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 only essential oils for the scent and benefits 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 if you’re using a salve for a use like supporting clear breathing and natural sinus relief, it works great over a longer period of time.
The oils used in this natural sinus relief recipe all have some wonderful benefits for your body and more than just the ones they are in this recipe for.
Rosemary essential oil is great for anything related to sinuses and respiratory relief. It is easily a favorite oil for its many uses and for its aroma too.
Lemon essential oil cleanses and helps open you up, and the scent is wonderful, too! It’s very uplifting, which is something we all need when we’re not feeling 100%.
Eucalyptus essential oil is one you will hear in relation to anything that has to do with your breathing since it works so well for maintaining a clear respiratory system. Just inhaling the scent right out of the bottle can give instant relief.
Lastly, the lavender essential oil is added to help calm the body and mind. It’s also soothing to the skin – you can never go wrong using lavender!
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. I used some upcycled balm containers I had saved from a lip balm I use, because they are nice tin, and easy to open and close.
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
- 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.