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I have childhood memories of my mom rubbing that petroleum jelly balm on my chest when I wasn’t feeling well. She would sing lullabies to me while she was doing it. I’ll never forget her sweet intentional comfort that made me feel so loved.

I wanted to share that same love with my son but then learned about how most of those balms are 90% petroleum jelly and 10% herbal ingredients. That’s no bueno for me. Plus you can make this one at home easily in under 15 minutes and save some money at the same time!

I’m so glad I found this recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs! I designed a cute label to go with it. Feel free to download it to make your own! This recipe makes four 2 oz tins.

To make it you’ll need:

8 oz. coconut oil 
1 oz. beeswax pastilles
1 tsp menthol crystals
20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
10 drops rosemary essential oil

Melt coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler.  Remove from heat. Stir in menthol crystals and essential oils until dissolved. Promptly pour mixture into the 2 oz tins. Allow to cool completely before putting lids on fully.

To use, rub a layer of balm on chest and throat. Cover with a warm, dry cloth if you’d like. As well as being comforting, it protects clothing and sheets. Wear something loose, to allow the vapors to reach your nose. Relax and breathe.

Here’s a quick demo so you can see how easy it to make yourself. If you want to purchase one of mine instead of making your own, make sure you visit my shop and I’ll mail one out to ya.

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