If you are working with dry herbs, start here. Otherwise, skip to step 45. Combine the jojoba oil, rose petals, and lemongrass in a small glass or metal pot. (Metal is not the best for essentials oils– and aluminum can be downright toxic).
Place the small pot in a larger pot filled with water. (You can replace this method with a double-boiler if you have one.)
Heat on a low simmer for an hour or two. Check the water frequently in order to make sure it doesn’t evaporate. Add more to the pot if necessary.
After an hour, remove the ingredients from the heat and let them cool.
Once the oil has cooled, strain the leaves and debris out with a cheesecloth or thin, porous scarf. I tend to just grab a scarf from my top drawer– or silky-feeling t-shirt that I no longer wear.
Heat the jojoba seed oil, CBD oil, shea butter, and wax at the top of a double boiler– or use the heating method described in step 1 with two pots.
Heat the ingredients until the wax melts.
Stir in the essential oils.
Add a sprinkle of beetroot powder and stir if you’d like to add some color to your formula.
Pour the melted salve into containers.
Allow to cool before closing the lid on the container, so you do not trap condensation. Oil does not spoil, but water can create mold.
Once cooled, the product should have a butter-like consistency.
Store in a cool dark place. No refrigeration is needed.