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.
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.
How to Make an Antihistamine Balm
- 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
- 2-4 small balm containers with lids
- Line up your containers before you get started so they are ready to go.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
How To Use
- 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.
- Apply directly on top of bites and stings to soothe minor discomfort.
- If the balm stays too firm for your liking, you can re-melt and add more oil. Use less beeswax in your next batch.