Bushman’s Candle Lip Balm. From the Harsh Namib desert-Protects and Preserves- 5 Ml.

(37 customer reviews)

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Bushman’s Candle lip Balm. Made with Sarcocaulon Mossemedes bark, No added colours, fragrances or preservatives.
Simple is often best and with only 3 ingredients, the Bushman’s Candle Wax really shines. The Amber scent of the wax blends perfectly with the sweet tones of the unrefined Ontario Beeswax and creates a beautiful natural scent.

Sarcocaulon Mossemedense is a …

Description

Bushman’s Candle lip Balm. Made with Sarcocaulon Mossemedes bark, No added colours, fragrances or preservatives.
Simple is often best and with only 3 ingredients, the Bushman’s Candle Wax really shines. The Amber scent of the wax blends perfectly with the sweet tones of the unrefined Ontario Beeswax and creates a beautiful natural scent.

Sarcocaulon Mossemedense is a flowering succulent shrub of the Geranium family that thrives in the hot, harsh and dry Namib desert. The soft interior of the plant is preserved and protected by a thick waxy, resinous bark which endures on the parched desert floor for many years after the plant’s demise and can be utilized in various skin-care products, especially those that preserve and protect the skin.

The fallen bark is collected by members of the Himba tribe and most often processed into a resin extract for the perfume industry. Collecting the fallen bark provides an extra income to members of the tribe.
However, besides the aromatic resinous material, there is a natural wax present in the bark which is discarded as waste after removing the resin portion.

Utilizing this fragrant wax is a simple process and if a market can be created for it, this value-added product could generate extra income for the tribe.

This amber scented wax is perfect for cosmetics, candles moustache waxes and therapeutic skin healing formulas.
Both the wax and the resin extract can be prepared from the same material, doubling its usefulness and value as a sustainably collected harvest.
I have described the formulas and processes for producing both products below.
Bushman’s candle resin extract and wax share a beautiful Amber scent that is rich, sweet, warm, woody and tenacious.

It is fairly easy to extract 2 separate products from the raw bark, the alcohol extract for perfume and incense and a wax which can be used in candles and cosmetic/therapeutic preparations.

HOW TO PREPARE A 25% EXTRACT OF BUSHMAN’S CANDLE
-Coarsely grind 100 grams of Bushman’s Candle bark.
-In a sealed glass vessel, cover with 300 grams 94% to 96% Ethanol.
-Let sit in a warmish, (30 degrees Centigrade), place for 6 weeks, stirring or shaking periodically.
-Filter through a paper coffee filter and bottle in hermetic glass bottles.
-A 50% extract can be made in the same manner but with 100 grams alcohol instead of 300 grams.
-A resin extract or absolute can be prepared by evaporating the alcohol from either extract at room temperature.

HOW TO EXTRACT THE WAX FROM BUSHMAN’S CANDLE

-Collect the spent material left over after the resin extract of Bushman’s Candle.
-Dry thoroughly.
-When the material is bone dry place in a glass vessel and cover with an equal weight of Fractionated Coconut oil or a carrier oil of your choice.
-Place in a water-bath and bring the bath to a boil.
-Maintain the temperature of the bath for 2 hours.
-Filter the material hot, through a metal mesh coffee filter or through paper in a vacuum filter.

If you would like to make your own resinoid and wax extractions of Sarcocaulon mossemedense, you can find the unprocessed bark in the shop here-https://www.etsy.com/listing/671100242/bushmans-candle-a-unique-aromatic-from

Dan

Additional information

size

Lip balm tube 5, 1/2 Oz. Tin 15

materials

Bees Wax, Bushmans Candle, Coconut oil, Sarcocaulon Mossemedese

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  1. Adam Bartell

    Adam Bartell

    Finding a nourishing lip balm that feels light, clean and lasts can be challenging and expensive. When I discovered Apothecary's Garden I thought – okay let's try it. I have not been disappointed, in fact I ordered an extra for myself and a couple for friends. This is a keeper.

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  2. Kyla Feil

    Kyla Feil

    I've been shopping at Dan's store for more than 5 years and every experience is very positive and uplifting. This is an excellent lip balm. The shape (oblong) is great, the black packaging is chic, it's not greasy and it stays on for hours. I purchased one for myself and 2 more to give as gifts. This is one of my top 3 Etsy shops.
    P.S.-Thanks for the thoughtful and very useful extra, Dan. You must be psychic! : )

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  3. Sam Langworth

    Sam Langworth

    this is absolutely superb, Ive ben searching a lip balm this good for years, finally! highly reccomended

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  4. Danika Wisozk

    Danika Wisozk

    I have eczema and my lips suffer. My lips get easily chapped and cracked. I have to be cautious on the products I use but this lip balm has been the best I’ve ever used!! I’m definitely going to repurchase

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    Matilda Stokes

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  6. Quincy Dickinson

    Quincy Dickinson

    Definitely a step-up from your greasy or drying lip balm or lipstick. The feeling is like very fine kid-suede or silk velvet. There is a texture that is reassuring. It is NOT gritty or anything like that. It does stay on longer than anything else I have tried: and that is easily 50-60 different brands. I may buy the larger amount and put it in Miron glass. I am a demanding customer and Dan has Never disappointed me.

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  8. Josianne Wiegand

    Josianne Wiegand

    So smooth and creamy! It has become a new fave! Absolutely love!!

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  9. Hillary Stamm

    Hillary Stamm

    I love this product! It’s the best lip balm ever!

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  10. Quincy Dickinson

    Quincy Dickinson

    My complete favorite: easily 3-4 orders. Great staying power and lovely velvet texture in wearing. I've tried so many things over the years, But this is completely the Best. The real thing is: you can always and completely trust Dan. Thank you.

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  11. Darion Leannon

    Darion Leannon

    Absolutely perfect, high quality items. Thank you!

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  12. Lucinda Spinka

    Lucinda Spinka

    I like this because it's moisturizing, but it doesn't look like I'm wearing anything. It's more invisible than other lip balms I've tried, so it works alone, but I can also use it with lipstick, because it won't alter the color. Also it doesn't give an artificial-glossy look, it just moisturizes, so it would work for guys too, if they want lip balm that won't look like they're wearing lip gloss. I've also used it to protect my cheeks in our (-20F) winds, and it worked really well for that too!

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  13. Christine Davis

    Christine Davis

    Excellent quality

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  14. Luella Mraz

    Luella Mraz

    Naturally scented. Glides on smoothly. However, it does not remain “glossy”. Does not dry lips but absorbs quickly and leaves lips hydrated.

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  15. Rosalyn Gerhold

    Rosalyn Gerhold

    Love this. Wish I'd bought an extra as I often misplace lip balm. Next time if still available!

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  16. Dulce Vandervort

    Dulce Vandervort

    Great product!

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  17. Hillary Stamm

    Hillary Stamm

    Mmmmm, perfect.

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    Blanche Cummings

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  19. Jaron Auer

    Jaron Auer

    Thank you fast shipping! A+++
    Excellent quality.

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  20. Yesenia Robel

    Yesenia Robel

    Glides on like silk, and no toxic chemicals on the lips,… sweet! Love this item, will be buying more.

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  21. Ismael Fay

    Ismael Fay

    I love this lip balm. I've been ordering this for 2 years, it helps more than anything for the dry winter season.

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  22. Oceane Nolan

    Oceane Nolan

    I haven’t tried this yet. Based on another product I purchased, I know it’s excellent quality and will not disappoint.

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  23. Enola Cummings

    Enola Cummings

    Amazing range of products and quality is exceptional. One of the best shops out there!

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  24. Sedrick Turcotte

    Sedrick Turcotte

    I love this lip balm. I used to make my own and give them as “extras” in orders for my other products, mainly because I hated purchasing store bought balms for myself. But now that I can obtain this, I no longer make my own. Nothing is better than this!

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  25. Mckayla Brekke

    Mckayla Brekke

    Smooth and good feeling❤️

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  26. Ismael Fay

    Ismael Fay

    Love this lip balm. It's the only one I use now. Somehow, it lasts forever too!

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  29. Collin Williamson

    Collin Williamson

    Amazing is a small word! Natural products ♡

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  30. Jada Herman

    Jada Herman

    My lips are constantly dry, peeling, really not pretty. This lip balm adheres exceptionally well to lips so the protective layer stays on, healing and nourishing and is excellent anywhere (nails, face, hands) so it’s versatile. I sandwich a swipe of Northern Allure Moustache Wax between this Bushman’s Candle Lip Balm as a treat! So healing ❤️‍🩹 like magic 🪄 , I tell ya!

    And oh my word, before I forget: the Northern Allure Moustache Wax smells sooooo amazing! It should be a fragrance. I’ve used it as a fixative for my aromatics but then gave it to my husband for its intended purposes: his beard. And he agrees that the aromatic blend is just absolutely to-die-for.

    An aromatically delicious experience.

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  32. Nedra Stokes

    Nedra Stokes

    One of the best lip balms I've used. Very moisturizing for dry cracked lips. Fast shipping and delivery even during this pandemic.

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  33. Amely Wyman

    Amely Wyman

    Very nice bushman's lip balm.

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  34. Jany Treutel

    Jany Treutel

    This arrived very quickly! I put some on right away and it feels good!

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  35. Nya Denesik

    Nya Denesik

    Thank you !! scent is incredible.

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  36. Juliet Tillman

    Juliet Tillman

    Always satisfied. Love the products I bought. As always, I will be back especially for Frereana, other franki and myrrh. 🌸😊🌼

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  37. Caesar Schimmel

    Caesar Schimmel

    Quick shipping. This lip balm really works, not greasy. Effective. Thanks.

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