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Learn how to make a natural sinus relief body balm that works wonders. It’s easy to make and uses essential oils.
Making your own balms or salves to use in your household may seem a bit daunting at first, if you’ve never tried it. That’s why a lot of people buy a pre-made sinus relief balm instead.
If you are using dried herbs in your salves (like this Calendula Lavender Salve) rather than essential oils, they take more time and work. They also require a lot more product as well since dried herbs cost more per dose and give much less potency than an essential oil does.
Using essential oils is cost effective. You get much more bang for your buck since a 15 mL bottle of essential oil gives you 250 drops, plus it saves you time, energy and effort.
This recipe uses just a few ingredients in the base and then adds in the essential oils. It works more effectively as a topical salve than just the oils by themselves because it stays there for a much longer time. So it works great over a longer period of time.
This natural sinus relief body balm recipe makes about 3 to 6 containers, but of course it depends totally on the size you’re using.
You can find smaller containers online in glass or plastic as well, but plastic is not recommended with the use of citrus essential oils as it can literally break down the plastic and then it will be in the balm itself.
Some people still choose to go with plastic though. If you do, make sure you use it quickly and keep it out of the sunlight.
DIY Natural Sinus Relief Body Balm
- 1.5 oz. beeswax pastilles
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil - or jojoba oil
- 12 drops rosemary essential oil
- 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- 6 drops lemon essential oil
- 8 drops lavender essential oil
- Double Boiler
- Lip balm containers with lids
- Labels and marker if desired
- To start, fill the bottom half of your double boiler’s pot to about one-half full, and place over medium high heat. Then, add your beeswax to the top half of the double boiler. Stir it occasionally to be sure the beeswax is breaking up.
- While the pan is heating to melt the beeswax, measure out the coconut oil and the sweet almond oil to have them all ready. Be careful not to burn the beeswax. When it's starting to melt, go ahead and add the coconut and almond oils. Once these three ingredients are all blended and melted nicely, and there are no lumps or chunks left, you can go ahead and turn off the heat.
- Add in all of the essential oils. Carefully count each drop as you add them since some of these are runnier oils and they can run pour quickly into that pot!
- Mix well and then you are all ready to pour the mixture into your balm containers. Pour the mixture slowly and leave just a bit of room at the top of each container.
- Allow them to cool at room temperature and away from sunlight for close to an hour. Once they are completely cooled, place the lids on. Feel the bottom center of the container to see if it has cooled and if it is, you’re good to go.
How To Use Your Natural Sinus Relief Body Balm
- Place a small pea sized amount on your fingers and rub onto the chest, neck or dot under the nose for natural sinus relief. The balm can also be put on the temples or the back of the neck if you are having stuffiness all over the head as well. Be sure to rub the salve in well.
- You can also use a warm compress over the on the chest to help boost the relief.
10 thoughts on “DIY Natural Sinus Relief Body Balm”
Is the lavender oil necessary?
No, it can be omitted. You should never use ingredients that you’re sensitive to.
Hi there , I made these balms exactly as per Instruction but once dried , they’re very hard to spread. Should this be the case?
Hi Rose, great question. Sometimes there is a bit of variation in consistency of ingredients. If they’re too firm, you can melt them back down and add more carrier oil. Next time, try using a smaller amount of beeswax and it’ll be softer.
Can I substitute the carrier oil? I do not have any almond oil but I have avocado oil. Without spending any money, I can make this balm with what I have on hand if I can switch these out?
Hi Stephanie, yes you can substitute avocado oil for almond oil. Good luck!
Hello my mother is allergic to coconut, is there an alternative I could use?
Hi Ariol, yes, you can substitute any carrier oil for coconut. Read my Carrier Oil Guide if you need help choosing one.
Hi Chrystal, I love this idea and would like to try this recipe. In regards to replacements, is there a vegan option that can be used in lieu of the beeswax? Thanks so much for the great post.
Hi DD, Carnauba wax is a vegan wax substitute that’s about 20% firmer than beeswax, so you’d decrease the amount you add by 20%. I hope that helps!