Calming Chamomile Beauty Cream
This cream is all natural and versatile, so you can choose your own additions, like a few drops of essential oil (lavender is a good one), or vitamin E. Chamomile is naturally soothing and helps reduce inflammation.
To make an infusion of chamomile in oil:
Unless you have some dried chamomile flowers, Stash Organic Chamomile Tea makes a great infusion.
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 Stash Organic Chamomile Tea Bag
Warm coconut oil to a liquid state. Place chamomile tea bag in a short mason jar and pour coconut oil over the tea bag. Use your fingers or a spoon to work the oil into the bag. Put the lid on loosely.
To infuse, set the jar of oil and teabag in a slow cooker with water about half way up the jar. With the lid off turn the slow cooker to low and leave for 3-4 hours. (You can infuse several jars this way if you like, and store in the fridge.)
Or place jar in dutch oven or saucepan with water half way up and place over very low heat for 3-4 hours. Check the slow cooker/dutch oven/saucepan often to ensure the water hasn't evaporated, and top up accordingly.
1/4 cup Chamomile Oil
1/4 cup Shea Butter
2 tablespoons grated beeswax
Place chamomile oil in a heat proof glass measuring cup or jar. Add shaved beeswax and shea butter. Set in saucepan of water that reaches halfway up the cup or jar. Heat over simmering heat until beeswax and shea butter melt. Remove from stove. Stir well until thoroughly combined. Pour into glass jar. All ingredients are shelf stable, but you can also keep in the fridge. Apply to face, neck and body as needed.