Recipes for Chest Rub, Lip Balm, Muscle Rub, Healing Ointment & Cuticle Cream
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I love DIY projects because they allow me to be creative while saving money. But, let’s be honest, we’re all busy and we only have so much time to spend in the kitchen. That’s why I love this recipe because not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it can also be used for several different products depending on your needs. Just make the base and add your desired essential oils. The recipe can also be easily doubled if needed.
Here’s What You Need:
1/2 cup of unrefined virgin coconut oil
2-4 tablespoons bee’s wax pastilles or shavings (the more wax you use, the more solid your salve will be)
2 tablespoons butter (Shea, Mango, Cocca, etc.)
1-2 Vitamin E capsules (optional)
Glass, tin or sturdy plastic containers
Here’s What You Do:
In a double boiler, melt the coconut oil and bee’s wax. I use an old glass measuring cup for this part because it makes it super easy to pour once it’s melted. When it’s totally liquefied, empty the vitamin E capsules into the liquid (if using), pour the mixture into your desired containers and add essential oils, using 15 drops for every ounce of ointment. Here are some I’ve made:
Chest and Sinus Rub – I chose lavender and a breathe blend from doTERRA, but other good choices would be rosemary, tea tree, eucalyptus and/or peppermint.
Healing Ointment – frankincense, lavender, geranium and Roman chamomile essential oils. Click here to learn more about this ointment and how it works.
Lip Balm – essential oils are optional, but some good choices would be peppermint, lemon or lime. You can even tint your lip balm naturally with a little beet powder.
Muscle Rub – doTERRA’s DeepBlue blend is perfect. You can also use any of the following oils: wintergreen, frankincense, peppermint, marjoram, birch, lavender, white fir or helichrysum.
Cuticle Cream – lemon essential oil
Where to Buy Supplies:
Quality coconut oil can be found in the organic section of at most grocery stores, in health food stores or online. I purchase mine from VitaCost.com because it offers the best price.
Bee’s Wax can be found at some health food stores, but I like the pastilles from MountainRoseHerbs.com because they’re so easy to work with. Solid bricks of bee’s wax can be quite tricky to cut.
Therapeutic grade essential oils can be purchased from a variety of sources, but I recommend doTERRA, MoutainRoseHerbs.com and Simplers. I caution against the cheaper brands offered at health food stores or Amazon because they often contain fillers and the quality just isn’t as good.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, aromatherapist, doctor or other professionally trained medical expert. By accepting my advice, you agree that this information has not been evaluated by the FDA, but was garnered through internet research and personal experience. Some people may suffer adverse reactions to essential oils and other supplements especially when pregnant, taking other medications/supplements or suffering from a chronic health condition. You also agree not to hold me liable should you have an adverse reaction to any of the protocols I recommend. Do your research and speak to your doctor before staring any new supplement.
Additionally, while I have not been compensated for the purpose of this post, I am an independent consultant for doTERRA and an affiliate advertiser for MountainRoseHerbs.com. If you click on my links, I will make a small commission based on your purchase. I have also included a refer a friend link to VitaCost. This is just one way you can help support me and the administration of The Average Parent website. I guarantee to never recommend products that I would not purchase for myself or as a gift.