Friday, January 1, 2010

Natural Vapor Balm Recipe

By Allison B. Kontur

You will need:
2 oz Shea Butter
1 oz Almond (Sweet) Oil
1 oz Beeswax Pastilles, White - Unrefined
5 ml (1 tsp) Camphor Essential Oil
2.5 ml (1/2 tsp) Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oil
1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) Fir Needle(Silver/White) Essential Oil


Phase 1: Melt butters, waxes & oils in a double boiler over low heat until clear and thoroughly combined. Remove from heat & set aside.

Phase 2: In a small glass mixing utensil, combine all essential oils until well-blended. When the mixture from Phase 1 has cooled slightly (almost begins to get a "skin" on top), add the essential oil blend and combine thoroughly.

Phase 3: Pour into small pots like our 2 oz Basic or Heavy Wall Jars. Allow to cool completely before capping.

FYI: Use this product in the same manner as commercial vapor products. Rub on chest, back, bottoms of feet, etc. Avoid eye area. Discontinue use immediately if you experience any irritation.

Tip: This balm is an effective carrier for most essential oil blends. Experiment to create your own aroma-balm products. Our Tei Fu and Certified Massage Therapist Blend are effective replacements for the essential oils used in formulation above!



lindaluf said...

This recipe would only be suitable for an adult at those levels of EO. For children 2 months to 2 years use 25% of that EO blend and for children 2 - 12 only 50%. Babies under 2 should not have any EO's...this also would not be suitable for pregnant women.....

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