Today let’s make a Dry Skin Stick! I’m using mine constantly. This is similar to my Dry Skin Roll On, but I am using oils that are more luxurious and better suited for the skin. Because there is no water added this stick is potent! I keep it by my bed so I can swipe it across my cheeks and forehead. It helps combat dry patches and feeds my skin nourishment!
As the base for this stick I chose Apricot Kernel Oil. It is light and quickly absorbs and hydrates the inner layers of your skin. It contains Gamma Linoleic Acid which helps balance the oil production in your skin. This acid also helps tone and firm up your skin. The Vitamin A and Vitamin E in apricot oil slow down the signs of aging! Apricot Kernel Seed Oil is great for sensitive skin and can be used on chapped skin and even sunburns!
Shea butter is thick and rich and moisturizes like crazy! It also helps to rebuild collagen! Need I say more!? Vitamin E is a great antioxidant. It also helps prolong the shelf life of your creation. Beeswax is also helpful for protecting the skin as well as thickening your balm.
I used a blend of Rosemary essential oil, Myrrh essential oil and Lavender essential oils in this stick. Rosemary rejuvenates and improves circulation. It also helps hydrate by encouraging your skin to produce oil. Lavender is wonderful for preventing bacteria that can cause acne and clogged pores. Myrrh is amazing for dry chapped skin.
Homemade Apricot Myrrh Dry Skin Stick
- 1 TBSP. Apricot Kernel Oil (buy it HERE)
- 2 tsp. Shea Butter (buy it HERE)
- 1.5 tsp. Beeswax (buy it HERE)
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E (but it HERE)
- 5 drops Lavender essential oil (buy it HERE)
- 10 drops Myrrh essential oil (buy it HERE)
- 5 drops Rosemary essential oil (buy it HERE)
- Fill a medium sized pot half way full with water.
- Place a glass bowl with a spout in your pot.
- Add the first 4 ingredients to glass bowl.
- Turn stove top on medium.
- Once all 4 ingredients are melted remove from heat.
- Add essential oils.
- Pour into containers and let cool.
There you have it-A simple recipe for a lovely, high end and luxurious tool for soothing and feeding your skin! Did I mention it feels amazing?!
Find 1 ounce cardboard tubes HERE.
Hi Jenni, I would like to know what sise tube did you take the picture of, 1/2 oz or 1 oz. I would like to also know how many tubes can I fill with your recipe. It sounds just what I have been looking for. My daughter lives in Omaha and the winds are brutal up there !!!
Hi Diana! This tube holds 1 ounce-SKS Bottle also had a 1/2 ounce. If you get the regular plastic lip balm tubes you can fill about 6 tubes with this recipe! I am using it on my cheeks, it works well in a tube when you have dry patches and don’t want to risk clogging up other areas of your face!
Thank you Jennifer, will give this a try. I appreciate so much you sharing your path with us and enjoy tremendously your posts. Take care
Thanks Diana, you too!
Can I use emulsifying wax instead of beeswax? and if yes, do I use the same quantity?
Dina-I wouldn’t. Beeswax is good for your skin where as emulsifying wax isn’t really. E.W. just simply binds oil and water. You don’t need that kind of binder in this stick because there is no water. Sorry!
If you’re avoiding beeswax because it is an animal product, I’ve found you can replace it with carnauba or candelilla wax, but use about half the amount, because they’re much harder than beeswax…
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Does this recipe make 1oz? I have a plastic 2oz push up tube so could I double it? Also, I love the tube you have pictured but they come out to $3 each on both websites, have you found any alternative websites with the same tube? Thanks!
Hi Jenni, I love almost all of your DIYs. Could we substitute mango butter for the Shea Butter? Thank you!
Jessica-I have never worked with mango butter but I would think it would work fine!
Hi Jenni, Thank you for all your great recipes, I have a favor, A fiend of mine has pre skin cancer and needs a cream to help with the dark spots on her face, I know frankincense and myrrh is very good but i want to make a cream with those e.o. in it. Do you have a recipe for this. I would really appreciate it.