Fill the bottom half of your double boiler with water and set it over medium-high heat. Add the top half of your double boiler and put your beeswax in the pan. It takes a few minutes to start to melt. Once you hear the water getting close to boiling, turn it down to low. The last thing you want is for the wax to burn, so just keep an eye on it once you notice it’s beginning to melt down, because it does go much faster at that point.
While the wax is melting, go ahead and line up your containers so they are ready once it’s all melted. I used 9 containers in total and they were around half an ounce each.
Once your wax is melted and clear in color, measure out your coconut oil and sweet almond oil and add it to the pan, stirring to combine.
Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool slightly (but not harden). Then, add in your essential oils, one at a time. Be careful not to over pour them, as most of these oils are runny in texture. Stir well.
Pour your headache balm into containers slowly, filling a bit below the top edge. Repeat until all of your containers are full.While you're doing this, keep the heat on the pan very low in case you need it to soften up the balm. It does set up quickly and sometimes while pouring you may need to put the pan back on the warm water for a few minutes to re-melt the mixture if you don't move quickly enough.
Now, leave the containers at room temperature on your counter to cool fully. This will take about 30 to 45 minutes. Feel the bottom center to see if it has cooled all the way. If it has, they are good to go.
How to Use Your Headache and Tension Relief Balm
Apply a pea sized amount over the back of the neck or any area of muscle tension and rub in all the way. Apply to temples and down hair line for headaches, and layer with essential oils of peppermint, lavender and/or frankincense for more tension relief.
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