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DIY Allergy Relief Balm

Allergy Salve

Fall is around the corner and with the falling leaves and cooler air, allergies seem to come on with a vengeance.  Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint are powerful essential oils that combine to make a healthy, easy remedy for sniffles and sneezes!  Together they create a strong antihistamine and reduce inflammation.  So I thought why not make a salve of it?

At my home, allergies run rampant.  It’s no secret how much I love cats.  Funny fact, I used to be allergic to them.  Here and there I’ll feel that itchy, sneezy feeling come back on when I’ve spent too much time hugging and kissing on my four fur babies!  Yes, I have four….It makes me feel warm and fuzzy when people call me a crazy cat lady! I’m serious. I love cats….A LOT.

 Anyway, I digress, any excuse to talk cats.  As for other allergies, my daughters and I are very effected by seasonal outdoor allergies and require relief often.  Go HERE for more on how I relieve our allergies.

This DIY allergy balm has healing coconut oil and antioxidant rich olive oil!  It is great for applying around the nose for relief from inflammation and a raw nose.  I get allergy bumps on my face so I’m excited to use this to reduce my skin bumps.  This would also be good to use on mosquito bites as well!  Apply to the bottoms of the feet for added allergy relief-apply at night and it might just help you sleep!

So, here’s the recipe.  Like most balms, this is easy!

DIY Allergy Relief Balm

1/4 cup  Coconut Oil (buy it HERE)

1 TBSP Beeswax (buy it HERE)

15 drops Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)

Directions:

  1. Fill a medium pot half way full with water.
  2. Place a glass bowl with a spout in the water.
  3. Add Oils and beeswax together in the glass bowl.
  4. Once beeswax is melted remove from heat, add essential oils and pour into containers.

*This makes about 5 oz. and will stay good for around 6 mos.  I put the left overs in a lip balm tube for on the go relief!*

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Also, if you can get your hands on local beeswax and honey-grab it!  Using bee products from your area can really help your body adjust more quickly to seasonal outdoor allergies.  Even beeswax candles local or not, can go a long way when it comes to clearing the air!

xx, Jenni

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30 Comments

  1. September 19, 2013 / 12:01 pm

    This looks great Jennifer! I have awful allergies, so I will definitely be trying this. Thanks for all you do! You are an inspiration! God bless you!

  2. September 19, 2013 / 5:25 pm

    Thanks Joelle, You are so sweet! I have bad allergies too but they haven’t struck yet so I’m really excited to use this this year! I appreciate your sweet comment, don’t hesitate to comment again if you have any questions about the recipe!

  3. December 20, 2013 / 4:39 am

    This is great! K in fact, your while blog is fantastic! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! I would like to know how I could make this to use on my daughters (8&10). Do I dilute it with more coconut oil? Or just half the number of eo drops?

    • December 20, 2013 / 11:06 pm

      Hi Dana! Thank you! Don’t alter it at all for your daughters. The oils are diluted enough in the salve. These oils are pretty gentle anyway. Peppermint might give a cooling feeling but that should give a bit of relief. In fact, I would recommend putting these oils neat (straight) on the bottoms of their feet if they are really suffering! I hope this helped! Thanks!

  4. Nora
    March 1, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Hi Jennifer,
    I had a question on the Lemon Essential Oil. Could I use Lemon Eucalyptus Essential Oil instead? Would this alter the effects?

    Thanks,
    Nora 🙂

  5. April 2, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Has anyone tried this for migraines? I have a friend who has severe migraines.

    • April 2, 2014 / 5:01 pm

      Martha-I haven’t but I have heard Birch essential oil and peppermint essential oil are really good for migraines. I would apply the oil right to the temples and not even mess with a salve if I were treating a migraine. Of course, you would have to test the oils to make sure you weren’t sensitive.

      • April 2, 2014 / 8:47 pm

        Jenn,

        I have Nature’s kiss peppermint oil. It says do not apply directly to the skin without dilution. So you think 4 drops of the peppermint oil and 1/2 teaspoon of almond oil mixed would be sufficient to add to the temples?

        • April 5, 2014 / 8:18 am

          Martha, I’m not familiar with that brand, but it wouldn’t take much to dilute. Your proportion sounds good, if it’s too much, just add a bit more almond oil right to your temple to dilute more-water won’t help. The problem with peppermint oil on the temples is that it doesn’t hurt the skin, it usually burns the eyes from the vapor. Be sure to keep your eyes closed when you first put it on-that will help! Thanks!

  6. Sandy
    June 3, 2014 / 11:47 pm

    Hi Jenni
    I made this recipe about 4 months ago, this is the first time in 15 years I did not have to visit the doctor because of my allergies!! Every time I felt that sinus/drainage feeling…I rubbed up with this salve at night and woke up symptom free!! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge and recipes!

  7. Nan
    August 5, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    Jenni-
    This balm is great! I made it for an allergic reaction I had to an acne face wash. I looked like I had chicken pox-not pretty and very scary. The doctor gave me meds, but I knew I needed something to calm the sting. I KNEW you would have something! I made this recipe and it is great! It melts quickly, covers but doesn’t smother, and the oils lend a light scent. It helped me so much, now I swear by it! Thank you for sharing your wisdom!

  8. Marci
    February 3, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Your post mentions olive oil but I don’t see it in the recipe. If you use coconut oil is there a need for it? I make something similar as a replacement for Vicks (LOVE the smell, HATE the petroleum!) and I use either coconut OR olive oil. I recently discovered Spark and just received LLP so I can’t wait to whip up a batch for a friend with horrible allergies. 🙂

    • February 3, 2015 / 8:13 pm

      Marci-I usually add both coconut and olive oil-I think for this one I originally only added coconut oil. It really doesn’t matter. Both ways will work fine! L.L.P. makes it so easy!!

      • Marci
        February 3, 2015 / 9:27 pm

        Cool! So do you do approximately half and half? Sorry…I am relatively new to all this. I can follow a recipe, but am not independently creative. Lol

        • February 10, 2015 / 1:54 pm

          Marci-No problem! I use equal amounts of both oils. So just 1/2 the coconut oil in this and add the other 1/2 of olive oil-Does that make sense?

  9. Catherine
    March 30, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    hi Jenni, really excited to follow you! Amazing efforts in all that you do & come up with!
    Next stop is your Vick’s & this one once my other oils come in. Can’t get L.L.P blend here in the UK.

    Ps I’m a cat lover, too!!

    • March 30, 2015 / 6:55 pm

      Catherine! Thank you so much! So glad you’re enjoying making your own healthy remedies! It’s really so addictive!

  10. Anna
    April 16, 2015 / 10:47 am

    Is it possible to use all olive oil, and leave out the coconut oil?

    • April 16, 2015 / 5:13 pm

      Anna-Yes you can! I like to do coconut oil because it’s so healing though. Olive oil will give you the same consistency and will be very nourishing.

  11. deanna
    April 29, 2015 / 10:43 am

    I have 2 kids with earaches and I want to make this instead of taking pills,I have tried to use essential oils for everything,I feel stupid,but how do you apply this?

    • May 3, 2015 / 10:50 am

      Deanna-Don’t feel stupid!! I should totally have put that in the post. I rub this on my sinuses. I rub it on my girl’s chest when they are stuffy and sneezy. You can also apply to the bottoms of the feet. I also be sure to really focus this around my nose, it is so healing and soothes congestion as well as a raw, painful nose. About ear aches, have you read my post specifically on ear infections? Go HERE for it. You might really find it helpful. We’ve been going through ear aches too and not yet had to resort to the doctor with this essential oil blend.

  12. jane saffery
    July 18, 2015 / 9:26 am

    hi jenni so my allergies have been awful lately that my skin gets itchy too especially when i work out….this only happens when my allergies are really bad…. does this help out alot for my body? or is there some other recipes you have that is anti inflammatory to help my itchy irritated skin? thanks jenni… i always have skin issues during work outs

    • July 21, 2015 / 7:35 pm

      Jane-I would try this for sure. It should really help with your skin. This trio of essential oils is especially helpful to skin rashes and allergies. Usually allergies cause lots of inflammation which is what is so uncomfortable-these oils can reduce inflammation, providing a lot of relief for your skin. Go for it and good luck!

  13. Lisa
    January 10, 2018 / 5:47 am

    Is it 1/4 Cup as the recipe says or 1/4 Tbsp as the picture states?

    • Jenni
      Author
      January 10, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Lisa-Yikes!! Never noticed that before-it’s 1/4 cup. I’ll get that fixed-thanks for pointing it out!!

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