Homemade Healing Balm [By Elizabeth from The Sitting Tree]

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[Today I'm happy to welcome Elizabeth from The Sitting Tree, sharing her recipe for homemade healing balm.  We're trading spaces today, so be sure and follow the link at the end over to her blog for a crafty project from me, among many other beautiful things she has to share.]

It’s that time of year again, colds, allergies, dry hands from working in the garden. Homemade healing balm is my favorite natural remedy for what ever ails you.

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Uses:

  • Diaper Rash
  • Burns
  • Dry skin
  • Chest cold (with eucalyptus oil)
  • Sore feet (with peppermint oil)
  • Muscle Pain
  • Chapped lips
  • Cuts and scrapes

Materials:

  • 1 oz. Beeswax, chopped into small pieces
  • 4 oz. Olive Oil
  • 5 drops of essential oil (optional)
  • Double boiler, a metal coffee can and a sauce pan work just fine
  • Popsicle stick or spoon you don’t mind using only for beeswax
  • Small jelly jar with lid

Over medium heat, add the chopped beeswax to the double boiler. Stir occasionally until melted. Add olive oil and essential oil, stir until clear. Carefully, pour into jelly jar and add lid. Let stand overnight.

Store in cool cupboard up to 12 months.

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Elizabeth writes about knitting, unschooling, and most recently, life on an off grid homestead at The Sitting Tree.  She sells her lovely handmade creations--including knits, knitting patterns, upcycled clothes, and yummy soap--at her etsy shop of the same name.