Headache Balm Recipe
In our lives we experience a lot of stress and tension. Sometimes we need an extra boost to help us get through those uncomfortable feelings. Rosemary is known as the “herb of remembrance” because it stimulates cognitive function. Essential oils such as eucalyptus, lavender, and peppermint help to relax your mind and help release some of the tension.
Here is a topical balm I created for those tense moments in life. It can be applied to your temples by lightly massaging them.
What you need!
- Rosemary infused olive oil(I use organic unrefined Bragg’s olive oil for the best results): 1 cup
- Beeswax: 2 tbsp
- Ginger root: 1 tbsp
- Rosemary: a sprinkle
- Eucalyptus essential oil: 30 drops
- Lavender essential oil: 30 drops
- Peppermint essential oil: 10 drops
- 2 different sized pots
Let’s get to it!
- Fill a big pot up with water and bring it to a light boil
- Insert a smaller pot inside the larger pot filled with water to create a double boiler
- Pour in the herbal infused olive oil and let it get warm, but do not bring it to a boil
- Grate in the beeswax and let it dissolve
- Grate the ginger root
- Add in your essential oils
- You can add these according to your own liking. I added in over 30 drops of each because I like the strong aroma
- Let the mixture sit for a short period of time and turn off the flame. Do a consistency test by pouring a small amount into a shot glass and sticking it in the freezer. Wait a few minutes to see if the consistency is right, if it is too loose add more beeswax
- When the texture is right for you, pour the rest of the mixture into a glass jar
- Sprinkle some rosemary on top of the balm for extra kick
- Let the jar sit in the fridge for a couple of hours after letting it cool for about 10 minutes.
Take it out when the mixture is solid. Apply it to your temples or your third eye when you are experiencing tension. It is also good for an extra boost if you need to focus or concentrate.