There’s a particular Chinese balm available in stores that we seem to go through tons of around here. It’s cooling and warming and great for sore muscles and even stuffy sinuses. But the price tag? Not so great for just over half an ounce.
So, I went surfing looking for a formula to make my own. Found it!! I had to order some essential oils, but now that I have them it was time to mix up some balm.
Side note: Yes, I use essential oils. I just need way more education on them then I have at the moment. I really appreaciate everyone who has commented and given me information and links for using essential oils in the last week. It’s been wonderful!
So, here’s the round up of things I needed to make the balm:
The formula I used was this:
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon beeswax
20 drops camphor essential oil
20 drops peppermint essential oil
20 drops cajeput essential oil
15 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops cinnamon essential oil
10 drops clove bud essential oil
Melt the oils and the beeswax. Pour into a container. Immediately add essential oils and cap container. Allow to cool and harden.
The final product smells a little different than the commercial product, but that’s probably because I’m using coconut oil and olive oil rather than petroleum products as the base, but the essential oils ring through. Score!!!