To deal with chronic pain or discomfort, most people apply Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). However, some people are reluctant to use medication and seek alternate ways to ease their pain.
Such people usually seek natural remedies for pain. The best natural remedy comes in the form of essential oil blends or balms that help you get some relief from pain and body aches.
There are a variety of natural pain relief balms readily available in the market.
However, if you want to avoid the mass-produced balms and make sure that only natural ingredients are used to make your balm, then try making one at home!
If you are wondering just how to make the most perfect natural pain relief balm at home, let us help you with that.
Our favorite balm has two essential oils – mint and frankincense – as its primary ingredients.
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Frankincense And Mint Essential Oils
Frankincense and Mint essential oils are known to help with a host of health issues we deal with on a daily basis.
If you are a frequent essential oil user, then it is highly likely that frankincense and peppermint essential oils are your favorite and most-often utilized oils.
Frankincense essential oil has been used for centuries. Its use dates back to the era of the Ancient Egyptians.
This essential oil is perfect for your skin as it not only nourishes it but also cleanses and soothes it. Hence, it is ideal to use this oil for your balm.
Mint oils can be used to relieve pain, tummy troubles, inflammation, and so much more.
Mint oil is the ideal oil to use for making a natural pain relief balm that you can use on a regular basis.
Natural Pain Relief Balm Recipe With Mint & Frankincense Essential Oils
To create the perfect pain relief balm, we have combined the frankincense essential oil with three mint oils – wintergreen, peppermint, and spearmint.
All three of these mint oils are great for providing pain relief and their sweet aroma perfectly balances out the frankincense essential oil scent.
The best bit about using a balm instead of directly using the oils is that the balm stays on the applied area for a much longer time.
You can easily apply this to your sore muscles that are strained and aching before going to bed.
When applied before bed, the balm will have the entire night to work on your tired muscles.
The oils work just fine individually, but we find this balm to be much more effective for providing deep-seated pain relief.
So, make sure to try this natural pain relief balm recipe if you suffer from chronic pain.
Materials And Ingredients
- A small balm container with a lid; you could use a small-sized glass vacuum jar
- One double boiler– you can make your own by placing a glass or metal bowl atop a saucepan with simmering water
- 3 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles
- 8 drops of spearmint essential oil
- 8 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 10 drops of wintergreen essential oil
- 8 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 3 teaspoons of sweet almond oil
1. Fill the bottom half of your double boiler with water till it is half full and then place on low to medium heat.
Next, pour the measured beeswax pastilles in the top half of the boiler and place it on the stove.
2. Bring the water to a slow boil, periodically stirring the wax in order to break it up properly. Make sure not to bring the water to a fast boil so that it does not burn your wax.
If the wax gets burned or even overheats, then it will lose its valuable properties. Once the water starts boiling, turn the stove setting to the lowest marker.
3. While your water is coming to a slow boil, you can prepare your coconut oil by measuring it.
4. Coconut oil has a tendency to thicken if it gets cool, so if it solidifies, then put it in a bowl of hot water to soften it up and liquefy it.
5. Once your boiling beeswax has melted, pour in the coconut oil. Next, measure out the sweet almond oil and add it to the mixture.
6. Give the oils and beeswax a good stir and once they are all melted, which usually does not take up a lot of time, keep stirring to form a nice blend.
7. The next step is to add your essential oils in the mix. Each of these oils has a thin consistency so add the drops slowly and steadily.
8. Keep stirring the mixture to mix in all the oils. Once they are all blended in, you can pour out the balm.
9. Pour the balm into your container and fill it till just below the rim. Leave the container open for a while.
10. Let the balm cool and solidify at room temperature. Feel the bottom of the container after a good 30 to 45 minutes to test whether the balm has entirely cooled off or not.
11. Once the balm is totally cooled off, you can secure the lid of the container and then label it if you like.
How To Use
Simply take a pea-sized amount of your natural pain relief balm and gently, but thoroughly, rub it into the area that is aching and tender. You can reapply the balm when needed.
We really hope that this essential oil natural pain relief balm works in relieving your pain!
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