Antihistamine balm for natural allergy relief

Are you looking for natural allergy relief remedies that work? Learn how to make our natural DIY antihistamine balm featuring essential oils quick allergy relief.
Or you can buy a Premade Antihistamine Balm Here.

Making your own balms and salves is a wonderful way to use essential oils in your life, along with other great ingredients that are shown to be natural remedies.
Or you can buy a Premade Antihistamine Balm Here.

It’s beneficial to use a balm rather than an oil alone for a few reasons. First, it’s important to dilute your essential oils for safety. Second, by adding nourishing oils like coconut and sweet almond oils with beeswax, the effect will last much longer because the oils can’t evaporate so quickly.

This antihistamine balm recipe is one we can all use for natural allergy relief from time to time, and it can be used for relief of seasonal allergies, sinus issues, nasal congestion, eye and throat irritation, allergies in general or to apply to bites, stings or rashes.

The combination of ingredients in the antihistamine balm will help reduce swelling and relieve itchiness. It is a great natural remedy for allergy relief to keep on hand at home, but also wonderful for a first aid or traveling kit.
We hope that this antihistamine balm works as well for your natural allergy relief needs as it does for ours!

How to Make an Antihistamine Balm for Natural Allergy Relief

Supplies and Ingredients

? 2-4 small balm containers with lids (I used 2-ounce sized jars in the photos here and I got 2 full jars out of this recipe)
? 1.5 ounces beeswax pastilles, or chopped beeswax (Local beeswax is great for your allergies so if you find it local, just chop it up yourself!)
? 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
? 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil or your favorite carrier oil like jojoba or olive oil
? 10 drops lemon essential oil
? 10 drops lavender essential oil
? 10 drops peppermint essential oil
? 6 drops frankincense essential oil
Or you can buy a Premade Antihistamine Balm Here.

Directions
1. Using a double boiler, fill the bottom half of the pot about 2/3 full of water and start it over low to medium heat. Measure out your beeswax and put it into the top half over the water. It is best to heat it slowly, so you don’t burn or overheat the wax, which will protect the properties of it. If it burns, you will lose those great benefits.
2. While that is heating up, go line up your containers so they are ready to go.
3. Next, have your coconut oil measured out and ready. If it has solidified and is hard to scoop out and measure, pop it in a bowl of hot water to soften it up.
4. Once the beeswax is fully melted and there are no yellow lumps remaining, stir in the coconut oil and the sweet almond oil. Let them melt together with the beeswax.

5. Once they are mixed together and clear, you can remove the pan from the heat and add the essential oils.
6. All of these oils are a thin consistency, even the frankincense, which comes from a resin, so be cautious when dropping them in. It is super easy to have them get away from you and end up with twice the drops you needed.
7. Now, stir in the oils well to disperse in the balm base.
8. You are now set to pour them into your containers. Take it slowly and leave just a slight gap at the top of the container.

9. At this point, they need to rest on a counter top at room temperature to cool off. Best thing to do is not to move them, so that they don’t spill, and the top will solidify smoothly.
10. After about 30 to 45 minutes, they will likely be cooled off all the way, but this will depend on the container you used too.
11. Check to see by feeling the bottom center of the container. If it is warm still, give them awhile longer. If you put the lids on too soon, moisture will form inside the lid after you close it and you don’t want that.
12. Once they are cooled off totally, put your lids on and make up some cute labels if you’d like.
13. These make awesome gifts for so many occasions!

To Use
1. Run your thumb nail, if needed, to loosen the balm and then take a small pea-sized amount and rub on area desired. If it is for breathing or sinus, rub on chest, neck, or just under nose. It can also be put on the bottom of the feet.
2. Apply directly on top of bites and stings.

Fall is around the corner and with the falling leaves and cooler air, allergies seem to come on with a vengeance. Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint are powerful essential oils that combine to make a healthy, easy remedy for sniffles and sneezes! Together they create a strong antihistamine and reduce inflammation. So I thought why not make a salve of it?
At my home, allergies run rampant. It’s no secret how much I love cats. Funny fact, I used to be allergic to them. Here and there I’ll feel that itchy, sneezy feeling come back on when I’ve spent too much time hugging and kissing on my four fur babies! Yes, I have four….It makes me feel warm and fuzzy when people call me a crazy cat lady! I’m serious. I love cats….A LOT.

Anyway, I digress, any excuse to talk cats. As for other allergies, my daughters and I are very effected by seasonal outdoor allergies and require relief often. Go HERE for more on how I relieve our allergies.

This DIY allergy balm has healing coconut oil and antioxidant rich olive oil! It is great for applying around the nose for relief from inflammation and a raw nose. I get allergy bumps on my face so I’m excited to use this to reduce my skin bumps. This would also be good to use on mosquito bites as well! Apply to the bottoms of the feet for added allergy relief-apply at night and it might just help you sleep!

So, here’s the recipe. Like most balms, this is easy!

DIY ALLERGY RELIEF BALM

1/4 cup Coconut Oil (buy it HERE)
1 TBSP Beeswax (buy it HERE)
15 drops Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)
15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil (find it HERE)

DIRECTIONS:
1. Fill a medium pot half way full with water.
2. Place a glass bowl with a spout in the water.
3. Add Oils and beeswax together in the glass bowl.
4. Once beeswax is melted remove from heat, add essential oils and pour into containers.

*This makes about 5 oz. and will stay good for around 6 mos. I put the left overs in a lip balm tube for on the go relief!*

Also, if you can get your hands on local beeswax and honey-grab it! Using bee products from your area can really help your body adjust more quickly to seasonal outdoor allergies. Even beeswax candles local or not, can go a long way when it comes to clearing the air!

Spring is in full swing and the flowers are in bloom. Those with intense pollen allergies, however, may not be rejoicing during this time. No need to fret because there are natural remedies that can help you get fight off allergies. If you want some quick relief, we found an all-natural antihistamine balm.

Rather than buying pharmaceutical antihistamines, it is better to use natural
ingredients to provide allergy relief. This balm is always beneficial to have on hand, especially during spring when a lot of people are prone to sinus issues, congestion, throat irritation, itchy eyes, seasonal allergies, or allergies that involve stings or rashes. The active ingredients are powerful essential oils and we are going to give you some information as to how they benefit you.

Peppermint Essential Oil:

This oil contains antispasmodic properties and acts as an expectorant. Inhaling the aroma can help relieve a sore throat or clear up sinuses. Outside of using this oil in the DIY balm, you can add a few drops to an aromatherapy diffuser and leave it in your room. This will help relieve allergy symptoms and contribute to better breathing.

Frankincense Essential Oil:

While people may think of the three wise men when frankincense oil is mentioned, it should also be thought of as an essential oil that helps to relieve anxiety and reduce inflammation. Your frankincense inhalation should be done sparingly because it is very powerful. That is why there are two carrier oils in this DIY balm.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Rich in powerful anti-inflammatory properties, lavender is a natural antihistamine that is extremely beneficial to use during an allergic reaction. It has been commonly used with a carrier oil to help those suffering from skin irritations like insect bites, hives, or other reactions.

Lemon Essential Oil:

Supporting the lymphatic and immune systems, lemon essential oil helps to stimulate white blood cell production and aids with overall body detoxification. Lemon essential oil is commonly used around the home to get rid of airborne allergens. You can add some lemon essential oil to a diffuser and place it in common areas to help lessen allergies.

Ingredients:

? 2-4 small balm containers
? 5 ounces beeswax, chopped
? 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil
? 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil (you can also use another carrier oil like jojoba oil or olive oil)
? 10 drops lemon essential oil
? 10 drops lavender essential oil
? 10 drops peppermint essential oil
? 6 drops frankincense essential oil

Instructions:

? Fill the bottom half of a double boiler two-thirds of the way with water and place the whole thing over medium heat. Put the beeswax in the top of the double boiler and melt the wax. Make sure that you don’t burn it because that will destroy the benefits.
? Once the beeswax is melted, stir in the coconut oil and sweet almond oil. Make sure that you stir this mixture well.
? Remove from the heat and then add the essential oils in, drop by drop. Make sure to thoroughly mix these in so they are evenly distributed throughout the balm.
? Pour the mixture in the little balm containers and let the mixture cool at room temperature. This should take about 45 minutes.
? Once they are cooled, put the lids on and store them in a cool, dry place.

How To Use:

? Take a thumbnail size amount of the balm and rub on the affected area. You can also rub it on the bottoms of your feet, your chest, neck, or below your nostrils to help with clearer breathing.