Are you looking for a natural pain relief product that works? Learn how to make a DIY pain relief balm that smells amazing and works great!
Most people deal with pain and discomfort of some sort. I love whipping up all sorts of essential oil blends to help with aches and pains.
You can buy a pre-made natural pain relief balm – or you can make your own. This recipe focuses on two primary essential oils – frankincense and mint.
Frankincense and mint essential oils are both wonderful for so many health issues we struggle with. If you use essential oils on a regular basis, then it is likely that peppermint and frankincense are in your favorite and most-often used oils.
Frankincense has powerful qualities that are wonderful for the skin, and has been used for centuries, dating even back to the Ancient Egyptians. It is the perfect essential oil for making a balm because it is nourishing the skin, but also brings other properties as well like cleansing and soothing.
You can use mint oils for tummy troubles, pain relief, to cut down on inflammation and much more, so it made sense to me to create a natural pain relief balm that I could use on a regular basis that contained these oils.
I use a combination of frankincense with a trio of mint oils, instead of just one. The wintergreen is one that is frequently used for pain and it works so well for inflammation (it’s an affordable substitute for Birch essential oil).
So it is great to use both, but the peppermint and spearmint have the same function and, when used together, they create such a sweet scent that balances out so well with the frankincense oil.
Why a Balm vs a Roller Bottle Blend
The great thing about using a balm instead of just the diluted essential oil itself is that is stays put on the area much longer. I apply this to sore muscle areas that are strained or tired before bed.
That way, it has time all night to work on me while I am still, but during the day it stays put, whereas the oils don’t stay as long. They still work well, don’t get me wrong, but this is another way to utilize them for deep pain relief.
If you’re looking for a natural pain relief product that works, try making this DIY Natural Pain Relief Balm! And be sure to let us know how you like it with a rating and by sharing it with your friends.
DIY Natural Pain Relief Balm with Frankincense & Mint Essential Oils
- Fill your double boiler’s bottom half just over half full of water and place on low to medium heat. Then add the beeswax to the top half and place on the stove. Bring the water slowly to a boil, stirring the wax to break it up if it sticks together much. This process should move slowly you don't bring it to a boil too fast and burn the wax. You will lose its valuable properties if it gets too overheated or burned. Once you hear the water (not the beeswax) starting to boil, turn it way down to the lowest setting.
- Once the beeswax is clear and melted, add the coconut oil and sweet almond oil to the beeswax, and stir frequently until melted.
- Remove from heat and add in the essential oils. Each one of these oils is a thin consistency, so go slowly when adding your drops! Now stir the mix all together and you are ready to pour.
- Fill your containers to just below the rim and leave off the lids for now.
- Let the balms cool and solidify at room temperature until they are fully cooled off. Feel the bottom center of the containers after about 30 to 45 minutes to test them. For the larger containers, like the 2-ounce size they will likely take about an hour. Once they are totally cooled off, you can put the lids on and just make a nice label if you’d like, and you are all done!
How To Use Balm for Pain Relief
- Take a pea-sized amount of your natural pain relief balm and rub into area that is sore or uncomfortable.
- Reapply as needed. For severe pain or strain, you can apply the essential oils on top of the balm, layering for an even deeper effect.