How to use your homemade pain balm
- Scoop up some of the balm with your finger.
- Gently apply it to the affected area, massaging in a circular motion for 5 minutes.
- There is no need to cover the area. The balm can be left on and does not to be rinsed off.
While side effects are rare from a natural pain balm, it always helps to ensure that you have taken proper precautions.
- Make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Do not apply the balm on open wounds, or nose, or eyes.
- It is for external use only. Do not swallow it.
- If your skin feels irritated after application, wipe off the balm immediately.
Tips and Alternatives
- If you do not have all of the above mentioned oils, try suitable substitutes like eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, cinnamon oil, or chamomile oil.
- You can use a double boiler instead of a microwave to melt the ingredients. If you don’t have one, you can arrange a makeshift double boiler by simmering a few inches of water in a saucepan and then placing a ceramic or glass bowl on top of the saucepan. The bottom of the bowl should not touch the saucepan. Keep adding water to replace any lost to evaporation.
- Beeswax is available in a variety of forms like pellets, blocks, beads and pastilles. You can use any form for this recipe.
- Instead of a stick, you can use a wooden paint stirrer or a wooden chopstick to mix the ingredients.
- If you do not have a tin container, you can use a sterile glass jar with a lid. To sterilize the jar, wash it thoroughly with hot water and soap. Go, place it upright in a deep pot and fill the pot with water until it covers the jar by 1 inch. Boil the water for 10 minutes. Then, use tongs to remove the jar from the pot and place it on a paper towel to dry.
- Make sure to keep the balm away from direct sunlight.
How to Make Your Own Homemade Pain Balm was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 by