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How to Make an Antihistamine Balm for Natural Allergy Relief

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Are you looking for natural allergy relief remedies that work? Learn how to make our natural DIY antihistamine balm featuring essential oils quick allergy relief. 

Two tubs of antihistamine balm and two bottles of essential oil

Making your own balms and salves is a wonderful way to use essential oils in your life, along with other great ingredients. Or you can buy a premade balm if you’re short on time.

It’s beneficial to use a balm rather than an oil alone for a few reasons. First, it’s important to dilute essential oils for safety.

Second, by adding nourishing oils like coconut oil and sweet almond oil with beeswax, the effect will last much longer because the oils can’t evaporate so quickly.

This easy balm recipe is one we can all use from time to time, especially in the spring. It’s great to keep on hand at home, but also wonderful to keep in your purse or traveling kit.

If you like this balm, you’ll also enjoy our other salve recipes for head tension, sore muscles, dry skin and women’s monthly discomfort!

Two tubs of antihistamine balm

How to Make an Antihistamine Balm

Learn how to make our natural DIY antihistamine balm featuring essential oils quick allergy relief.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Makes: 2 Jars

Supplies

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil - or your favorite carrier oil like jojoba oil or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons beeswax pastilles - or chopped beeswax bars (locally sourced is great for your allergies if you find it)
  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops frankincense essential oil

Tools

  • 2-4 small balm containers with lids
  • Double Boiler

Instructions

  • Line up your containers before you get started so they are ready to go.
    Empty balm containers on counter
  • Add your coconut oil, sweet almond oil and beeswax to the top of your double boiler. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until melted and clear.
    Pouring coconut oil from a measuring cup into a double boiler filled with melted beeswax.
  • Once they are mixed together and clear, you can remove the pan from the heat and add the essential oils. All of these oils are a thin consistency, even the frankincense, which comes from a resin, so be cautious when dropping them in. It is super easy to have them get away from you and end up with twice the drops you needed. Now, stir in the oils well to disperse in the balm base.
    Adding essential oil to a double boiler
  • Pour the mixture into your containers, which you lined up earlier. Take it slowly and leave just a slight gap at the top of the container.
    Balm containers filled with melted headache balm
  • At this point, they need to rest on a counter top at room temperature to cool off. Best thing to do is not to move them, so that they don’t spill, and the top will solidify smoothly. After about 30 to 45 minutes, they will likely be cooled off all the way, but this will depend on the container you used too. Check to see by feeling the bottom center of the container. If it is warm still, give them awhile longer. If you put the lids on too soon, moisture will form inside the lid after you close it and you don’t want that. Once they are cooled off totally, put your lids on and label them if you’d like.
    Are you looking for natural allergy relief remedies or products that works? Learn how to make our DIY antihistamine balm. It combines essential oils with natural ingredients for quick and reliable allergy relief.

Notes

How To Use

  1. Run your thumb nail, if needed, to loosen the balm and then take a small pea-sized amount and rub on area desired. If it is for clear breathing, rub on chest, neck, or just under nose. It can also be put on the bottom of the feet.
  2. Apply directly on top of bites and stings to soothe minor discomfort.
  3. If the balm stays too firm for your liking, you can re-melt and add more oil. Use less beeswax in your next batch.

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9 thoughts on “How to Make an Antihistamine Balm for Natural Allergy Relief”

  1. Ii really wanted to make this for my granddaughter, but she is allergic to coconut. Could I substitute shea butter for the coconut oi?

  2. Just gave this a go, smells wonderful and is relaxing. Frankincense has become my go-to for calming tension. I am hoping my son will give it a whirl by rubbing some on before bed.

    1. Peppermint essential oil typically isn’t recommended for use in children under the age of 3. For kids ages 3-6, it needs to be diluted to at least 0.5% (2 drops of oil per 4 teaspoons of carrier oil).

    1. Hi Flo, I would recommend using a liquid oil like fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil with the essential oils if you want to make a roller bottle. Standard coconut oil (that hardens) is not a good choice for rollers. I hope that helps!

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