying
Essential Oils- For Scent- Many to choose from
Butters- Shea, Mango, Coconut (hard)