2 tablespoons beeswax, grated or pellets
¼ cup coconut oil, solid
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons cayenne powder
20 drops rosemary essential oil
Fill a heavy-bottomed cooking pot with several cups of water, then place a bowl that fits on top of the pot.
Bring the water to a rapid boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
Add the beeswax, coconut oil, olive oil, pepper, ginger, and cayenne pepper.
Stir to combine as they begin to melt.
When the mixture is fully melted, carefully remove the bowl from the pot.
In a separate bowl, place a strainer on top. Then, add a coffee filter.
Pour the mixture into the coffee filter and strainer in order to strain any remaining spices.
Before the mixture solidifies, add in the rosemary essential oil.
Stir to evenly distribute the oils, and evenly pour the liquid into glass jars.
Allow the balm to cool fully (approximately 1 hour).
When hardened, secure lid and store in the refrigerator or a cool, dry place for up to a year.
Apply a pea-sized amount on any sore or tense areas, and rub in slow, circular motions.