About the Rose + Eucalyptus Lip Balm Recipe
Did you know that it takes 22 pounds of rose petals to make one small, 5 ml bottle of rose essential oil? — and it costs $245, so we decided to infuse our own rose petals to make a luxurious, soothing lip balm!
Rose has been used as a medicine since ancient times to treat everything from inflammation to digestion and respiratory issues as well as depression, grief, stress, and tension (NCBI, 2011).
When it comes to the skin, rose is great for:
Moisturizing: opens the skin so that more nutrients may be absorbed
Acne: rose oil kills the bacteria that causes acne
And eucalyptus is a wonderful:
Anti-inflammatory: eucalyptus oil can soothe pain and skin irritations
Antiseptic: helps with healing by preventing bacterial infections
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider one of the suggestions below. When substituting or adding cannabis-infused products, be aware of how many mg of CBD (or, if you're in a legal state, THC) are in each portion of the recipe you are making. Topicals come in a variety of strengths and can have concentrates of anywhere between 1mg/mL to 40mg/mL. Keep track of how the various strengths of cannabinoids affect your recipe to figure out what works best for you. Click here to learn more about THC and CBD topicals.
How to add cannabinoids to your Rose + Eucalyptus Lip Balm
- Infuse your coconut oil with cannabis flowers along with rose. Click here to shop our oil infusion tools.
- Add a few drops of an MCT-oil based tincture to your mixture, just know that the more MCT oil is added, the less firm your lip balm will be. Click here to shop our MCT-oil tinctures.
Directions (using LEVO)