I made my own little pocket skin protection balm wonder sticks and I named them Boom Sticks in homage to the Boomstick from Army of Darkness. That baby can knock back some Deadites, so I figure it’s gonna be handy to keep our skin above the ole’ wellness line with a protective layer. BOOM!
All right, you primitive screw-heads, listen up! See this? This… is my boomstick! – [continuing nonchalantly] – It’s a twelve-gauge, double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about $109.95. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt-blue steel, and a hair trigger. That’s right… shop smart: shop S-Mart… Ya got that?!
Now I swear, the next one of you primates even touches me… [yells, shoots at the pit Deadite, then shoots again]
So, I pulled out the big guns in this recipe. It’s got it all. I pulled in the family favorite for all things smearable, Animal Scents Ointment. Plus the DIY classic beauty, shea butter, and three essential oils: Thieves blend, copaiba essential oil and (brace yourselves!) HELICHRYSUM! Oh yeah, the big girl herself. She’s a beaut. You can check out more about where I get my essential oils HERE.
I had been carrying around an oil blend of those three oils and then smearing either Rose or Animal Scents ointment on top of whatever area I was keeping protected, but that’s just not nearly as convenient as these handy little Boom Sticks! I <3 them so much.
So here’s what we do. To make about four 1/4 ounce lip balm tubes of boomstickery, mix up 1/4 ounce of shea butter, 3/4 ounces of Animal Scents ointment, plus the oils. Then we melt it all in the double boiler before letting it cool a bit, adding the oils and pouring it into the tubes to cool the rest of the way.
Boom Sticks! Skin Protection Balm
Makes 4 1/4 ounce tubes
1/4 ounce shea butter
3/4 ounce Animal Scents Ointment (I get that HERE)
15 drops Thieves essential oil blend (comes in the starter kit HERE)
15 drops copaiba essential oil (comes in the starter kit HERE)
7 drops helichrysum essential oil (I get that HERE)
Mix the shea butter and ointment.
Place in a glass bowl and set up a double boiler.
Let cool slightly.
Add essential oils.
Pour mixture into lip balm tubes.
Use to protect vulnerable skin.
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- 1/4 ounce shea butter
- 3/4 ounce Animal Scents Ointment
- 15 drops Thieves essential oil blend
- 15 drops copaiba essential oil
- 7 drops helichrysum essential oil
- Mix the shea butter and ointment.
- Place in a glass bowl and set up a double boiler.
- Let cool slightly.
- Add essential oils.
- Pour mixture into lip balm tubes.
- Let cool.
- Use to protect vulnerable skin.