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: 

Ingredients for rose and eucalyptus cannabis infused lip balm with LEVO oil infusion machine

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

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp dried rose petals (we buy these in the bulk herb section at the natural market)

    • add or substitute other herbs such as lavender or cannabis flower

  • 1/2 c coconut oil (we like to use virgin, unrefined coconut oil)

  • 1/4 c beeswax pellets

  • 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil 

Directions (using LEVO)

If you don't have a LEVO, you can infuse your oil the old fashioned way, then use a double broiler to combine these ingredients. 

  1. Fill LEVO herb pod with rose petals

  2. Add coconut oil to LEVO and set at 170°F for 30 minutes, as recommended by LEVO's infusion calculator

    • Your coconut oil does not have to be liquified at this point — the LEVO will take care of that for you!

  3. After infusion but while oil is still hot, remove pod & add beeswax pellets and eucalyptus essential oil, then set at 150°F for 5 minutes

  4. Dispense immediately and fully to avoid beeswax hardening in the dispenser 

 

Kristen Williams
Tags: Bodycare