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. Pour the oil into the cloth and
ready to use.
strain, giving the muslin a very good
. Now pour the macerated carrot
squeeze to extract all the oil.
and rosemary oil into the saucepan,
9. Compost the discarded carrot and
and add  heaped tsp of beeswax
rosemary.
and 50g of cocoa butter.
. Heat very gently until the
Your olive oil now contains botanical
ingredients have melted. Do not let
extracts of carrot and rosemary and is
the oil bubble.
ready to be used in the balm recipe.
. Remove from heat and stir in  dsp
of runny honey.
To make the herbal hand balm:
9. Stir continuously until the mixture
. Firstly, sterilise the container to
has thickened and cooled.
store your balm in.
0. Pour into your jar, label and leave
2. Preheat the oven to 00C / Gas
to set.
Mark /.
. Your herbal balm will keep for
. Pour freshly boiled hot water over
approximately one month, or up to
the jar and lid and leave to cool.
one year if kept refrigerated.
. Empty out the water and place the
jar and lid on a baking tray and place
Sources: 120g dark glass jar, cocoa
in the oven for 0
butter and beeswax pieces available
minutes.
from www.nealsyardremedies.com or
5. Remove from oven - your jar should
other online herbal suppliers.
be dry, and will now be sterilised and
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