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.
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
- Fill a medium pot half way full with water.
- Place a glass bowl with a spout in the water.
- Add Oils and beeswax together in the glass bowl.
- 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!*