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How to make a soothing balm for every type of injury

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How to make a soothing balm for every type of injury
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There are lots of products that we can make ourselves, even products to treat bumps and scratches! With simple oil and wax based mixtures added with essential oils and other beneficial ingredients, you can help your skin to heal quicker, reduce bruising, soothe burns and sun burn or even calm muscle or joint pains.  In this article we’ll introduce you to soothing balm recipes that you can make at home for every type of injury. 

Preparation stages:

(Although the ingredients change, the preparation method stays the same for each balm)

1) Start by melting the oil in a bain marie with the bees wax and mix well.

2) Take the mixture off the heat and add the essential oils, glycerin or even the vitamin E. This ingredient will stop the mixture from going off and will improve the conservation of the balm.  What’s more it is also excellent for the skin as it softens and hydrates the skin.  It is worth adding a few drops to your balm if you can!

3) Transfer the mixture into an airtight container that is clean and sterilized.  Leave to harden and refrigerate.

The mixture will keep for 4 to 6 months!

Let’s now look at the recipes:

Special balm to soothe burns and sun burn :

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  • 26 g of olive oil (It nourishes and helps the skin to regenerate)
  • 2.5 g bees wax (Helps with the texture of the balm)
  • 30 drops of lavender essential oil (healing qualities)

Special balm to soothe bruises

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  • 26 g of arnica infused oil (This will reduce the bruising and has anti-inflammatory properties that will encourage circulation.)
  • 2.5 g of bees wax
  • 25 drops of helichrysum essential oil (Very effective against bruising, even for those that have been there for a while!)

Special balm for muscle and joint pain 

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  • 26 g of macadamia oil (It soaks in the the skin and it’s great for treating cellulite or helping to improve circulation)
  • 2.5 g  of bees wax
  • 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (This oil works as a painkiller and gives a fresh feeling to the skin)
  • 20 drops of of wintergreen (antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, rheumatism and promotes muscle relaxation)
  • 15 drops of eucalyptus essential oil (It has the same effects as wintergreen so the two are an excellent combo!)

Healing balm for grazes and scratches

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  • 26 g of oil infused with St. John’s wort (It is has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and can soothe pain)
  • 2.5 g of bees wax
  • 30 drops of chamomile essential oil (It helps to soothe, heal and regenerate the skin)
  • 20 g of lavender essential oil (With the same effects as chamomile, the two together make an excellent combo!)

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