Here are Project Roots we ask all guests to use all natural products on skin and hair whilst here because our showers drain into our land and nourish some of our plant life and they would not be able to do that if toxic products were being washed away with the water.  Plus, of course it’s a million times better for your own health too.

We make many of our own products, which we often run workshop about and we sell some of them in our Wee Wonky Shopee and the rest are supplied by some of our amazing friends creating amazing natural products themselves.

This recipe is great for use here as you just adapt it to whatever you are in need or and in fact you could even easily make one of each of the suggestions at the bottom of the page at the same time.


Basic Balm Recipe:


One balm jar or tin

Stage one:

14g of beeswax

40g olive oil

18g jojoba oil

21g calendula oil

6g shea butter

Stage Two:

12 drops of vitamin E oil

20 drops of essential oils of your choice


  1. Sterilise the jars
  2. Weigh out all the ingredients
  3. Using a saucepan on a double boiler, heat all the stage one ingredients to melting point.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and whisk the mixture until it cools but is still runny.
  5. Add stage two ingredients and mix well.
  6. Pour into jars and cover.
  7. Apply lids when cool.


Once you know how to make the basic balm you can add any of the following essential oils to make a balm for a certain purpose:

Deep Heat – lavender, ginger, eucalyptus & clove

Insect Bite Balm – lavender and chamomile

For Lips – lemon balm and tea-tree

Cold sores – melissa, lavender and camomile

Vapour rub for cold and cough symptoms – clove, eucalyptus, peppermint & camomile


For more natural product recipes check out Faith Canter’s (our founder)…

Website/blog here

Living A Life Less Toxic book here

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