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eucalyptus-menthol-peppermint balm

a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is so nice to make during cold and flu season. It's great for other things as well. It's works beautifully as a moisturizer for hands and feet during the winter months. It is great for back aches and sore and tired muscles. Makes a nice gift. The ingredients are so soothing and natural and easily absorbed into the skin. So much better for you than similar, store bought, petroleum-based products! Enjoy!

prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For eucalyptus-menthol-peppermint balm

  • 1 c
    jojoba oil
  • 1 oz
    natural beeswax
  • 1
    cap full of eucalyptus essential oil
  • 25
    drops of menthol essential oil
  • 25
    drops of peppermint essential oil
  • 3
    (4 oz.) crafters tins (available at dollar tree)

How To Make eucalyptus-menthol-peppermint balm

  • 1
    Place your tins in an accessible space on your counter with the lids off.
  • 2
    Heat water in the bottom of a double boiler.
  • 3
    Add jojoba oil and beeswax to the top portion of a double boiler. Stir until the beeswax has completely melted into the oil.
  • 4
    Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Add essential oils and stir.
  • 6
    Pour into tins.
  • 7
    NOTE: you can use coconut oil or olive oil in this recipe, but I like the jojoba best. It has the least amount of extra scent to it, and seems to absorb more completely into the skin.