Whether your allergies are seasonal or you’re sensitive to pet dander or dust, making a diy allergy balm can help relieve histamine symptoms that come from reacting to something your body is trying to fight. The potent essential oil trio-lavender, lemon and peppermint have become known for their anti histamine, anti-inflammatory and soothing power which is exactly what us allergy sufferers need! This balm is simple to make and multi-purpose!
Isn’t it ironic-the excitement and anticipation for spring comes every year around the end of February but like clockwork, allergens come rain on your parade? Each year I spend about 2 weeks being miserable while pining for the great outdoors. Itchy eyes, constant sneezing, itchy skin, sore throat and a stuffy nose are common symptoms of allergies. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a natural way to sooth these ugly symptoms?
I’ve got good news, if you’re like me and avoid over the counter medication at almost any cost, there are several natural remedies that will lessen your allergy symptoms. One of those remedies is my DIY Allergy Relief Balm. It’s easy to make and oh so healing and soothing. It contains the BEST essential oils for calming not only the skin but also taming a histamine attack.
DIY Allergy Balm Ingredients
- Lemon and Lavender are both natural antihistamines and one study found that a lemon based nasal spray helped soothe and reduce symptoms of hay fever.
- Lavender helps reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
- Peppermint oil is also a powerful anti inflammatory oil. Plus, it contains menthol which helps open the airways. It is a great essential oil for decongesting the nose and promoting easier breathing.
This DIY allergy balm has ultra healing unrefined organic coconut oil and antioxidant rich organic olive oil! I like this combo and use it for my DIY Neosporin and DIY Vapor Rub recipes as well. It is great for applying around a sore, raw nose for relief from inflammation. I get allergy bumps on my face so I also apply it to those to lessen inflammation, redness and itchiness.
How to Use a DIY Allergy Balm:
- Apply to the bottoms of the feet for added allergy relief-apply at night and it might just help you sleep!
- Apply under and around the nose to help open airways and heal a raw nose.
- Apply to the neck and chest to help with respiratory issues.
- Layer it on a mosquito bite for instant relief.
- Use as a lip balm!
- Apply it anywhere you need relief from dry skin.
- Inhale it to reap aromatherapy benefits.
What Is the Best Container for Balms?
Since glass is always healthier than plastic, especially where there is heat involved, I always recommend a glass jar or bottle. This recipe makes around 5 ounces so I typically use a 4 ounce jar and then store what is left over in lip balm tins or smaller jars for easy transport.
This recipe isn’t formulated for lip balm tubes because there is not enough beeswax to harden the balm enough to hold up in a tube. You can totally increase the amount of beeswax to 2 tablespoons if you prefer to use a lip balm tube or even deodorant tube for your balm!
What You’ll Need to Make a DIY Allergy Relief Balm
- 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil (buy it HERE)
- 2 tbsp. Olive Oil (find 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)
- 4 oz. Glass Jar (find it HERE)
- Lip Balm Tins (find them HERE) *optional*
- Medium Pot
- Glass Pyrex Cup w/ Spout
- 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
- 1 TBSP Beeswax
- 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 15 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 4 oz. Glass Jar
- Lip Balm Tins *optional*
- Medium Pot
- Glass Pyrex Cup w/ Spout
- 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 and turn on stove top to medium.
- Once beeswax is melted remove from heat, add essential oils and pour into containers.
- Allow balm to cool completely before replacing the cap.
- 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!*
- You can use this balm on any skin irriation. It works great on mosquito bites!
- This balm makes a great lip balm and is extremely nourishing when used as a hand and foot balm!
Where to Get the Best Essential Oils?
When using essential oils, high quality, organic oils are a must. I typically get my essential oils from Plant Therapy. I love that they offer organic oils that are affordable. Plus they offer fast and free shipping. You can use my code JENNIRAINCLOUD to get 10% off your order!
A Few More Ideas to Relieve Seasonal Allergies:
- 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!
- There is a lot of relief to be had diffusing these 3 oils-I diffuse 24-7 during allergy season. I even diffuse in my car!
- Make an Allergy Inhaler! I carry this with me everywhere and can enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy anywhere without disturbing anyone else.
- Read my post on Allergy Season Must-Haves for natural supplements and other tools to get your some relief!
Can Children Use This Balm?
Yes, children over the age of 6 can easily benefit from this balm. Under the age of 6 is up to you. My daughters had no issues using peppermint oil below the age of 6 but because it is a cooling oil, it could be too strong for your child. However, since it is in a balm, it is highly diluted. You might try a patch test on their inner arm to see how they react. Applying the balm to the bottoms of their feet might be the best place to use it if you have a sensitive child.
More Allergy Relief Posts:
- Natural Allergy Remedies
- Apple Cider Vinegar Energy Drink
- Essential Oils for Allergies
- The Power of Diffusing
- DIY Vapor Rub
- How to Make Beeswax Candles
- Thieves Balm Recipe