DIY Headache Balm

Its allergy season here in North Carolina and I get so many headaches from allergies.  I usually use a little bit of peppermint oil to relieve my headaches but it can be a pain to find a carrier oil and then mix it before applying.  I decided to make up a batch of headache balm that I can just keep in my purse that doesn’t require any mixing.

Supplies:

  • 3/4 of container worth of Beeswax shaved or chopped
  • 20 drops Peppermint oil
  • 5 drops Lavender Oil
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 1/4  of your container worth of Jojobo Oil (or any carrier oil)
  • Container that has a lid that can be put on tightly

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How to:

In a small container I used a small glass bowl poor in your beeswax.  I took my tiny mason jars (available in a two pack at dollar tree for a dollar) and filled it 3/4 of the way with beeswax.  Fill the rest of the way with a carrier oil and then pour it all back in the small glass bowl.

Next  set the glass bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds then mixed it with a wooden skewer and then again for another 30 seconds.  This completely melted the beeswax.

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If its not all melted just keep stirring and it should all melt quickly, if it becomes too cold you can give it extra time in the microwave.  Add your essential oils this may make the liquid start to solidify but just mix it and it should remelt quickly. Always be careful when using essential oils make sure to research what you are using and how to handle it correctly.

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Your jar should be full and finished it just needs to cool down. You can place it in refrigerator to cool down faster or just wait about an hour and it will be ready to use.

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When you have a headache apply a small amount onto your forehead and temples and back of neck.  This should relieve any allergy headaches that you may be getting right away in a more natural way than using a pain reliever.  The great thing about this balm  is it should work almost immediately for headaches, mine usually go away within about 10 minutes of applying.  Hope you enjoyed this DIY!

Happy Crafting!

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