This silky smooth balm smells clear and fresh, and leaves skin feeling lightly cooled and refreshed as well as gently moisturized. It comes together quickly and easily, and it’s vegan to boot.

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Eucalyptus radiata essential oil is a wonderfully inexpensive essential oil that’s often overlooked in body care recipes. It’s less than $9 for 100mL and it’s loaded with a compound called 1,8-Cineole (also known as eucalyptol) that’s a strong antiseptic.

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The bright, camphoraceous scent of Eucalyptus radiata pairs wonderfully with fresh peppermint. Most people are familiar with peppermint’s minty scent and tingly sensation on the skin, and it’s popular for a reason. It’s said to clear the mind and energize, and it’s great for headaches and sore muscles. Paired with eucalyptus is also does a great job of clearing stuffed sinuses.

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If you’re looking for a lightweight body balm, this one’s great—especially on tired feet. Give it a go!

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Cool & Clear Eucalyptus Balm

8g | 0.28oz candelilla wax (or 11g [0.39oz] beeswax)
36g | 1.27oz olive oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
25 drops eucalyptus radiata essential oil

Combine the candelilla wax and olive oil in a small double boiler and melt.

Once melted, remove from the heat and stir in the essential oils. Decant into a 60mL/2oz tin and let set up before using.

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