DIY Allergy Relief Balm

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DIY Allergy BalmFall 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 DIY allergy relief balm 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. First, we live in the most allergy inducing state ever (Oklahoma). Second, we love animals.

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 fur babies! 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. I have a few allergy season must haves to help relieve allergies but this DIY allergy balm is always close in the spring.

DIY Allergy Balm Ingredients

I chose peppermint, lemon and lavender essential oils due to their powerful anti inflammatory qualities. Plus, peppermint can really help decongest a stuffy nose.

This DIY allergy balm has healing coconut oil and antioxidant rich 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 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!

DIY Allergy Balm

 

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!*

 
 
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!

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xx, Jenni

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

34 thoughts on “DIY Allergy Relief Balm”

  1. 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!

  2. 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?

    1. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

      1. 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?

        1. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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. 🙂

      1. 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

  7. 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!!

  8. 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?

    1. 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.

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  10. 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

    1. 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!

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    1. Margaret-I’ve never worked with soy wax but beeswax doesn’t have much effect on relieving allergies unless it’s a local beeswax to help with allergies in your specific area-and I’m not too sure it’s that helpful. The essential oils are what really do the trick. I would try soy for sure.

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