Recipe on how to make an ointment or balm that can then be used on your pets.
You will need the following:
- Bain-marie: this can be achieved with a sauce pan filled with water and a heat-proof dish that you put in the sauce pan. Make sure the water doesn’t overflow when the dish is in the pan.
- a spatula
- a measuring cup
- a kitchen scale
- a dark coloured jar with a lid that can hold 120 ml
- 90 ml of oil. It is best to use an oil that has a long shelf life like olive or soy bean.
- 10 ml of coconut oil to make a richer balm (optional).
- 7 g of beeswax or more. Some recipes recommend 4 parts of oil for 1 part of beeswax. Natural unrefined beeswax is the best
- Essential oils / tincture / infused oils of your choice
If you are not using coconut oil, then you will need to have 100 ml of the main oil.
If you want your ointment to be thicker, add more beeswax, or less beeswax if you wish to have it quite runny.
Put the oil and beeswax in the heat-proof dish in the bain-marie to melt. Stir until all the beeswax is melted. Remove form heat. Wait until it cools down a little and add the Essential oils / tincture / infused oils. Stir and pour in the jar, close the lid properly.
Your ointment will be ready in few hours, depending on the temperature of the room. you can speed up the solidification by putting the jar in cold water or in the fridge.